Looking for the perfect recipe for how to make pork gravy? I was too which is where this simple and easy gravy recipe came from! When you make a pork roast, you end up with delicious pan drippings that are just yelling to be made into a savory pork gravy.
While pork roast can be a simple and healthy meal, for special occasions I do sometimes like to add a little bit of gravy. Try my easy and flavorful pork gravy recipe that goes splendidly with my pork roast in the crock pot to add a savory and creaminess that is hard to resist.
This recipe makes a small batch gravy, so if your family prefers a heavier pore of creamy gravy or you a feeding a crowd, you may want to double the recipe.
How To Make Simple Pork Gravy Homemade From Pan Drippings
Full truth, for the longest time I bought gravy. I’d go through the process of making a pork loin or another large cut of meat, and I’d throw away the drippings. But those drippings are packed full of flavor and goodness that you often just don’t get with store-bought gravy. Plus why waste a good thing when it only takes a few minutes to make your own- it’s frugal and delicious.
In about ten minutes you can have a homemade gravy with just a few ingredients. Make it while your pork loin rests for a few minutes after you take it out of the crockpot or the oven. It’s simple, delicious and the perfect brown gravy for a special occasion or Sunday feast.
How To Make Pork Gravy From Scratch That Is Homemade
Anyone, and I mean anyone can master making homemade gravy from scratch. Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter, then add the same amount of flour. Sautee for a minute with any spices. Add pan drippings and broth slowly by quickly whisking it together to keep it smooth and creamy. If desired, add a little more black pepper to taste for a kick!
I think a lot of people are intimidated making homemade pork gravy because they worry about lumps. Using a whisk when you add the broth is an important step to ensure your gravy is smooth.
Can I Make Pork Gravy Without Drippings
If you use this recipe, you can substitute any broth you like in place of the pan drippings. Your gravy will not have as much pork flavor to it, but will still be delicious. I also recommend sauteeing a little onion and garlic into your butter to give it a little more flavor if you’re making gravy without drippings.
Want to make gravy with pan drippings? Try my Juicy Pork Loin in the Crock Pot Recipe
How Do You Make Gravy For Pork Chops
Use the recipe below, and supplement extra broth if needed. Depending on how you cooked your pork chops you make only have a little bit of drippings in the pan, finish it off with more broth to make up the difference in liquid and fill out your gravy. This gravy recipe is delicious on pork chops.
How Can I Lighten Up Gravy
Using a fat separator, you can reduce the amount of fat in your pan drippings. While fat is not always something to be avoided, reducing the fat from your drippings will give you a leaner gravy. Gravy isn’t really lean or healthy food, but using only a small bit also helps. If sodium is something you’re watching (which I try to do for my family), opt for a low sodium broth. We make gravy in a small batch at our house so we enjoy just a little with our meal.
What Sauces Go With Roast Pork
Gravy isn’t the only sauce you can use to give your roast pork a flavorful sauce. Salsa verde is delicious on pork as is applesauce (especially homemade!). A mustard and apple cider vinegar sauce go nicely on roast pork as do most barbeque sauces.
This gravy would be delicious on my Pork and Zucchini Meatballs recipe for a spin on Swedish Meatballs. Add a little water to thin it out if you try it!
What Can I Substitute For Flour In Pork Gravy
You can use cornstarch as a substitute for flour to thicken your gravy. Simply use half as much cornstarch as you would flour in your gravy recipe.
Can I Make Gluten Free Pork Gravy
I’ve seen people use coconut flour in gravy in place of wheat flour, but I haven’t tried it myself. Some friends have said it is a little more gritty than a regular gravy. If you need a gluten-free version I would make sure to whisk things well if you decided to try coconut flour.
Simple Homemade Pork Roast Gravy From Pan Drippings Recipe
Simple, flavorful and delicious homemade pork roast gravy from the leftover pan drippings makes for an amazing sauce for just pennies compared to buying it in the store. This gravy is easy and fast, cooking in less than ten minutes.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups pan drippings liquid If you don't have a full two cups, supplement with broth.
- .25 teaspoon pepper add more or less to taste
- .25 teaspoon salt add more or less to taste
In a saucepan melt three tablespoons of butter.
Stir in flour to butter and let brown for one minute, stirring frequently. This creates what's called a roux.
Add pan drippings and any extra broth to butter and flour mixture. Use a whisk to distribute the flour evenly within your liquid to avoid lumps.
Add salt and pepper, tasting your gravy. Add more pepper or salt a little bit at a time to your own taste.
Allow gravy to cook for three to four minutes. Pour into a bowl and enjoy with your dinner!
This recipe makes about a cup and a half of gravy, which equals a serving size of a quarter cup of gravy per person. Our family prefers just a little gravy on our meal. If your family prefers a heavier pour of gravy, I'd recommend doubling the recipe.
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