Ultimate onion gravy recipe

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When the nights are still cold I really enjoy eating comfort food. Cooking a nice meal for my family is my way to de-stress after a long day as a parent.

Sometimes I enjoy a face mask or a little self-care as a parent while I cook. Today I’m bringing you my ultimate onion gravy recipe! It takes minimal prep and it tastes delicious too!

Homemade onion gravy recipe

How to make onion gravy – my onion gravy recipe:

Homemade onion gravy recipe
4 from 2 votes

ultimate onion gravy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 15 g butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 15 g plain flour
  • 350 ml beef stock
  • Splash Worcestershire sauce


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan or frying pan then add the onions in.
  2. Cook for 1-2 minutes then sprinkle with the sugar.
  3. Stir regularly while cooking on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes. You’ll know when the time is up as the onions will be soft and they will have become caramelised thanks to the butter and sugar.

  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onions. Give it a stir to ensure that all the onions are coated. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  5. Pour in your stock if using fresh. If you’re using a stock cube then save yourself some effort by crumbling the stock cube in and then measuring in the required water.
  6. Bring the onion gravy to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the onion gravy to thicken up. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce. If it needs a little more seasoning then add a grind of fresh black pepper.

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8 Responses

  1. Anonymous June 26, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    5 stars
    Most defiantly will make again…

    • katykicker July 2, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much!

  2. Maria February 20, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    Loved it! I tried another recipe before this one and tossed it out. This was so rich and creamy. So much flavor! Thank you!!

    • katykicker February 21, 2020 / 12:05 pm

      I’m so pleased to hear that – thanks for letting me know! x

  3. melanie March 28, 2020 / 12:46 pm

    can you make ahead (in large quantities) and then freeze in smaller batches?

    • katykicker March 29, 2020 / 10:32 am

      Yes, absolutely! I’ve made 4x the recipe before and then froze with no issues. When re-heating make sure it is piping hot and you can re-heat from frozen as long as you keep an eye on the saucepan to prevent bubbling over.

  4. Marianne April 21, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    3 stars
    Next time I’m omitting the sugar. I felt like it ruined it for me even though it was just a tsp. Also I had to add better than bouillon because without it there wasn’t enough flavor.

    • katykicker April 25, 2020 / 5:42 pm

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. I hope next time the recipe is more successful for you.

      Also, bouillon is what I refer to as stock in the recipe, made with a cube, I think perhaps you’re in the US?

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