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This is the easiest Slow Cooker Beef Gravy with so much flavor! It’s a no work required pot roast gravy made using beef drippings and a roux. This is the easiest gravy you will ever make!
- How do you make gravy from beef drippings?
- How to Thicken Gravy
- How to Thin Gravy
- Make it Gluten-Free
- What goes well with gravy?
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Slow cooker beef in gravy is one of my favorite Sunday Supper recipes to serve my family, and what’s great about that is how easy it is to make! It’s the perfect gravy for our Slow Cooker Roast Beef or our Slow Cooker Beef Tips. It is fantastic on any roast beef or roast pork.
How do you make gravy from beef drippings?
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The secret to making gravy from scratch is to use drippings from roast beef. In a pinch, you can use beef stock. I have done this many times. But the next time you make a roast, be sure to save the drippings!
- Melt butter over medium-low heat and whisk in the flour. Cook briefly, until combined and starting to bubble.
- Slowly pour a cup of the hot broth into the flour mixture, whisking well. Once smooth, pour the mixture into the slow cooker with the remaining broth.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook over high heat until thickened, approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Follow any of our Roast Beef Recipes and save the drippings. You can even freeze them and thaw them to make gravy.
How to Thicken Gravy
If your gravy is too thin, you can make a quick roux. It is a mixture of equal parts flour and butter or other fat. I recommend 1 tablespoon of flour and water. Slowly whisk the mixture into your gravy and it will thicken perfectly.
Follow this guide on How to Make a Roux for gravy to learn more about making a roux, and for more delicious recipes using a roux!
How to Thin Gravy
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Mix in a little more broth or drippings to help thin it out if it thickens too much! Remember, whisk whisk whisk slowly and you will have the perfect consistency.
Make it Gluten-Free
Instead of using flour, you can also thicken 2 cups pot roast gravy using 1 Tbsp. cornstarch.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. water. Pour into the crock pot with the broth set over high heat, and whisk until combined.
Allow it to cook under the lid until it thickens, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. You may need to add a bit more cornstarch for a thicker gravy.
What goes well with gravy?
My family’s favorite meal to enjoy with this recipe is Slow Cooker Roast Beef, but it’s also a perfect choice for serving with Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
There are so many options for what you can do with gravy from pot roast! Give this better-than-bouillon gravy a try. I’d love to hear what you serve it with!
- I like to use it as a topping for Loco Moco! Loco Moco is a Hawaiian dish with white rice, a seasoned hamburger patty, fried egg, and plenty of brown gravy.
- A Poutine recipe with crisp French fries, our brown gravy recipe, and fresh cheese curds.
- Homemade Salisbury steak is another delicious choice. A Salisbury steak recipe is a classic dish of hamburger patties with thick, delicious mushroom gravy.
Photography by Tara Margetson.