Recipe: Basic Gravy - #1

Most gravy recipes call for drippings from cooked meat. For vegetarian gravy, or quick chicken gravy to go with leftovers, try the following.


1 Tbsp. minced carrot
1 Tbsp. minced celery
1 Tbsp. minced onion
2 white mushrooms, minced
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1-3/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste


Saute minced vegetables in oil until soft; add thyme. Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold broth. Add remaining broth to vegetables and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and cook until thick, about 1 minute.