Man I just had a great lunch. Mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh tomato slices, a freshly picked jalapeno pepper, and pickled beets. I tried this beef gravy recipe to pour over the mashed potatoes and was surprise to find out it's so good. Next time I'll let the roux go a little longer to darken it some.
BEEF GRAVY FROM BOUILLON CUBES
Makes 1 pint
1 ounce oil or butter ( 3 tbsp) (I used Land O Lakes butter)
1 ounce all purpose flour ( 3 tbsp)
3 or 4 bouillon cubes
1 pint water
In a 1 quart sauce pan over medium heat add oil/ butter and flour stir with wooden spoon until mixture comes of the side of the pan. If you want a darker gravy cook until mixture turns golden brown. You just made a roux. ( thickening agent) Add bouillon cubes to 1/2 quart of water about 3-4 cubes. Add liquid to roux in sauce pan cook and bring to boil for 5 minutes, or until desired consistency. Taste and add salt, pepper, or bouillon cubes as needed.
This tastes similar to Heinz Beef Gravy you can buy in jars, just as good anyway.