How To Make Beef Gravy Without Flour

Do Mushrooms Make Everything Better?

I think so. If you disagree, you can omit the onions.

The flavor of your gravy will depend, at minimum, 99 percent, on the caliber and wealth of your brother. In the event that you use canned stock or bouillon, taste before adding salt. Use any leftover juices from a roast or baked chicken.

Two Ideas for Making Caramelized Onions at Your Convenience

  • Use a slow cooker. No stirring or babysitting is required. On the other hand, because less liquid is lost during the slow-cooker process, the flavor doesn’t seem as concentrated.
  • Thankfully, caramelized onions can be made in advance on the stove and frozen. For recipes such as this one, I almost always keep a few packages of prepared onions in the freezer. Select a time when you are aware that you will need to spend some time in the kitchen.

How to thicken gravy with starch

The first step in using starch to thicken a sauce, like gravy, is to mix it with a small amount of cold water. Although it may seem counterintuitive to add even more liquid to your gravy, doing so is crucial for minimizing lumps. You are breaking up the powder before heat can cause it to quickly clump together by first stirring the starch into cold water.

There are four types of starch that are suggested for thickening gravy, as was previously mentioned. They will need slightly different amounts, which are as follows for the recipe above:

  • Corn starch – 1 teaspoon
  • Potato starch – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Tapioca starch – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Arrowroot starch – 1.5 teaspoons

Pour the starch into the pot with the gravy after combining it with a small amount of cold water, stir, and let it simmer. The thickening process should only take a few minutes, so watch it closely and make sure it doesn’t boil over.

Keep in mind that arrowroot and tapioca starches may result in a few tiny lumps; if that bothers you, use corn or potato starches instead, or just get ready to strain the gravy before serving.

Of course, you can always add a little more starch if the gravy isn’t thick enough for your tastes. Alternatively, you could use one of the following techniques to finish the gravy.