The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it a day ahead; heat it back up on simmer in a saucepan and not have to be scrambling to make the gravy from the drippings at the last ditch minute. This can be used for poultry or beef gravy.


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  • 4

    Tbsp. butter

  • 2

    Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 6

    Tbsp. all purpose flour

  • 3

    cups chicken, turkey or beef broth

  • spices to taste such as salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, paprika, and even cayenne powder or Tabasco sauce.


Melt butter with olive oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan, whisk in flour and stir until light brown. Turn heat to medium high, gradually whisk in broth and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, add spices to taste and simmer 5 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.


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