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roast beef gravy in a saucepan

Easy Beef Gravy

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  • Author: glendaembree
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups 1x


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  • 2 cups pan drippings from Easy Slow Cooker Roast Beef recipe (or store-bought beef broth)
  • 34 teaspoons Better than Bouillon Beef Base (or your favorite bouillon)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch


  1. Bring your beef drippings or broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Once boiling, reduce to medium heat and allow the broth to simmer.
  2. Add the beef base or bouillon, stirring to dissolve.  Taste and see that the stock has the level of “beefiness” you want.  If not you can add more, one teaspoon at a time.
  3. Continue on medium heat and let the broth simmer while you make the cornstarch slurry.
  4. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water to create a smooth slurry.  The water MUST be cold to prevent lumps in your gravy.
  5. Slowly whisk the slurry into the broth and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken.
  6. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Sauce, Condiment
  • Cuisine: American