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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Mushroom Gravy (Dairy-Free)
I learned to make traditional gravy from my grandmother when I was a little girl using sausage grease, milk, and flour. After becoming plant-based, I wanted to try one of the mushroom gravy recipes I kept seeing. I have tweaked this one to suit my tastes. I do not include white wine or nutritional yeast, but that is always an option if you prefer. This recipe makes 4+ cups, so make sure you have something to store your extra gravy in.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
12-16 oz cremini mushrooms (finely chopped)
2 tsp dried sage
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a medium bowl, stir flour into 2 cups of the veggie broth with a fork. Once it's blended and
smooth, stir in the remaining 2 cups of broth. Put aside.
2. In a large saucepan, sautee chopped onion in ~2 tablespoons of water (or oil if you cook with oil)
for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
3. Mix in the mushrooms, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper and sautee for another 5 minutes, stirring
continuously. *If you think the mixture is beginning to burn, lower the heat just a bit and add
another 2 tablespoons of water.
4. Slowly stir in the broth/flour mixture. Make sure it's stirred up before you mix it in. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. *With about 8-10 minutes left, it will begin to thicken up. At this point, you want to begin stirring more frequently, and you may need to turn the heat down to medium-low if it begins to reduce too quickly and burn.
Pour over your favorite dish or mash and enjoy! :)