Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday: DIY Brown Gravy Packet


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Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaat to easiness! Why waste money on packet brown gravies when you can make one up in seconds and it costs just a few cents?! Answer: You didn't know you could! Well, neither did I and, judging by the numerous packets of brown gravy in my cupboards, I could stand to save some money with DIY! Then, once you're done with your brown gravy packet, pour it on top of
PIMP: Perfectly Incredible Mashed Potatoes, also known as the best mashed potatoes you will ever eat in your life.

Ingredients
1/4 cup flour
1 T beef bouillon granules
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
Dash of dried parsley

This makes 2 cups of brown gravy mix. Put the dry mix into a plastic baggie for future use.

To Prepare:
Mix the dry gravy mix with 2 cups of cold water in a saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Heat at medium until the sauce thickens. Then.. nothing! You're done! Serve over potatoes, rice, or whatever floats your boat.




(To make a large amount for storage)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup beef bouillon granules
3 T onion powder
3 T cup garlic powder
2 tsp black pepper
1 T dried parsley

Mix it all together; when you want to make 2 cups of gravy, portion out about 3/8 up a cup or 6 tablespoons. When you want to make 1 cup of gravy, simply portion out about 3 tablespoons of the dry mix.

24 comments:

  1. I just pinned this. Poking around the blog, it's pretty sweet. Have a great day!

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  2. Thanks, the Kraut, that is great news to hear! :) You are so kind!

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  3. just pinned this. thanks alot. so many times
    I am without a packet, now it doesn't matter

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  4. Vera, I am glad to hear this helped you out! Made my day. ;)

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  5. I'm pinning this too ... my family thinks that "gravy" is a must. Sometimes I think my daughter would eat a bumper if it was covered in gravy!

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  6. Been looking for a recipe for brown gravy mix. I have a recipe for crockpot beef tips and gravy that uses a mix, but I try to avoid processed foods and anything with MSG. This is perfect!

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  7. What about chicken gravy? Chicken bouillon with the same spices? I've seen white pepper...should that be used, and does it tastes the same as black? I thought it seemed "hotter", but I'm no expert. Thanks for your great recipe. Packaged gravy has almost tripled in price!

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  8. Just checking on the measurements. When making larger batches, you multiplied the flour and pepper by 8 but the other things (beef granules, onion powder, and garlic powder) by 4. Is that right? I would like to make a big jar of this.

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    1. Thanks for checking on my math! It should be 1/2, not 1/4- I'll change it right away. Thanks so much!

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  9. I just mixed up a batch because the lady downstairs asked for a recipe. We'll see how it goes when she makes dinner tonight. Thank you for posting.

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  10. What does the T stand for example: 1T onion powder

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  11. Is the instructions for making the actual gravy for 1/3 cup of dry mix or for 2 cups of dry mix? In your bulk recipe, you say to divide the mix into 1/3 cup portions, but in the single packet recipe, you say it makes 2 cups of mix. Thanks.

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    1. Yes; the 1/3 cup portion will make 2 cups as well.

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  12. Should I use 1/3 cup of mix for 1 cup of gravy?

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  13. Hi there! I made this brown gravy mix for some cabbage rolls the other day and loved the recipe and the taste! Thanks for posting it! I blogged about it and linked your recipe on my blog. You can check it out at www.reclaimrenewremodel.blogspot.com. Feel free to let me know what you think.

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  14. What measurement of this recipe equals 1 packet?

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  15. Hello, thank you for this recipe, I love it! There is just one problem, where I live we don't have bouillon granules. Could I use cubes instead? If so, should I use the same amount as the granules?

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  16. May I say bless you for not burying this short recipe under ten pages of background story.

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    1. That is how I feel exactly. I get so tired of websites like that! Scroll through 49 photos for a simple recipe?! Drives me crazy!

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  17. what measurements equals one packet

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    1. The first list of ingredients equals one packet or two cups of gravy.

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