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


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

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup of water mixed with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

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.


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.

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