Onion Gravy


What can I say, Gordon Ramsey was right, real traditional made from scratch onion gravy is truly unbeatable. Sorry my friends, I know it's convenient but, Bisto cannot hold a candle to the rich delicious flavour of a homemade onion brown gravy.


Why top the delicious roast you've slaved over with anything else? Nom nom!

Cook time: Approx. 30 mins



  • 1 large white onion thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or drippings from the roast

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten free flour blend

  • 3 cups beef broth

  • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • salt to taste


Saute onion in oil and butter in a large sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until onion is softened and light gold in colour, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cover for approx 10 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Stir regularly, do not allow onion to brown.


Stir in water, broth, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and pepper and bring to a boil for 5 mins. Reduce heat to simmer.


In a heat proof container (a mug will do) add flour to 4 tablespoons of cold water, stir until a paste has formed. Add a few spoonfuls of the heated broth to the paste. Stir well and then pour into the broth in the sauce pan.


Stir gravy and scrape up brown bits, until gravy is slightly thickened about 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.