How To Make Homemade Gravy From Scratch (Old Fashioned Brown Gravy Recipe With Meat Drippings)
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How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipe

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Learn how to make homemade gravy from scratch for Thanksgiving. This easy brown gravy recipe with meat drippings, flour, broth is ready in 15 minutes.

Servings: 2 Cups
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted, Divided
  • 4 tbsp Beef drippings
  • 4 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Beef broth Low sodium
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To tast


  1. Heat 1 tbsp butter and beef drippings in a non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. 

  2. Add flour and mix continue stirring until the mixture golden brown.

  3. Gradually, add broth (1/2 cup at a time) while constantly mixing to prevent formation of any lumps. 

  4. Continue mixing until smooth. If you ever get lumps, you can get use a hand-held blender to get rid of them. 

  5. Add salt and pepper and let it simmer for a few more minutes until it thickens to your preference. 

  6. Stir in 1 tbsp butter for a shiny finish and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 994mg41%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.