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How to Make Gravy from Crockpot Roast Juice

There are lots of ways to make gravy but the easiest and tastiest way is to make gravy from crockpot roast juice. The next time you make a roast, be sure to save the drippings and follow our easy recipe below.

How to Make Gravy from Crockpot Roast Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roast juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pour 2 cups strained broth from roast beef into a crockpot and set to high heat.
  • Now take another pan and melt butter in it over medium-low heat.
  • Once butter is melted, whisk in the flour and cook for 3-5 minutes until combined and starting to bubble. Don’t let the flour darken at this stage.
  • Now pour 1 cup of the hot roast juice into the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the crockpot with the remaining roast juice.
  • Whisk to combine until smooth.
  • After that, cover and cook over high heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour until thickened.
  • Now uncover and allow to cool slightly and season with pepper and salt to taste.
  • Serve warm with the desired meal.

How to Make Gravy from Crockpot Roast Juice Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups roast juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pour 2 cups strained broth from roast beef into a crockpot and set to high heat.
  • Now take another pan and melt butter in it over medium-low heat.
  • Once butter is melted, whisk in the flour and cook for 3-5 minutes until combined and starting to bubble. Don’t let the flour darken at this stage.
  • Now pour 1 cup of the hot roast juice into the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the crockpot with the remaining roast juice.
  • Whisk to combine until smooth.
  • After that, cover and cook over high heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour until thickened.
  • Now uncover and allow to cool slightly and season with pepper and salt to taste.
  • Serve warm with the desired meal.

Some Useful Tips

  • Don’t let the flour darken too much because it loses some of its thickening ability when it darkens.
  • If you want to take your gravy to the next level, you should add some sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions. Other options include dried or fresh herbs.
  • If you don’t want to use flour, replace it with cornstarch.
  • If you don’t have roast juice, you can use beef stock.

How to Thicken Gravy

If your gravy is too thin, take 1 tablespoon of flour and water and slowly whisk the mixture into your gravy. It will thicken perfectly.

How to Thin Gravy

If your gravy is too thick, mix in a little more roast juice to help thin it! Remember to whisk slowly and you will have a perfect consistency.

Make it Gluten-Free

You can use cornstarch for making your gravy gluten-free. Simply whisk 1 tbsp of cornstarch with1 tbsp water until smooth. Pour the mixture into the crockpot and allow it to cook under the lid until it thickens, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can add a bit more cornstarch for a thicker gravy.

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