Probably the most wonderful part of making homemade seasoning, sauce or gravy mixes is the ability to control the ingredients. If you happen to be following a lower sodium diet, simply choose a low sodium beef bouillon,
- 1 1/3 cups instant nonfat milk powder
- 3/4 cup instant flour Wondra
- 3 tablespoons instant beef bouillon granules
- 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
Combine all the ingredients into a medium size bowl, mixing well to ensure the ingredients are completely blended. Divide the mix evenly into 4 small baggies (1/2 c. each) (or leave in a jar & label).
You can use regular flour, but you will have to whisk really well to prevent any lumps in your gravy. If you use instant flour, you will have perfect gravy every time. Instant flour is a pregelatanized, low-protein flour that dissolves quickly and smoothly in liquids, regardless of temperature. Pregalatinization is simply a process in which the flour is heated with steam, then dried back out. The most common brand name of instant flour is Wondra.
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Melt 2 T. Butter or margarine in a saucepan, add 1/2 c. gravy mix 1 cup Water, whisking over med heat. Heat until smooth & thick, whisking constantly (2-3 minutes).
If you want a darker "brown" gravy, add 1 tsp of Kitchen Bouquet.
Free Printable Labels for Homemade Beef Gravy
Free Printable Labels - Labels print 10 per sheet on 2"x4" Address Labels (I use Avery #5963) Then Cut Each label into 1/4's & apply: