Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Mushroom Gravy
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

This vegan gravy goes well with our Pretzel- and Cashew-Crusted Tofu, but feel free to experiment and try it on other protein mains as well, or maybe just serve it over pasta. Sautéed mushrooms give this gravy the meatiness it deserves.

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Directions

In a large saucepan, sauté the sliced mushrooms in the vegetable shortening over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the lemon pepper, dried rosemary, sage, onion powder, smoked paprika, and salt. Continue cooking for about 3 more minutes.

Add the broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Strain the sauce using a small mesh colander (reserve the mushrooms) and return the strained sauce to the heat.

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch (use 1 ½ tablespoons for thinner gravy and 2 tablespoons if you like it thicker) in the cold water. Pour into the sauce, stirring constantly. Bring to a quick boil, reduce the heat, and cook for 1-2 minutes until it thickens. Add the mushrooms back into the gravy.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

166 kcal

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 10 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 9 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 502 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 77 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 1 IU
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 67 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 3 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 45 µg
  • Folate, food 7 µg
  • Folate, total 31 µg
  • Folic acid 22 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg
  • Lycopene 3 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 23 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 83 mg
  • Phytosterols 2 mg
  • Potassium, K 95 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 75 µg
  • Selenium, Se 8 µg
  • Sodium, Na 886 mg
  • Starch 6 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 192 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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