Pot Roast Gravy

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This flavorful Pot Roast Gravy is rich and savory. It comes together in just 10 minutes. It can quickly take any of your favorite recipes to the next level.

Overhead of pot roast gravy over shredded roast.

Pot roast is one of those comfort food dishes that people pretend to not like, but secretly love. I don’t bother pretending. I love it.

My grandmother made a mean pot roast. I crave it served over a fluffy mound of mashed potatoes and smothered with this pot roast gravy. It really was the perfect pot roast.

A classic pot roast is a usually made from a beef chuck roast. It’s braised with a liquid – usually red wine or beef broth or a combination of the two.

Sometimes I throw a sliced yellow onion in along with it to add a little flavor. And instead of cooking it over high heat, it’s cooked low and slow in a crock pot slow cooker or a dutch oven.

There is something about the long slow braise that makes the meat so tender it practically melts in your mouth. In my mind, the perfect pot roast doesn’t even need a knife to eat – you can cut it with your fork.

Someone recently served me pot roast over a bed of grits. I was a little skeptical at first, but I shouldn’t have been. It was delicious. But all I could think about was how much better it would taste with some of this gravy on top.

Gravies made from pan drippings always have so much flavor, and they add depth and deliciousness to the meats they are served with. My turkey gravy is this kind of gravy. As is my au jus sauce.

This gravy takes just minutes to prepare, but when it is served over a hot pot roast with mashed or roasted potatoes, you’ll swoon. It’s such a simple recipe, but it tastes anything but.

So while the nights are still cool and there is a fire going in your fireplace, make yourself or your family a pot roast and serve this delicious gravy over it. You will be so happy you did.

Pot roast gravy being poured over shredded roast.

Ingredients

These pot roast gravy ingredients are easy to find, particularly if you have just made a pot roast. All you really need, in addition to the pot roast drippings is a little bit of flour.

Ingredients for pot roast gravy.
  • Roast drippings – Use drippings from your cooked pot roast, or you can use beef stock
  • All-purpose flour – This is used to thicken the flour.
  • Salt and Pepper – For seasoning.

Instructions

After you have made your pot roast recipe, this gravy will take just a few minutes to pull together.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

  1. Strain the drippings. Pour the roast drippings through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  2. Cook. Transfer the drippings to a skillet and add the flour, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and slowly whisk to thicken the gravy.
  3. Enjoy. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Substitutions

  • Flour – you can use a gluten free 1:1 flour in place of all purpose flour if you are gluten free.

Variations

This gravy is pretty perfect as is. You may want to add a dash of Worcestershire sauce for a bit more depth to the gravy, but its not necessary.

Close up of pot roast gravy over shredded roast.

Storage

This gravy is best served immediately after cooking it. I don’t recommend storing it.


Tips

  • If you don’t have enough of the pot roast drippings to make 3 cups worth, add enough beef stock to make up the difference.
Yield: about 3 cups

Pot Roast Gravy

Overhead of pot roast gravy over shredded roast.

This flavorful Pot Roast Gravy is rich and savory. It comes together in just 10 minutes. It can quickly take any of your favorite recipes to the next level.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups roast drippings from cooked pot roast, or beef stock
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour the roast drippings through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  2. Transfer the drippings to a skillet and add the flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring the gravy to a boil, frequently stirring until it thickens.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve while warm.

Notes

Roast drippings: If you don't have enough drippings to equal 3 cups, add beef stock until the total amount equals 3 cups of liquid.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

¼ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 18g

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients you used in the recipe.

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