• ¼ cup fat (meat drippings, butter, dairy-free butter, or olive oil)
  • 2 medium white onions, diced
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 – 3 teaspoons dried seasoning (poultry seasoning or dried herbs)
  • 4 cups gluten-free stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch, arrowroot starch, or tapioca starch


  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste (omit for vegetarian and vegan)
  • ¼ cup brandy or wine (white or red)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  1. In a large sauté pan cook the fat and the onions over medium low heat until the onions begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Do not rush this step; you want the onions well cooked.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and 1 teaspoon of  whatever seasoning or dried herbs you are using. Cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Combine ¼ cup of stock with the starch and stir well. Add the remaining stock to the pan, raise the heat, and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in the starch and stock mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. If using brandy or wine, stir it in now.
  5. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce if desired.
  6. Taste the gravy and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt,  pepper, seasoning, or herbs to taste. The gravy should be well seasoned.
  7. Stir in the cream now if using.
  8. Serve hot.


Makes about 4 cups

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