Onion Gravy

Onion Gravy


Onion Gravy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4
  • 2 White onions
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 500 ml Beef stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch thyme leaves - or 1 tbsp dried thyme
  1. Finely slice the onions 

  2. Melt butter in a large frying pan, and once melted, add the onions

  3. Fry the onions over a low heat for 5 minutes, until they are beginning to turn clear

  4. Add sugar to the onions, and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes, or until they are clear and beginning to brown 

  5. Add the flour to the onions, and stir to coat the onions thoroughly

  6. Cook the flour for a minute 

  7. Add thyme (dried or fresh leaves, whichever you have)

  8. Add beef stock, and bring the mixture to boil

  9. Once boiling, add Worcestershire sauce

  10. Continue to boil the gravy, stirring constantly until it reaches the thickness you like. If the gravy is too thick, add a little bit more water 

  11. Serve and enjoy! 

How to Make Onion Gravy

  1. Measure out your ingredients 
  2. Finely slice the onions
  3. Melt butter in a large pan
  4. Add onions to the melted butter
  5. Cook for 5 minutes on low, until the onions are only just beginning to turn clear
  6. Add sugar
  7. Stir the sugar, then cook the onions for a further 10 minutes on low, until they are clear and slightly browned: 
  8. Add flour to the onions
  9. Stir to coat the onions and cook for a further minute
  10. Add thyme leaves (or dried thyme) 
  11. Add beef stock
  12. Bring to the boil, then add Worcestershire sauce
  13. Continue to boil the gravy until it thickens to your desired thickness; you can always add more water if you need to
  14. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy

Onion gravy is amazing with sausage and mash, and toad in the hole, check out my recipe for toad in the hole made with pigs in blankets here

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