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Basic Brown Gravy

This easy brown gravy sauce is ideal for any comfort food dish from
classic poutine to roasted chicken dinner or add some assorted mushrooms
for a delicious schnitzel and mash...

Total Time


20 Min



  • 3 Tbsp. of butter
  • 4 Tbsp. of flour
  • 2 Cups of beef broth
  • 1 Cup Chicken bone broth
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Finely chopped Shallot
  • Cracked fresh black pepper

Recipe Preparation:

      1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter. Then add the flour whisking often until a nice dark golden brown roux forms, about 7-8 minutes.
      2. Add the shallots and whisk about a minute.
      3. Add Worcestershire sauce and keep whisking another 1-2 minutes.
      4. Then add both chicken and beef broths to saucepan and pepper then continue to whisk until it comes to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
        Set aside and reheat if needed with the assembly of poutine.


            • If your gravy is not as thickening as you would like, try adding a mixture of - 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. Of water and whisk until your sauce thickens up.
            • A mushroom variation can be made with this recipe by adding 1 Cup of shiitake mushrooms with the onions and 1 minced garlic clove and substituting the beef broth with chicken broth or mushroom broth if using dehydrated mushrooms instead.


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