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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!
Ingredients for onion gravy recipe:
1 large onion (sliced)
1 tsp sugar
15g plain flour (or gluten-free flour)
350ml beef stock
Splash of Worcestershire sauce (can be left out if need be)
Method for onion gravy:
Melt the butter in a pan and then add your onions in.
Cook for 1-2 minutes then sprinkle over the sugar.
Stir regularly over a medium heat for 10-15 minutes until the onions are soft and have caramelised.
Sprinkle over the flour. Give it a stir to coat all of the onions evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Pour in your stock. If you’re using a stock cube then just crumble this over the onions and then add your water. If you want to make this a rich onion gravy you can add a little red wine!
Bring the gravy to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes until the gravy thickens up. Add the Worcestershire sauce if using. Season with salt and pepper.
How to make onion gravy – my onion gravy recipe:
ultimate onion gravy
A delicious, rich, onion gravy.
- 15 g butter
- 1 large onion
- 1 tsp sugar
- 15 g plain flour
- 350 ml beef stock
- Splash Worcestershire sauce
Melt the butter in a saucepan or frying pan then add the onions in.
Cook for 1-2 minutes then sprinkle with the sugar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Products I use when making this recipe:
Can you make rich homemade onion gravy without flour?
Personally I feel that the flour is really needed to add a richness to this dish. if you’re happy with a thinner sauce then you could leave this out. You could also use cornflour or even Xanthan Gum to help thicken this up, but it may be a little stringy if you use Xanthan Gum.
Want to make a gluten free onion gravy?
Just use your favourite gluten free flour! I’ve used Doves Farm gluten-green plain flour for this before and added a tiny tiny pinch of Xanthan Gum to help it thicken up a little.