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Old September 1st, 2005, 05:40 PM
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Gravy - How To!!!

I have a roast beef in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots...mmmmmm. My only problem is, I can't make gravy!! Anyone have any easy tips?? I have the Bistro stuff but it doesn't always work for me!(I don't cook often!) I like a thicker gravy if possible.

Anyone have any tips/hints on making a good gravy?? Can I use the left over water and juices from the crock pot??
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Old September 1st, 2005, 08:34 PM
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I always brown the roast first, adding just a bit of sugar to get a really good dark brown color in the juices. When the roast is done, skim the excess fat off. Whisk some flour and cold water together and add to the cooking liquid. Bring to a boil and let simmer a few minutes so you won't have a raw flour taste. Season with salt & pepper if needed. If you don't have as dark a color as you'd like, add some Kitchen Bouquet. Gravy is easy. I can't give an exact amount of flour. I just mix some up and add gradually to the pot til I get the thickness I want. Don't mix it so thick that you get dumplings when you whisk it into the hot liquid! Yummmm! What time is dinner?
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Old September 1st, 2005, 09:11 PM
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Can I use the left over water and juices from the crock pot??
Yes you can.I have a few times when I have used the Crock Pot.

What I usually do is pour it in a sauce pan.I simmer a bit.Just to reduce a bit of the liquid.I use Corn Starch,it thickens quicker.I also put in a bit of butter as it simmers.I put some of the corn startch in a small bowl.I add some cold water.As I slowly drizzle and stir with a whisk.I only put in a bit at a time.I let it simmer for a bit.If I want it thicker,I add more to it.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:36 PM
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How do you get enough gravy for a whole roast when there is a very small amount of juice to use? That's always my problem!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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Beef stock for more liquid

Add beef stock - I think you can buy it, if you haven't made your own or there's the stuff in powder form that you could use. If you don't tell anyone, they won't know.

You could always add a little beer or red wine to it too!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Oops, just noticed the date - I'm sure your dinner was lovely.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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Beef stock? I have the concentrated liquid kind... It's not too tasty... Very salty... Is the powder better? What about soup? I've heard some soups make good gravy too? Maybe the OP's dinner is over, but these tips will last me a lifetime!!
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Old September 7th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Traditional Gravy Recipe

Try this link:

www.deliasmith.com/recipes/r_0000001025.asp

It is for traditional gravy.

If you just go to www.deliasmith.com and put gravy in the search you will come up with lots of lovely variations.

Delia Smith is the diva of English cooking - her recipes are to die for.
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