The Best Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

Looking for the ultimate roast beef gravy recipe? Look no further! This savory, delicious gravy will elevate your roast beef feast to new heights.

Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

Whenever I’m cooking a roast beef, this easy homemade gravy accompanies the main dish. This beef gravy recipe is the ideal sauce to complete a delicious roast dinner.

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When it comes to making a family meal, we love cooking up a mouth watering beef roast. Having a delicious beef gravy to go with the roast and all the fixings is a must.

Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

The good news is that making homemade gravy is a lot easier than some people think. The easy gravy recipe I am sharing with you today is full of meaty flavor from the beef drippings and can be made while the roast is resting. It doesn’t get much easier!

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Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

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Supplies:

Turkey Gravy Recipe Process

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup meat drippings *
  • Salt and pepper to taste

*if you don’t have 1 cup of drippings, use beef stock or turkey stock to fill in the remaining volume.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

Begin by collecting the roast beef drippings. This can be done by removing the roast from the roasting pan and then pouring the liquid into a bowl. Alternately you can use a small ladle to scoop the drippings out of the pan.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

If needed, you can add a bit of water to the roasting pan and use a whisk or spoon to scrape off the brown bits of roast.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

Tip: be sure separate excess oil and fat from the drippings if possible. The fat rises to the top and is easily scooped off before using the drippings for gravy. If you leave the extra fat in the drippings it will lead to an oily gravy.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan, bring pan drippings to a boil over medium-high heat.

Turkey Gravy Recipe Process

2. Add flour and water to a gravy shaker. Mix well.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

3. While the drippings are at a rolling boil, slowly add liquid from the gravy shaker to the pot. Whisk continuously.

Roast Beef Gravy Process

4. Reduce heat to low and add remaining liquid to the mixture.  

Roast Beef Gravy Process

5. Whisk continuously as the gravy thickens and add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

How to make this gravy without drippings:

1 cup beef or vegetable broth

1 packet beef OXO or 1 tsp beef bouillon

Directions:

Use the beef stock in place of the pan drippings, adding in the OXO. Everything else is exactly the same.

Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • A well seasoned roast will yield the best drippings for this recipe. Start with our mouth watering roast beef recipe!
  • If you don’t have enough drippings, you can add 1 cup of water to the roasting pan towards the end of cooking your roast. Use a wooden spoon to stir and scrape off any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • In a pinch chicken stock or chicken broth can be used to top up the pan gravy as well.
  • Add fresh herbs to this basic beef gravy for even more flavor.
  • Be sure to use cold water to help prevent lumps of flour from forming in the gravy shaker. A lumpy gravy is to be avoided!
  • We always had a gravy shaker in the house to use for making gravy, but if you don’t have one, a bowl and whisk work.
  • Store any leftover gravy in an airtight container or covered tightly in plastic wrap in the fridge.
Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

Enjoy this easy homemade brown gravy with your sunday dinners. It’s the perfect gravy to pair with roast beef!

ROAST BEEF RECIPES:

The Best Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

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Roast Beef Gravy Recipe

The Best Roast Beef Gravy

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for the ultimate roast beef gravy recipe? Look no further! This savory, delicious gravy will elevate your roast beef feast to new heights.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup meat drippings
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. In a medium saucepan, bring pan drippings to a boil over medium-high heat.

2. Add flour and water to a gravy shaker. Mix well.

3. While the drippings are at a rolling boil, slowly add liquid from the gravy shaker to the pot. Whisk continuously.

4. Reduce heat to low and add remaining liquid to the mixture.  

5. Whisk continuously as the gravy thickens and add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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