Brown Gravy Recipe is a gravy recipe that doesn't need meat drippings

Brown Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

This versatile gravy recipe can be used on so many things! Mashed potatoes, french fries, meatloaf and even turkey or chicken!



  1. 3 cups beef stock or broth (can add in some meat drippings if you have them)
  2. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  3. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons beef base (We use Better Than Bouillon)
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. 1/4 cup of water mixed with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  7. Splash of heavy cream (optional)


Add all the ingredients except the cornstarch and water mixture to a pot. Whisk together and bring to a boil.

Pour in the cornstarch mixture while whisking to prevent any lumps.

Bring the gravy back to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add in the cream if using, then serve.

Recipe Notes

This gravy can be made ahead and kept in your refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

The beef base is salty, so add salt at the end of the recipe to taste.

  • Category: side dish, gravy
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gravy recipe, brown gravy recipe, beef broth gravy