Mushroom Gravy

Now that it is getting a little cooler it is always nice to make comfort food.  One of our favorites is meatloaf with mushroom gravy.

I like this recipe because the only fat in it is a little olive oil.  I like to think of it as comfort food that is a little healthy.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on Finecooking.com.

For the gravy you will need:

• 2 cups low salt chicken or beef broth
• 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 8 ounces cremini (baby bella) or white mushrooms, cleaned sliced about 1/8” thick (about two cups packed)
• ½ minced yellow onion
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• 3 Tablespoons water
• 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Warm broth in microwave. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, salt and pepper.

1

Cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have cooked through and start to brown the bottom of the pan, 5 to 8 minutes.

2
Add the water and stir to release the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, about 1 minute. Sprinkle in the flour and stir constantly until the mixture has browned and is slightly dry and crumbly, about 30 seconds.

4
Whisk in half of the broth and continue whisking until the liquid is absorbed into the flour, about 30 seconds.

5

Whisk in the remaining broth mixture and bring the gravy to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and thin with water or broth if necessary. Transfer to a small saucepan, cover, and keep warm. Reheat the gravy if necessary before serving.

Make Ahead Tips: This gravy can be made up to 1 day ahead and reheated over medium-low heat.

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You can use your favorite meat loaf recipe.  I am also attaching my go-to meatloaf recipe that is adapted from a Mennonite Community Cookbook.

I have also made this recipe with chicken.  I just use the chicken broth instead of beef.

I hope you and your family enjoy these recipes.

Happy Cooking,

Jane

PS.  I also like to add Tomato Jam to the top of my meatloaf before baking, I like the flavor of the meatloaf with the gravy and jam.  Lots of yummy flavors.

Printable recipes (PDF)

Mushroom Gravy

Meat Loaf

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