Bangers and mash, lamb chops, roast anything, pies (we could go on, but we think you get the picture)… What do these all have in common? The fact that they all taste that much better with a proper gravy. True story. Well, the good news is that our onion gravy recipe is simple and delicious, requires minimal effort and it uses ingredients that you probably already have, thanks to our basic shopping list.
This flavourful twist on the classic gravy recipe will pleasantly surprise you, and compliments a variety of mains, making it one of the kitchen basics that you just have to learn.
1 tbsp olive oil
3 onions, sliced into thin half moons
Few sprigs thyme or 1 bay leaf
1 tbsp flour
450ml vegetable or beef stock
Fail-safe onion gravy recipe
- 25g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 onions, sliced into thin half moons
- Few sprigs thyme or 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp flour
- 450ml vegetable or beef stock
- Melt the butter in a pan, add the oil, onion and thyme or bay leaf, then cook for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Reduce the heat, add a pinch of salt and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, uncovered, until the onions are soft and caramelised.
- Add the flour and mix well. Season with black pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the stock, a splash at a time. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove the thyme or bay leaf and serve.