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Quick Beef Gravy

Quick Beef Gravy
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Total Time: 20 minutes

Hands On Time: 10 minutes

If you prefer a thicker sauce with your pot roast, here’s a quick beef gravy recipe.

Read more about the history of the Yankee pot roast that goes with this recipe.

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  • Gravy from braised beef pot roast
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour per cup of gravy
  • ¼ cup water per cup of gravy
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Remove the meat and vegetables to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Skim the fat from the surface of the gravy; then strain the liquid into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and water until it forms a slurry. Add the slurry to the gravy, whisking continuously until thickened. Continue mixing as you bring the gravy to a simmer; it will thicken noticeably. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Updated Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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