How do you make homemade gravy without grease drippings?

@taface412 (3179)
United States
April 6, 2009 4:59pm CST
I always hated saving grease when I make foods. In fact I try to tend to eat foods without much grease now, but when I make gravy I would like to have a bit of flavor. So how do you add flavor to your gravy? Usually I buy the premixed stuff where you just add water...but I would like to make it at home. The one I fell in love with recently was peppered gravy. It was creamy and very smooth tasting. How about you?
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• United States
7 Apr 09
All I know is the prepacked gravy which is quite good. My husband loves the prepacked country white gravy. Yes the peppered gravy is good & it is kinda like the white country gravy. Yummy on biscuits & to make baked pork chops & chicken.
• United States
7 Apr 09
Also what is very good & my husbands favorite food is something my grandmother taught me. Is sweet peas & thickening gravy which is white gravy in your sweet peas. I got my husband hooked on this mixture. I use the white country prepacked gravy & sweet peas. This is truly awesome combo!!!
@kprofgames (2906)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I don't like grease either and a lover of gravy myself, I roast the meat and then put all the drippings in a bowl and let it sit overnight in the fridge. The fat raises to the top so it's easier to separate, then I make my gravy the next day for open sandwiches. It's a long process, don't get it with the original meal, but I still get my gravy without the fat in it.
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yup. This is how I do it if I want a grease-less gravy. Works well for when I save broths too.
@coffeeshot (3787)
• Australia
6 Apr 09
I figured this would involve beef stock and flour so I researched and found this recipe: Things You’ll Need: beef broth flour water dale's seasoning or store brand equivalent Step1. Open can of beef broth. You can buy this in the soup section in the grocery store. Pour broth in sauce pan and bring to boil. Step2 Add 2 tbsp of flour to 1 cup of cold water and stir until all lumps are gone. Turn on low heat and pour mixture in broth and stir until blended well. Step3 Add 1/4 cup of Dale's seasoning, or store brand equivalent, add salt and pepper (optional) and stir. I haven't heard of Dale's seasoning-I assume it's American? But this sounds like it would work and taste good. You could add your own peppercorns to this to make it pepper gravy. Alternatively you could add mushrooms or whatever else takes your fancy. For vegetarians you would just use vegetable broth. Good luck!
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Have you tried boulion cubes? You might have to dssolve them first in some hot water
@xhaylea (363)
6 Apr 09
I love gravy, i normally get those ah bisto gravy granules and add water in, i add the flavour by making thick gravy, and a little lumpy it tastes so much better in my opinion, also you can put it with your sunday dinner, christmas dinner or anything to add flavour to it, hope i helped a little x
@xhaylea (363)
6 Apr 09
oh also adding onions to your gravy makes the flavouring alot nicer aswell :)
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
7 Apr 09
i'm sorry i read your title wrong. duh! i need to pay more attention. u can take chicken broth & thicken it w/flour & have a pretty good gravy.
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
7 Apr 09
i love gravy & biscuits. so many people like gravy on their potatoes but i don't. to make gravy save enough grease in your pan to stir flour in till it's real smooth, add salt & pepper & either milk or water . let it simmer till it comes to a boil & let it thicken. it sounds simple but it make take u a few times to get the hang of it.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
7 Apr 09
In the grocery store where you find the steak sauces you will find a small brown bottle called Kitchen Bouquet. It makes soups, roasts and gravy taste great. Now this will be "brown" gravy like roast beef gravy, not the creamy milk style. I use it all the time with beef broth. It tastes great.
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hi. I also love gravy and I have never used grease from other foods to make it. You can buy a can of stuff called Wondra that is similar to flour, and you just add milk and butter. The directions say only 2 tablespoons of wondra but you really have to use much more to make it thick enough. You could substitute chicken or beef broth for added flavor, or one of my familys favorites is to simply add browned hamburger and serve over mashed potatoes. Good Luck!!
• United States
7 Apr 09
I do it from the package too. I don't know how to make it any other way.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
6 Apr 09
You can use a low fat broth or stock and thicken it with flour or cornstarch. I recommend cornstarch, because it takes less of it and comes out smoother. I can't tell you exact measurements, because I just do it by sight and taste. You can also add milk to make it creamier. Just make sure to dissolve the cornstarch in a little cold water or milk before you add it so that it doesn't clump.