Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Dave KranenburgOctober 02, 2021

Mushroom Gravy

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Servings: Servings: 6 servings 


2 tablespoons butter, bacon grease, lard or turkey drippings (vegetarian alternative:  olive oil)

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

40 gram (1 bag) dried mushrooms, that have been soaked in water to rehydrate

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups strong beef broth (vegetarian alternative:  vegetable broth)

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Optional: For a creamy gravy, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream at the end (vegan alternative:  additional vegetable broth)


Melt the butter (or bacon grease, lard, turkey drippings, or olive oil - any of these will yield the most flavor) in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the onions until beginning to brown. Add the garlic and cook another minute.

Add the mushrooms and cook 5-7 minutes or until golden and the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.

Add the butter and melt. Add the flour, stir to combine and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring continually.

Add the broth, vinegar, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk continually until the gravy is thickened. Cover and simmer on low, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer the gravy thinner add a little more water (or heavy cream if using)