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.See Popular Gravy Recipes
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The name says it all - this family-pleasing meat loaf is made special and scrumptious with golden mushroom soup.
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Great gravy can take your Thanksgiving feast to new heights--there's something undeniably decadent about drenching your turkey slices and pillowy mashed potatoes in a pool of rich, silky sauce. But many cooks struggle with this part of thanksgiving, turning out thin, light gravies that lack flavor and depth. So how do you make the gravy of your dreams? Pay attention to the building blocks.
Once upon a time, there was a commercial for jarred gravy that threw my sister Sarah and me into hysterics every time we saw it. These kids are sitting at a table peering into a gravy boat, then they suddenly shriek, "There's something in the gravy!" Everyone springs into action, frantically repeating that there's something in the gravy, until finally the fire department arrives, flashlights in hand, to peer into the offending homemade goo and investigate those lumps. I couldn't find it online. I even called Heinz. The best I could do is this one, which is equally funny,read more
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.