Holiday Gravy
Recipe from Vegetarian Times

Browning the vegetables before making the gravy stock is what sets this rich sauce apart. And, just as good, the gravy can be made ahead of time. Double the recipe if you've got a gravy-loving crowd.

Holiday Gravy

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Yield: About 2 cups
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  • 3   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 2   
    medium-sized onions, sliced
  • 2   
    large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 4   ounces 
    white mushrooms, halved
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1   teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup 
    white wine
  • 4   
    sun-dried tomatoes, quartered
  • 2   
    sprigs fresh marjoram
  • 1   
    sprig fresh thyme
  • 2   tablespoons 
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover, and cook 1/2 hour, or until soft, stirring occasionally. Uncover pan, increase heat to medium and cook 7 to 10 minutes more, or until vegetables are browned and caramelized.
Add wine; simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until 23 of liquid is evaporated. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, marjoram, thyme and 2-1/2 cups water. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Strain into large measuring cup, pressing on vegetables with spoon to release all liquid.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, and cook 5 minutes, or until flour begins to turn golden. Whisk in vegetable liquid. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until gravy thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and serve with filled Cornucopias.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 29, Fat, total (g) 2, carb. (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 147, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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