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Simple Onion Gravy

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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Serves 2

A simple onion gravy made with beef stock. You could add dried herbs, such as thyme, if desired. Get loads of flavour with hardly any effort!

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 400ml hot beef stock, from a stock cube


  1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and sprinkle with the sugar, then cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the onion is soft and lightly caramelised.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the onion, stir and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer gently until thickened.

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Claire Fitzpatrick's picture
Claire Fitzpatrick
16th Oct, 2018
Very easy to make; steps easy to follow. Really enjoyed it with bangers & mash :)
Loidee Jones's picture
Loidee Jones
2nd May, 2018
Very tasty, quick and easy. Had it over a giant yorky filled with small roasties, sweetheart cabbage and chipolatas.
Adebrown's picture
24th Mar, 2018
Very good tasting gravy a perfect compliment with bangers and marsh . I usually cook with 12 sausages but would use about 500ml beef stock gravy. Great for freezing for ready meals, just add the fresh potatoe mash for Brittish classic.
2nd Dec, 2017
This is so brilliant! I’ve made it a few times now and it’s delicious, as well as so easy. My husband absolutely loves it!
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