With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up (hooray!), it’s time to start gathering some recipes for the perfect family feast. A must-have for both occasions is a really good gravy — it helps to tie together all your different dishes into one cohesive meal. A traditional gravy is made with meat juices, but if you’re after a vegetarian version, or you’re just not cooking a joint of meat, this caramelized onion gravy is a seriously tasty alternative.

Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 3 onions
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • salt
  • black pepper
Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe Ingredients

Instructions:

1. Peel and halve the onions, and thinly slice.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and add the onions. Cook over a medium-low heat, stirring regularly, until very soft and browned — at least 20 minutes. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar, and cook for a further 5 minutes.

3. Add the flour to the caramelized onions, and mix well. Then add the vegetable stock and dried herbs, and mix to combine. Bring to a simmer, and cook for a couple more minutes. Season to taste, and serve warm.

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Peel and halve the onions, and thinly slice.

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Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and add the onions. Cook over a medium-low heat, stirring regularly, until very soft and browned — at least 20 minutes. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar, and cook for a further five minutes.

Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

Add the flour to the caramelized onions, and mix well. Then add the vegetable stock and dried herbs, and mix to combine. Bring to a simmer, and cook for a couple more minutes. Season to taste, and serve warm.

Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

This caramelized onion gravy has a deep, rich flavor, and goes perfectly with all kinds of meals — from a full Christmas or Thanksgiving feast to a simple dinner of bangers and mash.

Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

Don’t be stingy — the more gravy, the better!

Thanksgiving Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

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