Mushroom sauce can be done with any type of stock, but I used beef stock here since I'm going to be serving with meatloaf.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter over medium heat in a saucepan until it foams. Stir in mushrooms. Season with salt. Simmer until liquid evaporates, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir in the flour, cooking and stirring for about 5 minutes. Add about 1 cup of beef stock, stirring briskly until incorporated, then pour in the remaining stock and mix thoroughly. Season with black pepper and thyme. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring often.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 63.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
I love mushrooms and I loved this gravy. Warning though....I used salted butter - salted the mushrooms, as instructed and did not use low sodium beef broth. By the time the gravy had reduced it was a little salty for us. My fault entirely but just a heads up to others who will be making this. Delicious - Thanks Chef John. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2013
This was my first Chef John recipe and I must say that it was average at best. Extremely salty bland and required a lot of tweaking. Read More
(11)
380 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 314
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
I love mushrooms and I loved this gravy. Warning though....I used salted butter - salted the mushrooms, as instructed and did not use low sodium beef broth. By the time the gravy had reduced it was a little salty for us. My fault entirely but just a heads up to others who will be making this. Delicious - Thanks Chef John. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2012
Not a bad start, but much better if you add some drippings from the meat you serve this with - in my case it was Chef John's Classic Meatloaf. I also added a glug of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon) and some minced shallots. I did use the optional fresh thyme and it was a nice addition. I'd recommend NO salt - there is quite enough in the beef stock. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
This was the first time that I made gravy (without my mom looking over my shoulder guiding me). Thank you Chef John for your expertise. I followed this recipe closely and my gravy is delicious! Although my parents passed away and did not leave behind any recipes, I feel encouraged to get in the kitchen and make some great food. I don't want to eat fast food anymore. Thanks allrecipes.com!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
Excellent! I think this gravy could be made even better with the addition of some wine... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
Vegetarians listen up! I made this with vegetable broth. No matter, it was super. My vegetarian wife and I (the meat eater) loved it on mashed potatoes! If you want thicker gravy, use less broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2011
Delicious and relatively easy. Yielded more than we needed for meal and leftovers so we froze the remainder for another time. Yum! Perfect with meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2012
I made this tonight with a meatloaf and mashed potatoes simply delicious. This will be my go-to mushroom gravy from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2013
I have made Chef John's amazing and versatile Mushroom Gravy many times. Than I had to make it my own. I use a combination of mushrooms. Add garlic & onions to the MR sauté. Add 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar and add 2 T sherry, marsala, brandy, or red wine. Sub non-fat plain Gk yogurt or Chef John's Creme Fraiche for the heavy cream. Brown the meatloaf before spooning the gravy over it. Serve with mashed or baked potatoes, polenta, risotto, egg noodles. I have used my favorite meatloaf recipe and made it into meatballs which I braised in Chef John's MR Gravy recipe. I have used it in lasagna. I have even used it as base sauce after reducing down on pizza; pairs particularly well with goat cheese (other cheeses, as well). It is wonderful over roast beef as well. It makes (homemade) seitan taste incredible! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
Fantastic and simple! I used veggie broth and turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2013
This was my first Chef John recipe and I must say that it was average at best. Extremely salty bland and required a lot of tweaking. Read More
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