Gravy

Cooking Time 5 mins
Ingredients

  • 500ml Boiling water (see cook's tips)
  • 1 Beef stock cube, I use Oxo
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • Bisto gravy granules
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Dash of Worcester sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Squirt of Marmite
  • Pinch of garlic granules

Method

  • This is a really quick, easy way to get a rich, creamy gravy, with fewer calories
  • Steam your vegetables and use the hot water for the basis of the gravy, this way you get the goodness from the veggies and the water is ready when you are
  • Take about a pint of the veggie water and pour into a separate saucepan, keep on a low heat
  • Crumble a good beef stock cube into the veggie water and stir
  • Add a good half cup of semi skimmed milk (this gives a lovely creamy texture)
  • Now add a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce
  • Do the same with some Tabasco sauce
  • Add good squirt of Marmite or Vegemite
  • Add a small pinch of garlic granules
  • Finally add a good helping of freshly ground black pepper
  • Turn the heat up and sprinkle in some gravy granules to thicken
  • Use a balloon whisk to stir, until it comes to the boil, turn down the heat to minimum and leave to simmer for a few minutes, stirring now and then. This gives it time for all the flavours to amalgamate.

Cook's tips

  • Use the water from the cooked vegetables

Equipment

  • Medium saucepan
  • Balloon whisk

Shopping List

  • 500ml Boiling water
  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • Bisto gravy granules
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Dash of Worcester sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Squirt of Marmite
  • Pinch of garlic granules
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Kim March 31, 2009 at 7:58 pm

marmite? is it like a dark sauce for gravy?

Lesley April 1, 2009 at 2:11 am

Marmite or Vegemite, if you can’t get it over there, try Bovril.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite

Sophia June 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

Thanks for letting me know, Lesley! But what is gravy granules?

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