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I'm always looking for a way to save a few pennies, and control the quality of ingredients in foods that are mainstays in my pantry. Dry gravy mix pouches can cost about 75 cents to $1.00 each. You can make your own for much, much less.
3 tbsp of beef bouillon granules 3/4 cup flour, generous 1/2 tsp black pepper
Mix together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container. This, as most dry mixes, will last up to about six months.
Melt 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan. Add 2 tbsp of the dry gravy mix and cook, stirring constantly until lightly browned. This will only take a minute. Do not overcook.
Add in 3/4 cup of water and whisk until the gravy is smooth. Bring to a boil, while continuing to stir, until thickened. This will take only a couple of minutes, so don't walk away and leave it.
* If you like you can add cracked peppercorns, mushrooms, a little sauteed onions, or even a little chopped up roast beef.
* to make chicken gravy, simply substitute the beef for chicken bouillon granules.