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Easy Gravy Recipe for Beef or Chicken Meals

Updated on August 30, 2014

Gravy adds a great final touch to your meal.

The gravy helps to make a meal complete
The gravy helps to make a meal complete | Source

Easy Gravy Recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe for gravy, whether for chicken, turkey or beef, etc. This works for all kinds of meats, and takes less than 5 ingredients to accomplish.

Ingredients for Gravy:

2 Tablespoons of cornstarch (I use it in a shaker can, and Betty Crocker sells a great one.)

1/4 cup of cold water

1 cup of meat juices or broth, like beef or chicken

Salt and Pepper (My favorite is sea salt and cracked black pepper but its not necessary.)

Optional :Dash of Cayenne Pepper (I don't know why, but this makes it taste extra good.)

Directions for gravy:

Stir or whisk the cornstarch into the cold water. Gradually stir into the meat broth in a one quart saucepan. Heat this to boiling, using medium heat while constantly stirring. Once it begins to boil, stir it for one more minute.

This can be made in 7 minutes or so, while your meat that you just finished cooking, is resting. Letting the meat rest for a few minutes is recommended anyway, to let the juices redistribute back into the meat, and keep it tender. If you cut up the meat to quickly, the hot juices just flow right on out, and the meat isn't tender anymore.

This recipe makes about one and a quarter cups of gravy for your roast,chicken or turkey.

**Tips- To prevent lumps in your gravy, make sure to use a wire whisk while you are mixing. Mixing the cornstarch with the cold water before adding to the broth also helps it to not clump up. The gravy will become almost shiny as it cooks, almost clear looking. To have an even more flavorful gravy, substitute some tomato juice, vegetable juice, or wine for the liquid.


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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Phoenix! I appreciate your stopping by.

    • PhoenixV profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Sounds great!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Eddy, thank you very much. So glad you liked it and want to bookmark it. Its partly why I did the hub, to always have it handy for when I need it. Take care :)

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Another gem to bookmark in with my 'recipes'.

      Thanks for sharing and I wish you a very Happy New Year.

      Take care



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