Keto Gravy

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Load your favorite dishes with a thick, creamy keto gravy sauce that can be made with no meat drippings. Grab your favorite broth and I show you how to make a rich homemade gravy to top on cauliflower mash, rice, beef or even your favorite chicken recipes!

Keto Gravy
My keto biscuits and gravy recipe became super popular. But, what I didn’t have was the homestyle gravy made with either chicken or beef. I personally love beef but chicken gravy isn’t too bad. Either one works and you can still have it, but without flour. Using xanthan gum can be a little tricky. Some people don’t use enough but the majority use too much. What this does is make things turn into a gummy paste that doesn’t take good. I’ll help you so that doesn’t happen.

Is Gravy Keto

Traditional gravy is thickened with flour. The gravy itself is great before adding that minus using milk, but that can be easily replaced. To be honest, that is where this recipe is different. For example, you have grandma’s best gravy recipe and you have wondered how on earth would you make it now that you are on the keto diet. Simple use this recipe to help you thicken the gravy and everything can be exactly what you want.

Is Gravy Chicken Or Beef

Make it whichever you please. Below in the recipe I show you how to make the gravy using beef and chicken stock. The seasoning and cooking process will be the same.

Can I Thicken Gravy With Almond Flour Or Coconut Flour

Never use either! What will happen is your gravy will be grainy and have a very gritty texture. Why does this happen? Unlike enriched flour, coconut or almond doesn’t melt down and absorb into the gravy. The small nut grains just absorb the liquid itself and swell. For example, an almond flour grain will go from dry and crunchy to wet and soft. Now, with enough in your gravy it basically will have a ton of these grains creating something very gritty.

How To Make Keto Gravy

To start, the recipe below and in the photos I use beef broth. You can use chicken broth as well with all the same measurements.

In a pot, add melted butter on medium high heat. Once butter is melted, pour in broth.

Next, allow this to heat up. Contrary to belief it doesn’t need to boil. You are using xanthan gum so the colder the mix is the better. Of course, you want it hot but it doesn’t have to be boiling or scorching hot.

Then, grab all of your seasoning and mix your xanthan gum with it. Now, put a whisk into your hand start mixing the gravy. Sprinkle the mix a little at a time into the gravy.

Give the gravy a minute or two to thicken. It doesn’t happen instantly but it does happen and this is where people mess up at.

Once gravy is thick, taste it and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Keto Gravy

Troubleshooting Keto Gravy

  • Gravy is lumpy, when this happens you either weren’t whisking or you put too much xanthan gum in at one time. You can fix this by running the gravy through a strainer and catch all those little pieces.
  • Gravy is too thin, this is very unlikely to happen but when it comes to personal preference it can. For those that like a super thick gravy just add more xanthan gum. Note, when you do this it won’t be a smooth, thick gravy. It’ll become thick and gummy-like in texture. When thickening sauces less is more.
  • Mixing xanthan gum with seasoning, this prevents the gum to clip together by being mixed with seasoning. You will still have to sprinkle slowly but this makes your chances of lumps almost to zero. If you are using a bullion cube with shake slowly or add gum to a sifter and slowly shake to let little granules out at a time while whisking.
  • Can I use a bullion cube, yes you can! Simply skip the seasoning and use that. When it comes to thickening follow the instructions in the bullet point above to avoid any clumping issues.
  • I have meat drippings how do I make gravy, that is even better. Use the instructions but skip adding the butter. A great example of this is in my keto chicken fried steak.

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Keto Gravy

Keto Gravy

Load your favorite dishes with a thick, creamy keto gravy sauce that can be made with no meat drippings. Grab your favorite broth and I show you how to make a rich homemade gravy to top on cauliflower mash, rice, beef or even your favorite chicken recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 549.2 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cup beef broth (sub for chicken)
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (see instructions )
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (see instructions )

Gravy Seasoning Mix (skip if using a bouillon cube)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl mix 1/4 tsp and 1/8 tsp xanthan gum with gravy seasonings. A full 1/2 tsp is too much from my experience. If using a bouillion cube skip that and see notes below for thickening. Instructions for cube are at the end.
  • In a pot on medium high heat add in butter. Allow to melt then pour in beef or chicken stock
  • Once butter has melted all the way and broth is steaming turn off heat. There is no need to allow it to boil. Just make sure broth is hot enough for serving.
  • Add in heavy cream now. Then start whisking and slowly sprinkling in seasoning mix with xanthan gum. Take your time sprinkling to avoid lumps.
  • Once all is added keep mixing and give gravy a minute or two to thicken. You'll start to see it thickening quickly and it will thicken more as it cools.
  • Serve and enjoy. If you try this recipe whether you love it or hate it leave a rating and comment. I am beyond grateful!
  • Gravy with bouillion cube: Follow instructions but add cube in the place of the seasonings. You'll have to sprinkle xanthan gum by itself which heightens your chances of lumps if not careful. If you have meat drippings even better, yet you'll still have to sprinkle gum in. See video for help.

Notes

Troubleshooting Keto Gravy

  • Gravy is lumpy, when this happens you either weren't whisking or you put too much xanthan gum in at one time. You can fix this by running the gravy through a strainer and catch all those little pieces.
  • Gravy is too thin, this is very unlikely to happen but when it comes to personal preference it can. For those that like a super thick gravy just add more xanthan gum. Note, when you do this it won't be a smooth, thick gravy. It'll become thick and gummy-like in texture. When thickening sauces less is more.
  • Mixing xanthan gum with seasoning, this prevents the gum to clip together by being mixed with seasoning. You will still have to sprinkle slowly but this makes your chances of lumps almost to zero. If you are using a bullion cube with shake slowly or add gum to a sifter and slowly shake to let little granules out at a time while whisking.
  • Can I use a bullion cube, yes you can! Simply skip the seasoning and use that. When it comes to thickening follow the instructions in the bullet point above to avoid any clumping issues.
  • I have meat drippings how do I make gravy, that is even better. Use the instructions but skip adding the butter. A great example of this is in my keto chicken fried steak.

 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Gravy
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 549.2 Calories from Fat 511
% Daily Value*
Fat 56.8g87%
Saturated Fat 35.5g222%
Trans Fat 2.2g
Cholesterol 155.6mg52%
Sodium 965.6mg42%
Carbohydrates 2.1g1%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 10.8g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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