Video guide to making rich beef gravy
How simple is it to make some rich delicious gravy? Some beef bones from the butcher, an onion, a Knorr rich beef stock pot.
How to start creating your rich beef gravy
So what we do to begin with is you just caramelise and roast our bones. Take an onion, just chop it coarsely and sprinkle those on. So now what we’ve got is our beef bones which are caramelising with our onions, very simple, no need for anything else. Let’s not forget the more you put in, sometimes the more you take away.
Make up the beef stock pot for your gravy
Here we have our water, approx. 900mls to a Knorr rich beef stock pot. Why so much? Because in the cooking we’ll reduce it down by about 300mls. So there’s our beef stock pot, and just dissolve it in. In a domestic kitchen, you haven’t got what we’ve got in a professional kitchen. So therefore, this is where stock pot, rich beef stock pot, a touch of taste, all assist. In my opinion, it’s the closest you’ll get to a real stock without the aggravation of making one. And when it’s finished, can you tell the difference? No. So what we do now is take out the fat, just tilt your pan. And then we add our rich beef stock pot. So now if we just reduce this down by just under half, we should be there.
How to thicken your beef gravy
So as you can see, it’s now reduced by just less than half. That’s a nice texture for me. If someone would like it that little bit thicker, then do it with arrow wheat or cornflour, something like that, simple. You know when you’ve bought a nice joint there’s something rather beautiful about tasting the meat and I think gravies can be a little bit too thick. And then just drain it through a sieve. So we’ve extracted all the goodness from the bones now. It’s a small price to pay for a delicious gravy, trust me. Some like it thicker than others, some like it not quite as strong. All I’ve done is shown you the method using Knorr rich beef stock pot.
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