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Easy Gravy Recipe

Perfect for your roast

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6 People

Prep Time:

5 min

Cooking Time:

20 min

Your roast dinner isn’t complete without the perfect homemade gravy recipe – so why compromise? Smother your plate in a generous serving of our delicious easy gravy.

What you'll need:

  • 1-2 tbsp meat dripping
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • stock cubes – your choice will depend on your meat
  • Hot water
  • Gravy browning



  1. Remove your meat from the roasting tin and place on a plate to rest.
  2. Drain the fat from the tin, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons of juices.
  3. Add 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour to the meat drippings and mix well with a wooden spoon. Top tip: Break up all the bits at the bottom of the tin into the mixture to make your homemade gravy extra tasty.
  4. Break 2 stock cubes into the mix and stir.
  5. Gradually add 2-3 ladles of hot water. You can use the boiled water from your veg or potatoes to add an extra depth of flavour. Mix well with a whisk to get rid of any lumps.
  6. Put the roasting tray on the hob on a gentle heat, whisking all the time. The mixture will begin to thicken, so add extra water until your easy gravy reaches a nice consistency. Then bring to a gentle simmer. Top tip: Added too much water and wondering how to thicken gravy quickly? Mix together a small amount of corn-starch with water until smooth and mix it into your homemade gravy – it’ll thicken up in no time!
  1. Add a few drops of gravy browning, especially if you’re serving up dark meat.