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

How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipe

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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 173
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


  • Heat 1 tbsp butter and beef drippings in a non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. 
  • Add flour and mix continue stirring until the mixture golden brown.
  • Gradually, add broth (1/2 cup at a time) while constantly mixing to prevent formation of any lumps. 
  • Continue mixing until smooth. If you ever get lumps, you can get use a hand-held blender to get rid of them. 
  • Add salt and pepper and let it simmer for a few more minutes until it thickens to your preference. 
  • Stir in 1 tbsp butter for a shiny finish and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. It might become thick. Just heat in a non-stick saucepan with some beef broth to thin it out. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 129mg | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.1mg