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How to make classic recipe sauces at home

Updated on February 22, 2013

Gravy Recipe

3 stars from 1 rating of Gravy ( Jus Lie )

Easy gravy recipe (Jus Lie)

It is very easy to make your own sauces and you will get a lot of satisfaction knowing that you have made a great product. Sauces and stocks are the building blocks for any great chef and always the first things you are taught.

This is a classic gravy (Jus Lie) recipe with no additives or preservatives and can be cooled and frozen.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 2 hours 15 min
Ready in: 3 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves 10


  • 500g Meat Bones, Beef, Pork, Poultry
  • 60g Celery, Roughly Chopped
  • 125g Onion, Roughly Chopped
  • 125g Carrot, Roughly Chopped
  • 125g Mushroom Trimmings, Stalks
  • 12g Tomato Puree
  • 1.25 ml Stock, Beef, Pork, Poultry
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Thyme, Sprigs
  • 2g Salt
  • 2g Pepper
  • 25g Arrowroot


  1. Chop the bones and brown in the oven
  2. Add the chopped vegetables and herbs
  3. Mix the tomato puree and stock then add to the bones
  4. Simmer for two hours then add the mushroom trimmings
  5. Mix the arrowroot with a little cold water until it is pouring consistency
  6. Add the arrowroot to the stock and bones then bring to the boil
  7. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes
  8. Check the seasoning
  9. Strain and serve


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      GEOFFREY 4 years ago

      Can't believe it very easy to to prepare

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      Kelvin McGowan 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Hope you enjoy it and there will be lots more to come

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Home made stocks and sauces ARE the best. Freezing them into serving containers creates handy ready to use stocks for soups and gravies whenever needed. Thanks for the recipe.