What Is an Easy Brown Gravy Recipe?

What Is an Easy Brown Gravy Recipe?

Brown gravy is an easy recipe that can be a meal-saver to any meat and potatoes dinner. This easy recipe features five common ingredients and can be ready in just 5 minutes without having to add meat drippings or seasoning packages to provide flavor.

Easy Homemade Brown Gravy

Homemade brown gravy can be used on egg noodles, meatloaf or any recipe or dish that requires a beef sauce. Substitute with chicken bouillon for poultry dishes.

Prep time: 0 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Ready in 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  1. Make the beef broth
  2. In a microwave-safe container, heat the water and bouillon in the microwave 1 minute or until it is steaming hot.

  3. Cook over medium heat
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour and onion powder. Cook 1 minute to cook out the flour-y taste.

  5. Add the beef broth
  6. Add beef broth mixture, whisk and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for about 1 minute or until desired consistency.