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The Best Keto Gravy

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This is my absolute favourite way to make low-carb gravy! I first created this easy keto recipe back in 2015 and since then I fine tuned it to perfection. It's thick and creamy with none of the starches and thickeners found in most gravy recipes.

I use chicken stock or bone broth to make mine but if you have meat drippings from a roast, it's even better! Simply use the drippings and add all the ingredients in this recipe apart from the bone broth into a saucepan. Follow the steps below and only use the bone broth if you need to thin the gravy down.

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Serving size 1/4 cup/ 60 ml

Allergy information for The Best Keto Gravy

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Notes

  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbs2.6 grams
Protein1.1 grams
Fat4.3 grams
Calories54 kcal
Calories from carbs 19%, protein 8%, fat 73%
Total carbs3.1 gramsFiber0.6 gramsSugars1 gramsSaturated fat2.4 gramsSodium489 mg(21% RDA)Magnesium29 mg(7% RDA)Potassium172 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 10 servings, about 2 1/2 cups/ 600 ml)

  • 1/2 cup dried Porcini mushrooms (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water to soak the mushrooms (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 1 medium white onion (110 g/ 3.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped sage and/or rosemary or herbs of choice
  • 2 tbsp ghee or duck fat (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or balsamic vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 2 cups bone broth or chicken stock or vegetable stock (480 ml/ 16 fl oz) - you can make your own bone broth
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or coconut milk (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice the onion and garlic. Roughly chop the herbs. The Best Keto Gravy
  2. Add boiling water to the porcini mushrooms and soak for 30 minutes. Peel and dice the onion and garlic. The Best Keto Gravy
  3. Add the onion into a hot pan greased with ghee and cook over a medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic and chopped herbs and cook for another minute. The Best Keto Gravy
  4. Pour in the bone broth, lemon juice and add the soaked porcini mushrooms including the soaking liquid.
  5. Add Worcestershire sauce (or balsamic vinegar) and mustard and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Take off the heat. Use an immersion blender or place in a blender to process until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The Best Keto Gravy
  7. Depending on how much you reduce the gravy, you'll get 2 1/4 to 3 cups of gravy. If the gravy is too thin, place back on the stove and cook until thickened. If the gravy is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water. You can optionally add 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or coconut milk. The Best Keto Gravy
  8. When done, serve immediately with meat, roasted vegetables or Creamy Keto Mash or let it cool down and store covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat as needed. The Best Keto Gravy

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Mushrooms, wild, Porcini, dried
1 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sage, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Rosemary, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Ghee, clarified butter
0 g0 g3 g27 kcal
Worcestershire sauce
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Dijon mustard
0 g0.1 g0.1 g1 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Keto bone broth
0.1 g0.7 g1.2 g14 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml
2.6 g1.1 g4.3 g54 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (24)

Delicious! It was only the two of us so we scaled this down by half and still had plenty for leftovers. This was perfect with bacon wrapped turkey with Brussels sprouts and pigs in blanket. A lovely little Christmas for two.. thank you 😊

That sounds like the perfect holiday menu! Same for us, it was just the two of us plus the cat 😊 I'm baking a whole goose today so I'll use some of the leftover gravy, and there will be plenty of meat to freeze!

Do you think that dried shitake mushrooms would be as good as porcini? I have a lot of dried shitake here

Absolutely! They are not as aromatic as porcini but the gravy will still be delicious.

Thank you so much! I plan to make this for our Valentines dinner with caulimash!

Sounds delicious, I hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day dinner!

please add me to your email list of keto and low carb recipe subscribers.

Hi Gloria, you can sign up for free here: ketodietapp.com/free-diet-plans/#nl

I didn't have any Dijon or it's from scratch ingredients, so I left it out but followed the rest of the recipe... Mine is very salty... "Salt and pepper to taste"...along with my broth cubes.. too much!! Bone broth would have prevented that.  
But I added more cream and hopefully fixed it.  I like it and the onion and mushroom is SO GOOD!!

Thank you for the tips and feedback Rachel!

I was wondering how Balsamic Vinegar fits in with the Keto Lifestyle? I thought it was out because of all the sugar from the grapes?

That's a good question 😊 Not all foods containing carbs (or even sugar) are necessarily excluded. For example, dark chocolate can be a part of a low-carb diet (and it does contain some sugar). Technically, there are no keto and non-keto foods. What matters more is how many carbs per meal/day you consume. For more information: Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet

Sad to say I didn’t care for this 😞. Too labor intensive and all I could taste was the vinegar.

I actually added more balsamic vinegar! 😊 I loved it but had to add a splash of water. My ended up being too thick but then I cooked it for longer than I should have so...

I've been looking all over to find a keto friendly gravy to make with my meatloaf tonight and you've given me some terrific ideas. I don't have a few of the ingredients mentioned but it's a start to something. Thanks!

I think that the mushrooms can be skipped if you use more vegetables/aromatics to keep it creamy. I hope you like it! 😊

I'm not 100% sold on this. I think the balsamic and/or Dijon flavour came out too much in it whereas I was expecting a nice meaty flavour. That said, I still enjoyed it, may just halve the Dijon and balsamic next time 😊

Thank you Dee! I guess it also depends on the product - I used homemade Dijon mustard. Let me know how the next batch comes out 😊

Is this freezable? I know u say it lasts a few days in the fridge but where I can I like to double/triple recipes & freeze them as I am keto-ing but not the rest of the family.

I haven't tried to freeze it but I think it should work. You may need to blend it after it's defrost - just my guess 😊

This looks delicious! How about fresh mushrooms, can I use them? If so, how much? Thanks!

Hi Jess, yes you can use fresh mushrooms too. I prefer porcini mushrooms because they add a lot of flavour. I'd think about 3 cups of fresh mushrooms but I'd have to try to be sure 😊

I don't understand how you figure your calories on these recipes, can you please explain .. Thank you

Hi Juanita, I use the KetoDiet app to create all my recipes and count the nutrition facts. We use a very accurate food database - the USDA database and the KetoDiet database.