Recipe: Beef gravy from bouillon cubes

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    Default Recipe: Beef gravy from bouillon cubes

    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.

    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.

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    Debbie Russell
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    Yup, that's one of my favorite tricks. Good eats!

    In memory of Jim "Oh No" Ames aka Mr. Ebay October 24, 1951 - November 22, 2016 RIP

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    I never have made gravy that way but I just might try it sometime. My wife will by the brown gravy mix in a package . Iím not a fan of it. I hardly ever eat it. The white gravy in a package, I like. Unless she cooks a roast or beef tips, she always useís gravy in a package.
    Me, I make my gravy from bacon grease or from left over grease after frying something up. It donít take much grease. Using flour , water and milk, salt and pepper. Comes out an off white. To me that is the best gravy next to the gravy from a roast. LOL

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    Dano, that's the same way I make white gravy, usually from sausage, bacon, or fried chicken grease.. Also white sauce is similar except I use butter. For cheese sauce, I just throw some shredded cheese in some white sauce, stir a bit, and it comes out well. It's good on broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, etc. I've seen vegetarians make white gravy out of corn oil, flour, and milk.

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    thanks for reciepe needed a good beef one

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    Default Tomato Gravy

    Mix Squishy ripe diced tomato's in the white gravy!
    My mom was a gravy Queen, she made gravy with all fried or oven foods. I have people compliment me on my gravy, i tell them it's a bred trait in a Hillbilly's genes, LOL.
    Doug S.

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