Onion Gravy – From Scratch

This week I’m going to share with you how to make one of my favourite go to recipes to pump some extra flavour into your meals.  This red onion gravy is the traditional accompaniment to sausage and mash, but you can also mix it up and use it in place of a smooth gravy on your Sunday roast – it will do wonders for your pork chops and roast potatoes.

This onion gravy is a perfect accompaniment to bangers and mash, toad in the hole or a Sunday roast. Made from scratch and full of flavour. Vegetarian.

This simple onion gravy has a wonderful depth of favour.  It uses just a handful of ingredients, most of which will already be sitting in your kitchen cupboards and doesn’t require much attention during the cook, meaning you can keep enjoying that glass of red wine!

I often use a vegetable stock in onion gravy, so it’s perfect if you are catering for vegetarian and meat eaters, but you can also use beef or chicken stock if that’s what you have to hand. I always opt for red onions, rather than white, as they give a moorish subtle sweetness.

This is a foolproof onion gravy recipe that is packed full of delicious flavour and I’m sure it will become your go to accompaniment for your bangers and mash!

This onion gravy is a perfect accompaniment to bangers and mash, toad in the hole or a Sunday roast. Made from scratch and full of flavour. Vegetarian.

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This onion gravy is a perfect accompaniment to bangers and mash, toad in the hole or a Sunday roast. Made from scratch and full of flavour. Vegetarian.
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Onion Gravy - From Scratch
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

The perfect accompaniment for any meal!

Course: Side Dish, vegetarian
Cuisine: british
Servings: 4
Author: Slow The Cook Down
Ingredients
  • 4 red onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50 g salted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 small bunch thyme tied with kitchen string
Instructions
  1. Finely slice the onions and garlic

  2. In a medium saucepan, add the butter, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt  and pepper.  Put on a low heat to melt the butter 

  3. Add the sliced onions and garlic, and cook for about 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. 

  4. Stir in the flour and cook for another couple of minutes

  5. Turn down the heat as low as it will go and add the stock and thyme. Place a lid on the saucepan and leave for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove the lid and keep on the heat until the gravy has reduced to your preferred consistency.

Recipe Notes

The gravy can be made ahead of time and gently reheated before serving

 

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8 Comments

  1. Is it bad that I just want to drink this gravy?!

  2. I have a confession… I could eat gravy with EVERYTHING it’s one of my weaknesses! And adding onions to them? I might just grab a spoon… this looks amazing!

  3. This looks absolutely amazing! Next time I make a roast, this will definitely be accompanying it!

  4. I love a great gravy and homemade is the only way to go. This one sounds amazing and perfect for a Sunday dinner.

  5. The onion gravy looks wonderful. Think that I will try the recipe this week. Thanks for sharing.

    • Slow The Cook Down

      Hi Debbie, you won’t be disappointed! Its so easy to make and super tasty. Let me know how you get on!

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