Homemade Onion Gravy
Homemade onion gravy recipe is the perfect way to elevate your favorite comfort food dishes. It's made with simple ingredients, like onions, butter, flour, and chicken broth, but it's flavorful and satisfying. The onions are cooked until they're sweet and tender, and the gravy is thickened with a roux to give it a rich and creamy texture.
Servings: 12 servings
- 1 ½ pounds onions (about 4 cups), coarsely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ cup (1.25 ounces) all-purpose flour (See Note 1)
- 2 cups (16 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth (See Notes 2 and 3)
- 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) Cognac (See Note 4)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) heavy cream
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir to combine. Cover the skillet with a paper towel and then with the lid. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and the paper towel and stir the onions. Place a fresh paper towel on the skillet and the lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove the paper towel and the lid. Increase the heat to medium. Add the flour; stir to combine. Cook for two minutes. Add the chicken broth, Cognac, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
Stir in the cream; heat for several minutes to ensure that the gravy is hot.
Serve over your favorite comfort food dishes.
Yield: About 4 cups.
- If you can purchase Bisto original gravy powder, substitute 4 teaspoons of Bisto for 2 tablespoons of the flour. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour to the cooked onions. Mix the 4 teaspoons of Bisto with the chicken broth, and reduce the amount of salt to ¾ teaspoon. This makes the gravy more flavorful.
- Can use regular chicken broth, but you may have to reduce the amount of salt to 1 teaspoon. If using Bisto, reduce the amount of salt to ½ teaspoon.
- May substitute beef broth or vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
- May substitute brandy, dry Madeira, or dry Marsala for the Cognac. If desired, you can also omit the alcohol, but the taste will be slightly impacted.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg