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

Brown Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

This versatile Brown Gravy Recipe can be used on so many things! Mashed potatoes, french fries, meatloaf, turkey or chicken!



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


  1. Add all the ingredients except the cornstarch and water mixture to a pot. Whisk together and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour in the cornstarch mixture while whisking to prevent any lumps.
  3. Bring the gravy back to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in the cream if using, then serve.

Recipe Notes

This gravy can be made ahead and kept in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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