Brown Gravy

Brown Gravy
Staff Writer
Brown Gravy

Lindsay S. Nixon

Brown Gravy

Gravy isn't confined just to carnivores — try this vegan recipe based on soy sauce, nutritional yeast, and vegetable broth. It's quick, easy, and delicious with this Hippie Loaf.

Notes

Note: For an even thicker gravy, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and pour it in to the gravy.

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  nutritional yeast
  • 1/4  Cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2  Cups  vegetable broth
  • 2  Tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a small nonstick skillet, whisk the nutritional yeast and flour together and toast over medium heat until it smells toasty, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a medium-sized saucepan and whisk in the vegetable broth, soy sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and let thicken as desired. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
104µg
26%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
71mg
10%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
729mg
49%
Water
118g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Gravy Shopping Tip

Instead of buying stock in a box for your gravy, try buying bones from the butcher to use as the base in your own.

Gravy Cooking Tip

If gravy has a chalky taste, the flour may not be cooked long enough – make sure to whisk flour until it is a deep golden color and smells nutty before adding liquid.