Essence-of-Thanksgiving Gravy Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Essence-of-Thanksgiving Gravy

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This savory sauce tastes like Thanksgiving because the long simmer time concentrates the classic fall flavors of onions, celery, mushrooms, and fragrant herbs. The gravy is thinner than most so that it can easily be drizzled over the Fork-and-Knife Roasted Vegetables

  • 3Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 large onions, quartered and sliced (4 cups)
  • 1/2 bunch celery, coarsely chopped (4 cups)
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine, optional
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs marjoram
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Preparation

1 | Heat butter and oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and mushrooms, and season with salt, if desired. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Uncover, add garlic, and cook 30 minutes, or until vegetables are very soft and most of liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. 2 | Stir in flour, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until flour begins to brown. Stir in wine (if using), and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add 5 cups water, thyme, marjoram, and rosemary. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3 | Strain gravy through fine-mesh sieve. Rewarm, if necessary.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 53
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 16 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g