Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Onion gravy recipe

A really good homemade gravy can lift a boring meal and make it something special. This onion gravy is also and economical way to add flavour by using what is in your pantry. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand.



  • 1/2 cup pan juices and fat
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp beef or chicken stock
  • 2 cups of boiling water


Using the same pan that you have cooked your meat in, heat the pan juices and fat and add the onions to cook for a minute or two.

Sprinkle the flour over the pan, stirring constantly, cook the flour for 2-3 mins and brown it a little to give your gravy a brown colour.

Whisk in the boiling water and stock powder thoroughly, de-glazing the pan

Test for taste and season with salt and pepper.


  • You may use any flavour stock that you like with this recipe except for fish stock.
  • Deglazing the pan is the term for getting all the brown bit of flavour off the bottom of the pan. These are essential as a flavour component of good gravy.
  • I used the drippings from some lamb loin chops for this gravy but you can use the same from sausages or your roast as well.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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