Thick, brown gravy is the ultimate sauce for roasted meats (and mashed potatoes love it, too). While the result is transcendent, the process is basically the same no matter what gravy recipe you use: Simply mix together flour with fat -- preferably the drippings from the Thanksgiving turkey or whatever else you've got roasting -- and add stock to the roux. You'll create a velvety gravy that brings together a Thanksgiving plate better than any fancy gastrique or velouté. Whether you're cooking up country style gravy or a brown gravy for beef, simple tips make gravy great: Be sure to cook the flour briefly with the fat to get rid of any "raw" taste, and have your stock heated to prevent lumps. And keep it warm! The gravy boat should be the last item on the table.

Giblet Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

Making turkey gravy is simply a matter of stirring pan drippings and a little fat with flour and broth. The giblets are a bonus.

Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy with Roasted Vegetables

Midwest Living

Try this cold-weather comfort food of maple sausage, creamy gravy, fluffy biscuits, and vegetables for weekend brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Pan Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

A couple of simple steps is all it takes to create a smooth gravy using chicken broth and drippings from meat or poultry.

Total: 15 mins

Molasses-Spice Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a low-calorie, fat-free gravy. Make it with broth, sweet potato, and carrots and flavor with molasses and allspice.

Onion-Thyme Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

This delicious low-calorie gravy goes great with many turkey breast recipes.

Party-Time Meat Loaf

Midwest Living

Now this is real comfort food--meat loaf wrapped in pastry and served with a sour cream gravy! Just add some mashed potatoes and you have a complete meal.

Country Sausage Gravy

Diabetic Living
Total: 15 mins

How to Make Turkey Gravy

Gravy may not make or break the turkey dinner at Thanksgiving or Christmas, but there's no doubt a boatful of rich, flavorful gravy to pour over the turkey, dressing and potatoes is really the finishing touch. And despite all the intimidating talk about perfect gravy being an art form, learning how to make turkey gravy is really quite simple.

Shallot-Mushroom Gravy

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins

Chicken-Fried Steak with Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

This classic American beef recipe is named for the herb-seasoned coating traditionally used on chicken pieces before frying. It is just as good on beef steak.

Beef Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

Simmer or bake this budget-friendly cut of beef and nutritious root vegetables. Then make flavorful gravy with the pan juices for a hearty one pan, one dish meal.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

Family Circle

Pour cider gravy over slices of this lovely stuffed pork loin roast and pass any extra. Apple slices that have been sauteed in butter are a delicious accompaniment.

Easy Spring Gravy

Midwest Living

Don't reserve gravy just for special occasions. Drizzle this ready-in-10 sauce over roasted chicken or turkey for a weeknight meal that tastes holiday-worthy.

Total: 10 mins

Orange- and Herb-Roasted Turkey

Better Homes and Gardens

This roasted turkey has winter-fresh orange flavor to serve at Thanksgiving of anytime. Serve the bird, surrounded with candied fruits, on a platter.

Ham on Biscuits with Red-Eye Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

How to Make Biscuits and Gravy

For many Southerners, learning how to make biscuits and gravy for breakfast is an essential part of growing up. While the dish is now popular all across the United States, its roots are in the American South, where biscuits and gravy are served up morning, noon, and night -- pretty much any time when one might need a "stick-to-your-ribs" meal.

Gravy  Recipes: Take your pick!
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