Do you want to add happiness to your Thanksgiving? Are you looking for something delicious yet easy and quick? Well, this Vegetable Broth Gravy is exactly what you have been missing at your Thanksgiving table!
So, let's go for it! It's a combination of garlic, onion, and rosemary stirred in heated butter and flour. The vegetable broth enhances the flavors of your gravy. The seasoning adds all those glorious flavors that will make your meat or potato dishes stand out. It is a flavorful relish to add as a dressing or topping for your Thanksgiving dishes.
Quick and Easy Vegetable Broth Gravy
What is Gravy?
First, a gravy is a sauce where you mix a liquid and thickener. The liquid in our recipe is vegetable broth. If you want it to be meat based, you can use the drippings of meat, chicken broth, or both.
In fact, gravy starts with fat. The fat is usually butter like in our recipe here. Some may use oil or margarine. Next, you add ingredients like onions, garlic or even mushrooms. Then, you add the liquid.
The liquid you choose is up to your choice. You can use vegetable broth or canned broth. Since it is Thanksgiving, you can use the pan drippings of your turkey. However, what puts it all together is the thickener.
In this recipe, I use flour to thicken my tasty gravy. You may choose to use cornstarch. Few may use the almond flour. What is great about this delicious vegetable broth gravy is that you can customize it to your taste.
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Cornstarch Versus Flour in Gravy
If you want to make gravy for your dishes, you might add a scoop of cornstarch or flour. You can use both to give your dishes that glossy irresistible taste. But which one is better?
First, cornstarch has twice the ability to thicken your gravy. So, you will need less quantity for the same amount of liquid. It usually looks translucent. Yet when you add cornstarch, you will get a slurry. It is usually chewy especially after storing it.
Cornstarch is great when you have a recipe with more acid ingredients. For example, you can use it when you want to thicken yogurt. Since it has a neutral taste, it will bring out the flavor of any ingredient or herb in your recipe.
If you want to use cornstarch, you have to mix it in cold water. Then, you have to add it slowly to your mixture. It will thicken in a snap.
On the other hand, using flour in gravy gives you the perfect roux. It is usually opaque. When you cook the flour with the fat a bit longer, it will get that brownish mouthwatering look. It is a great choice especially if you choose to use fat.
Flour thickening technique requires slow simmering to get the best result. Then, it gives you a luscious, rich creamy sauce. Roux thickened gravy can stand in the refrigerator for a long time. You can simply take it out and heat it at a low temperature before serving to recreate the delicious taste.
So What Should I use?
As a conclusion, it is better to use flour-based gravy. It holds better and gives a light creamy vegetable broth gravy. It also reheats better. So, it is better to use flour unless one of your family members or guests has a gluten-free diet. Then, you have to use cornstarch.
It Is a Mouthwatering Vegetable Broth Gravy!
Your Vegetable Broth Gravy Is Too Thin, Too Thick, Lumpy or Salty? Here Are Some Tips!
Surprisingly, whatever problem your gravy has, you should not throw it out. There is always a way to fix. Whether it is too thin, too thick, lumpy,
You followed the instructions, yet your gravy came out too thin. There are two ways to solve it. First, you can simmer it for more time until it gets the consistency of a gravy. Yet, you will need extra time.
Also, you will lose a bit of the volume. So, it might not be enough for everyone. If you have already added salt, then your gravy might get saltier since it has less liquid.
Another way to solve this problem is to add a bit of flour. You can also stir a spoon of starch in half cup of water and add it to your gravy. This would not affect the taste.
Some other times your gravy might be too thick. Solving this one is way easier. You can simply add more liquid until you get the texture you want. You can add water but you might lose a bit of the flavors.
Something happened suddenly and you could not keep on whisking! Your gravy gets lumpy. There are two ways to get it back. You can use a blender or move this gravy into a food processor to break the lumps. Another way is to pass it through a strainer, so the lumps stay on it. Then, you get back your creamy and silky gravy.
You added extra salt! No worries! instead of throwing it away, why not make more? You can make extra gravy with no seasoning and add it to the salty one. This way you will get extra happiness for your beloved ones on special days.
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What to Serve with Vegetable Broth Gravy
Vegetable Broth Gravy is a quick and easy way to add much flavor to your dish. There are many dishes you can have your gravy with. It is great to have this gravy with mash potatoes if you are after vegan.
If you are a meat lover, you can douse gravy over fried chicken. What is not delicious about roasted turkey with gravy full of umami? You can also enjoy this mouthwatering gravy with roasted beef steak.
All you have to do is to pour the savory vegetable broth gravy over your plate. Choose a cozy comfortable spot. Enjoy every bit of your meal!
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Frequently Asked Questions
If the gravy is not brown enough and you want to enhance the color, you can use soy sauce. But you have to adjust the salt because soy sauce is salty.
If you are left with extra gravy, put it in a container. Make sure it is cool. Then, put it in the refrigerator. It can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
If you have too many things to done your special day, prepare your gravy ahead and set it in the fridge. When it is serving time, stir the skin that forms on the top. Then, add a bit of water and heat it low temperature. It will come out as if you did it on the spot.
You can replace the flour with cornstarch. Make sure you stir it in water rather than adding cornstarch directly to the rest of the ingredients.
You Will Fall in Love This Wonderful Vegetable Broth Gravy!
How to Make Quick and Easy Vegetable Broth Gravy
Here is an easy to follow guide to make the vegetable broth gravy. Once you follow it, you will get the best gravy. You will make it over and over. It will definitely be on your Thanksgiving menu.
Ingredients for the Vegetable Broth Gravy
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Maggie cube or salt
- Garlic cloves
- Vegetable broth
Steps to Prep
First, you have to melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
Next, you add onions, garlic, and rosemary while occasionally stirring until onions are tender.
Then, you have to season the gravy with garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.
You can add Maggie cube or salt to taste.
After that, you have to stir in the flour. cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes while you stir frequently.
Finally, you have to slowly add the vegetables broth. Continue stirring over medium heat until it has thickened to a gravy consistency.
Serve and enjoy with your dear ones.
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Quick and Easy Vegetable Broth Gravy
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Maggie cube
- ¼ cup onions finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 sprig rosemary fresh
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
- Add onions, garlic, and rosemary while occasionally stirring until onions are tender.
- Season with garlic powder, onion powder, Maggie cube or salt, and black pepper
- Add the flour.
- Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring frequently.
- Gradually add the vegetables broth.
- Continue siring over medium heat until it has thickened to a gravy consistency.
- Serve and enjoy with your dear ones!