Sunday, January 3, 2010

Vegetarian Gravy

This recipe is re-posted from January of this year. This gravy is one of the best things I have ever tasted and I would put it up against any meat created gravy.
This recipe is adapted from the Grit Restaurant Cookbook. Follow the links on their site to purchase this cookbook. I highly recommend it. It is amazing! This recipe was originally vegan however I altered it as my husband is not a vegan. However you can change it back by using soy milk instead of the regular milk and vegan margarine instead of the unsalted butter.
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup flaked nutritional yeast
2 cups milk
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 3/4 cup hot water
2 tablespoons vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (some store brands do not contain anchovies--so check your store before splurging on the vegan or vegetarian kind)
  1. Combine the soy sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce and set aside. Make sure the water is hot so that the mixture is still warm when you add it to the recipe later.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. While the butter melts, combine the flour and yeast. Stir the flour mixture into the completely melted butter until blended. Continue to heat the roux until the mixture begins to bubble. Use just enough heat to maintain a vigorous bubbling, whisking constantly for 4 minutes. This is the time required to cook the flour to smoothness. You must whisk the roux vigorously for the entire 4 minutes to avoid burning the flour.
  3. While continuing to whisk the roux, add the milk gradually. The mixture will quickly thicken. Continue whisking, and add the soy sauce mixture gradually. Again, continue whisking until the soy sauce mixture is completely combined. Blend well and do not add too much at once or the gravy will become to thin. If this happens, simply cook it a while until it thickens.
  4. Serve warm. Makes about 4 cups. I used some in my New Years Day recipes (they are coming soon), I put some in the fridge for later and I froze the rest. This gravy recipe is outstanding. It is the answer to my years of searching for vegetarian gravy recipes.

Serves 12: 129 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fat


  1. This looks great! I do not use soy milk or margarine, only real butter, so thanks for adapting this!

  2. How wonderful! It's not everyday that i come across a vegetarian gravy recipe. This really sounds great compared to the gravy I made in the past. Hope you won't mind if I ask you to try adding our new widget here,I'd love to guide foodista readers to your post so they can continue to enjoy your recipes.You can find the widget here .Thanks!


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