Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brown or “Ham” Flavored Gravy

I made this gravy for my annual holiday dinner. The texture and flavor was very similar to “ham” gravy I had as a child. I guarantee that all of your family/guests will LOVE this gravy.  

Brown or “Ham” Flavored Gravy
2/3 cup whole wheat flour or other flour of choice
1 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons tamari
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, place flour, and cook over low heat, while stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer browned flour to a small bowl and set aside.
In the same saucepan, sauté the onion in olive oil, over low heat, for 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
Add vegetable stock, nutritional yeast, tamari, sage, thyme, salt, and black pepper to browned flour, and whisk well to combine. Add wet ingredients to sautéed onion mixture, whisk well to combine, and continue to cook mixture, while whisking constantly, until thickened.
Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve over the mashed potatoes or any of your favorite vegetables, biscuits, or main dishes, or use to make sauces for casseroles, or add to soups or stews.

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