Simple Gravy

  • Yield : 1 1/2 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

I’ve never really thought about it before, but gravy is mighty difficult to photograph in an appetizing manner. Besides being complicated to capture on camera, this recipe is incredibly quick and easy to make. I’ve used it for every Thanksgiving potluck for the past six years and it has always been a huge crowd pleaser.


  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs oil - I use veggie or canola and in a pinch I've used corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vegetarian bouillon cube
  • 1/8 cup yellow onion


Step 1

I start by either boiling or microwaving the water and bullion cube until it's a well mixed broth, then set it aside.

Step 2

Over medium heat, put oil and onions into a small sauce pan and cook until the onions become translucent. Lower the temperature, add flour and stir until your roux has a smooth consistency.

Step 3

Add broth and stir over low heat until it thickens.

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy. My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy, 'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways... we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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Comments (13)

  1. posted by Jose on September 1, 2012

    This gravy DELIVERS!
    The lovely Mrs. made this tonight along with some chickpea cutlets and It was delicious! It was like Thanksgiving in September 😉
    Thank you!

  2. posted by Amy on December 31, 2012

    I love You and this gravy!

  3. posted by Andrea on November 19, 2013

    I read this quickly and thought it said “used corn” read the instructions and was quite confused about what used corn was and where it went. Ha, anyway, I’m looking forward to trying this now that I know I don’t need any used corn. I’m hesitant to use margarine so this makes me happy.

  4. posted by Cheryl Marting on November 20, 2013

    If I may add, it is very important to stay away from both canola oil and corn oil, as they are GMO (genetically engineered) and contribute to all kinds of problems. It is also important to stay away from vegetable oil in general because of the way it is manufactured, processed, etc. The way these oils are manufactured is very disgusting (see video) and it is mind-baffling that someone ever thought they would be suitable for human consumption. It involves a harsh extraction process that includes bleaching, deodorizing and the highly toxic solvent hexane.

    Bottom Line: The processing method for industrial seed- and vegetable oils involves factories, many machines and chemicals like hexane.

    Try to use olive oil or coconut oil.

    • posted by Sherry on March 1, 2014

      Well said Cheryl Marting!

  5. posted by Lisa on April 3, 2014

    This gravy is amazing! I used it to make vegan pot pies and it was seriously so good!

    • posted by Toni on April 3, 2014

      Glad you like it! 🙂

  6. posted by AngelaR on August 9, 2017

    This gravy is delicious. My only complaint would be that I have to double the recipe to have enough. Thank you!!

  7. posted by Leslie on September 26, 2017

    I agree with Cheryl and use only olive oil in my cooking. Also would double the recipe as I am a gravy lover.


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