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Brown Gravy From Scratch

Brown Gravy from scratch is so easy to make! I find it to be just as easy as if I were to buy a packet of gravy mix. Except it has a better flavor in my opinion and I can season how I wish as I make it.
My mom has taught me everything I know about gravy making! I would never say I am an expert, but it does taste good every time I make it, so I have to be doing something right. I chose to make Brown Gravy because I was putting together some At-Home KFC Famous Bowls! Here is how I created this gravy with just a few ingredients, some you may already have!!


I had found that I had all the ingredients needed in my fridge and pantry to make this. I prefer to use “better than bouillon” paste instead of buying the cartons of broth. I can make ALOT more broth than this way than buying it by the carton. Plus I never have to worry about forgetting to grab it from the store, I always have BTB in my fridge ready for broth!

Another tip, if you are making gravy after you cooked sausage or burger, you can use the drippings from the meat as the base, instead of using butter. It adds really great flavor when you do it that way!

List of Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Beef Broth
  • Parsley – Dried
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper

Why Homemade?

You might be curious why I would go through the work to make it myself, when you can just buy a packet on the shelf. While that is true, I very much enjoy cooking and making things myself. I like a challenge and I prefer the taste of something when its made from scratch vs store bought. Plus more times than not, I have all the stuff to make most things that come in a packet anyways!

How Do I Make This?

The trick to gravy making is to not let it sit still too long. When you make gravy, you have to stand-by to stir and make sure nothing is scorching to the bottom. However, don’t let that scare you away, its not really that hard. It’s best to have all your ingredients ready to go and measured, before you start this.

In a small pot, set to a medium heat and melt your butter. Once the butter is melted, whisk in your flour. Whisk the flour until its all combined in the butter. Now slowly pour in your beef broth, while whisking. Continue to whisk so there are no clumps of flour. Lastly, sprinkle in your seasonings.

Melted Butter & Flour
Whisked together butter & flour.
Now to simmer
Seasonings – Parsley, Pepper, Garlic Powder.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, maybe longer. The longer it sits, the thicker it will become. I prefer to whisk every so often, just to ensure nothing is stuck to the bottom. Usually by this point you don’t have to constantly whisk but it doesn’t hurt anything.

I find the flavor in homemade gravy to be “chefs kiss”! I thought this went really well with our KFC Famous Bowls we put together the other night. I will definitely make these again and cannot wait to make more gravies!

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Much Love & Honey,

Brown Gravy from Scratch

Brown Gravy from scratch is just as easy as a packet, only it has better flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People


  • 1 Medium Pot


  • 2 tbsp Butter or drippings
  • 1/4 Cup Flour All Purpose
  • 2 Cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 tsp Parsley Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  • Gather and measure all your ingredients, this goes quick.
  • Bring a medium pot to a medium heat, melting your butter. Whisk in your flour until completely mixed in with the butter.
  • Slowly pour in your beef brother, while whisking, making sure there are no flour chunks. Once all whisked together, sprinkle in your seasonings.
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer, whisking every 30 seconds to a minute, allowing the gravy to thicken. The longer it sits, the more it'll thicken.
  • Scoop and serve over a bed of mashed potatoes!
Keyword Gravy, KFC Bowl, Scratch

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