A nice rich brown gravy, completely vegetarian, and perfect for potatoes or vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in yeast extract spread, onion powder, and salt until smooth. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups water so no lumps form. Bring to a boil. In a small cup, stir together 1/2 cup cold water and cornstarch. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan, and continue boiling until thickened. Cool slightly before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 355.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
I didn't have any brown gravy so I decided to try this recipe out. I'm so glad that I did because I'll never have to buy brown gravy packages ever again. I didn't have any Marmite/Vegemite so I used 3 beef bouilion cubes (initially I tried 2 and it didn't have much flavor) and just added a dash of salt and pepper. If I ever see Marmite/Vegemite, I will definitely get some and use it with this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2007
In the strictest sense of the word this is not "vegetarian" if it contains butter...but not bad. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2008
I didn't have any brown gravy so I decided to try this recipe out. I'm so glad that I did because I'll never have to buy brown gravy packages ever again. I didn't have any Marmite/Vegemite so I used 3 beef bouilion cubes (initially I tried 2 and it didn't have much flavor) and just added a dash of salt and pepper. If I ever see Marmite/Vegemite, I will definitely get some and use it with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
Of course, it came from my mom so I love it! You can use just about any pairing of 2 cups water to broth cubes, bullion granules, liquid concentrates, whatever flavor and brand you like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2006
Really good gravy for veggies. I wanted to make a big batch of poutine and half my roomates are vegetarian so I was happy to find this one. I doubled it to make enough. We've done it a couple of times now and found it very salty as written and so now I don't add any salt (I think there's enough saltyness in the butter and Marmite - you can always add some salt and pepper to your plate as needed). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2011
Loved this gravy! Wasn't too thick or thin. It was just right, rich and delicious and to Moder8Sk1LLz, if something contains butter it can still be vegetarian, I believe you are thinking of vegan. Vegans don't use any dairy products, but vegetarians do. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Very very good!!! My son wanted chicken gravy like the school has =/ I did sub better than bullion for the yeast extract and had a very good result. Would be happy to make this one again and again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2007
In the strictest sense of the word this is not "vegetarian" if it contains butter...but not bad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
EXCELLENT!! This is an answer to my needs. I substituted 2 tablespoons of (Hacho) miso for the Marmite. I added some more water as I found the gravy a little too thick. I may have cooked it too long initially. Thank you for such a great recipie! (I am going to reduce the butter to 3 TBSP here after.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
I have missed having gravy at supper b/c my husband is vegetarian -but this stuff is great! I'll be making this recipe again and again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2007
I use this gravy for so much. I usually add a tsp of garlic powder and sometimes sub shortening for butter which works just as well. Read More
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