Onion Gravy


  • 600ml Boiling water (use the water from the onions)
  • 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


  • 1 medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped, add to a saucepan with 250ml water, bring to a boil then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the onion is transparent.
  • Take 600ml of boiling water (including the liquid from the onions) and pour into a saucepan, keep on a low heat
  • Crumble a good beef stock cube into the 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.


  • Medium size saucepan
  • Balloon whisk

Shopping List

  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • Bisto gravy granules
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Worcester sauce
  • Marmite or Vegemite
  • Garlic granules
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