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10 Minute Quick Meat Gravy Recipe

Just 10 minutes quick meat gravy is perfect when Thanksgiving dinner is ready and the family is gathered around the table, you double check that everything is there. The turkey, mashed potatoes, the greens, the sides, the sweets, dinner rolls, and finally, gravy. The gravy! The savory perfect gravy that drips over the potatoes, collects on your plate, and is enjoyed with bread when you’re done. It’s the easiest part of the dinner to cook!

How to thicken gravy?

Corn starch thickens meat gravy, but make sure not to add more than the recipe says until it cools off a bit and done cooking. Only then, if you want it more thick, add a little bit more cornstarch.

How many calories in gravy?

This particular meat gravy has around 61 calories per serving. Only 4 grams of fat, and 1 gram of sugar.

gravy being swirled over a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Let’s talk about how easy gravy is to make:

This easy gravy recipe has regular on-hand ingredients that you can find at the grocery store. When you make your own gravy, you know what’s going into your body. It’s freshly made and delicious. You’ve got broth, spices, Worcestershire sauce, water, cornstarch, and butter. That’s it! In this easy recipe, all you need is a saucepan. You’ll be mixing in the ingredients in order and within 5 minutes the best gravy will be ready. It’s that easy!

This meat gravy has a super easy to guess secret ingredient:

The secret ingredient here is no real secret. The beef broth is what makes the base and most important component of this delicious gravy! Traditional gravy will be made from beef drippings or other meat drippings, but for this recipe you don’t have to wait to cook any meat and then collect the pan juices. With broth or beef stock, you can make a homemade beef gravy in minutes!

a white bowl filled with gravy and a ladle.

What can this homemade brown gravy be enjoyed with?

The options for gravy are almost endless! If you’ve enjoyed poutine, you’ll think of putting it on french fries with a collection of other toppings. Thanksgiving dinner can’t go on without the perfect finishing touch of gravy, so you know that you’ll always have a recipe for it. Since it’s so easy to make, why not use it for other occasions? For many Americans, it’s the ultimate comfort food. Serving it in a gravy boat with some roast chicken and potatoes will make a great dinner or Sunday lunch. My mouth is watering thinking of all of these options!

Since autumn is here, this recipe will definitely come in handy for future use. If you like to make simple kitchen recipes, a 5-minute easy brown gravy recipe is a good one to keep bookmarked or in your recipe book.

Here’s what you’ll need for this Beef Gravy:

Beef broth is the flavor base. If you want a chicken gravy, you can use chicken broth.

Onion flakes and garlic powder add flavor. If you would like to use onion powder instead, that works too.

Worcestershire sauce has a unique flavor that adds a rich touch to this gravy.

Cold water will be mixed with corn starch to make a cornstarch slurry. This will thicken the gravy.

Unsalted butter makes this rich brown gravy nice and buttery.

gravy recipe ingredients spread broth onion flakes garlic powder worcestershire sauce water cornstarch and butter.

This simple recipe can be enjoyed with:

Simple Homemade Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Cornish Hens Stuffed with Vegetables

adding gravy onto a bowl of mashed potatoes with a ladle.

Meat Gravy

The gravy! The savory perfect gravy that drips over the potatoes, collects on your plate, and is enjoyed with bread when you're done. It's the easiest part of the dinner to cook!
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Course: Dinner, Dipping Sauce, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 61kcal



  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cold water
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, mix 2 cups of beef broth, 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tablespoon onion flakes , and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
    2 cups beef broth, 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic powder
    cooking gravy in a saucepan.
  • Bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.
    gravy cooking in a pot process in a saucepan.
  • In a small bowl mix together 3 Tablespoons of cold water and 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch, and stir until well combined.
    3 Tbsp cold water, 3 Tbsp cornstarch
    water and cold starch in a glass bowl with a spoon.
  • Lower the heat, and slowly add the cornstarch mixture. Constantly stirring, cook for a couple of minutes and the broth will begin to thicken.
    gravy completed in a saucepan.
  • Remove from the stove, add 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter and stir until butter is melted.
    2 Tbsp unsalted butter
    prepared gravy in a bowl with a ladle.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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