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Homemade Brown Onion Gravy

Savor the richness of Homemade Brown Onion Gravy. Perfect with meats & potatoes. Easy recipe for a comforting touch.

A must-have addition to any recipe collection, this exceptional homemade gravy highlights the magic of caramelized onions. The sumptuous brown gravy is a guaranteed hit with your guests, leaving them impressed and satisfied. Among all gravy recipes, onion gravy stands out as my personal favorite. Whether you prefer lightly softened onions or fully caramelized ones for extra sweetness and depth, it’s a versatile delight.
You can even elevate it with wine for an elegant touch, making it a perfect complement to any dish.


Homemade Brown Onion Gravy

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: Other
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
10 min 25 min - 35 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 67kcal
Best season: all

Delicious and comforting,

a homemade gravy combines the subtle sweetness of caramelized onions with the richness of butter, flour, and broth. This delightful sauce pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, including roasted meats and comforting mashed potatoes.

The origins of this gravy can be traced back to traditional European cuisines, where gravies have played a significant role in culinary traditions for centuries. Onions, being easily accessible and versatile, were often used to create flavorful sauces for roasted and grilled meats. The process of caramelizing onions to achieve a delightful brown hue and sweet taste has been a long-standing cooking technique.

As time passed, different cultures and regions developed their own unique takes on onion-based gravies. For instance, in one country, this gravy became an essential component of their local cuisine, traditionally accompanying sausages and mashed potatoes or complementing a hearty Sunday roast. Similarly, in another country, a pepper-infused variation became a favorite alongside succulent steaks and other meat dishes.

As culinary practices spread through trade and exploration, the concept of onion-based gravies journeyed across the globe. Families everywhere started crafting their own special homemade versions, adapting the recipe to suit their regional preferences and ingredient availability.

Homemade Brown Onion Gravy Recipe
Perfect with meats & potatoes.

Today, this beloved brown onion gravy

continues to hold a special place on comfort food menus, showcasing the versatility of onions in crafting rich and satisfying sauces. Its enduring popularity has been passed down through generations, remaining a beloved staple in countless households and eateries worldwide.

In conclusion, the history of this homemade brown onion gravy celebrates the creative spirit of home cooks and the evolution of culinary customs. A simple blend of ingredients has transformed into a timeless and cherished culinary accompaniment that warms the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts everywhere.



  1. In a saucepan,

    melt the butter over medium heat.

  2. Add the finely sliced onions and cook them slowly until they become caramelized and golden brown. This might take around 15-20 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir well to combine. Cook for another minute to remove the raw taste of the flour.

  4. Gradually pour in the broth while continuously stirring to avoid lumps.

  5. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, then stir to incorporate all the ingredients.

  6. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency.

  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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