Old-fashioned brown gravy. Made from meat drippings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Immediately after removing meat from a roasting pan or other pan, drain off the drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons. Sprinkle the flour over drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until brown. Gradually stir in milk, whisking with a fork to scrape up all of the meaty bits from the pan, then gradually whisk in the water. Increase the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly, until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 5.8g; fat 1.6g; cholesterol 13.1mg; sodium 30mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2005
Perfect traditional gravy just like Mom made. And no lumps! For chicken or pork, I use the half milk and half water. But for roast beef gravy, I like to 2 cups of water and no milk (use the water used to boil your potatoes for mashed potatoes to go with the gravy!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2006
I have never had problems making gravy in the past but this just didn't work. It wouldn't thicken and was very bland even with A LOT of salt and pepper. Read More
(77)
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2005
Perfect traditional gravy just like Mom made. And no lumps! For chicken or pork, I use the half milk and half water. But for roast beef gravy, I like to 2 cups of water and no milk (use the water used to boil your potatoes for mashed potatoes to go with the gravy!) Read More
(162)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
I made this gravy using drippings from my chuck roast cooked in the crock pot. In order to make a rue with the right consistency I used at least 6 tablespoons of drippings to the 2 tablespoons of flour. Otherwise I followed the recipe for milk and water. The gravy cooked and thickened nicely. I'm giving 3 stars only because I was in a hurry and had I not saved any more drippings than the 2 tablespoons called for in the recipe I'd have been in trouble!! Will use recipe again but more drippings. Read More
(129)
Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2006
I have never had problems making gravy in the past but this just didn't work. It wouldn't thicken and was very bland even with A LOT of salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
i've never made gravy from drippings before and this turned out perfect!!! though i didn't measure anything.. i just took all the drippings (beef) and added some flour and a dash of milk. oh and i added just a bit of beef stock. i had the corn starch ready but i'm amazed that i didn't even need it! i'm glad that i read the dirctions and decided to wait because it only took about a minute to thicken up. anyway thanks for posting this it saved my butt today!:) Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2006
This is how my Mom made hamberger gravy! but tonight I added the hamberger dehydraded chopped onions Montreal Steak Seasoning to it and put it on toast! then I heated up some small peas with butter salt pepper and layered them over the top.Man it was so good I had to write this review. Try it u'll love it! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2011
Pretty good! Definitely needed seasoning but easy and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2008
This is a good recipe but it needed some salt and pepper. I used beef stock in place of water for a richer flavor. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2006
I omitted the milk and I used the juice from the chicken instead. Added some oregano basil and parsley just to get abit of italian taste. My husband really liked it. Went well with mash potatoes and BBQ Chicken. View pic. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2009
I never have made gravy before on my own and now I have. Easy to follow and easy to make. Thank you for sharing Read More
(12)
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