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Simple Homemade Gravy from Scratch {Ready in TEN minutes!}

Gravy from Scratch in Ten Minutes Lazuli Farms

Did you know that you can whip up homemade gravy in a flash?

The key is to always have the three simple ingredients on hand: 

  • homemade bone broth (recipe for Instant Pot here)
  • butter
  • flour

You'll also want to season up your gravy with salt & pepper or other seasonings if you want to get adventurous!

Simple gravy comes together easily in a saucepan by starting with melting the butter.  Next mix in the flour until blended in.  Then add the broth a little at a time, whisking after each addition.  After that, you just continue to heat until the gravy thickens to your liking!

Go ahead and skip to the bottom if you just want the recipe!

Otherwise, here are SIX great ways to use your gravy for an amazing meal tonight!

Six Ways to Use Homemade Gravy Tonight:

1 - Swedish Meatballs

Pour homemade gravy over top of homemade meatballs to re-create your favorite IKEA Swedish meatballs!

2 - Poor Man Steak

Make & cook homemade burger patties.  Saute onion & bell pepper strips until soft.  Place the burgers and veggie strips into a casserole dish and pour your homemade gravy over top.

Bake in the oven until bubbly!

3 - Cottage or Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb.  Cottage pie is made with beef, pork, poultry or other meats.

It's a mix of cooked meat, small chopped veggies like onions, celery, peas, carrots, and gravy.  Then you top the mixture with mashed potatoes and bake in the oven until bubbly!

4 - Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Make simple homemade baking powder biscuits.

Season your ground pork with "breakfast" sausage spices.  Fry the ground pork until cooked.  Add the homemade gravy.  Stir and heat.

Pour over your biscuits for a delightful southern-inspired meal!

5 - Mushroom & Beef Stroganoff

Fry ground beef in a saucepan and add mushrooms and spices at the end.  Cook until the mushrooms are soft.  Pour in the homemade gravy.

Serve over cooked egg noodles and enjoy!

6 - Chicken Fried Steak or Chops with Gravy

Take your pork cutlets or minute steaks and bread them with a seasoned mix of bread crumbs and spices.

Fry them in a cast iron pan with a bit of lard or bacon grease in the pan.

Serve with homemade gravy to pour over top of the chicken fried steaks or chops!

Simple Homemade Gravy Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter, lard, or bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups bone broth (pork, beef, or chicken)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, sage, thyme, marjoram. paprika, or oregano


In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, lard or bacon grease over medium heat. Once melted, sprinkle the flour over top. Use a whisk to mix the flour in until the flour is completely blended in.

Stir regularly and continue to heat until the mixture becomes bubbly.

Add the bone broth one cup at a time, whisking the broth in after each addition.

Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the gravy thickens to your liking. Stir continuously so that the gravy doesn't thicken and cook to the bottom of the pan.

Now you season! Season your gravy with salt & pepper to taste. Add optional seasonings if you like.

Serve & enjoy!

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