Country Gravy Mix is easy to mix up and keep around in your cupboards, and it’s ready to be mixed up at a moments notice. Then you have some nice creamy rich gravy to be poured over mashed potatoes, rice, biscuits, or home fries. Use the gravy in casseroles, pot pies, or soup to thicken and add flavor. Serve it for breakfast too!
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Inspiration for the gravy mix
My favorite grocery store hosts the Monopoly game each year. One of those games where they give you a ticket that you have to open to see if you are an instant winner, or you can collect game pieces to possible win big prizes.
This year, one of the instant win prizes (that I won A LOT of!) was a packet of country gravy mix.
I started using the packet of gravy for many meals.
It’s a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table
The gravy mix packet had simple instructions: take the gravy mix and add water, cook until thick. Serve.
Though we did find that we liked it better when we added ½ teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon, Vegetable Base and a little extra fresh black pepper. so I kept that part in my recipe.
I’d make a big batch of mashed potatoes, enough for leftovers. Steam some broccoli. Make up some of the gravy and serve it over meatless meatballs. Perfect dinner.
Tip on how to easily cook meatless meatballs
Take how many meatballs you want to serve for dinner, for the two of us it’s about 9 meatballs, give or take depending on how hungry we are. Place the frozen meatless meatballs in a microwave save bowl; add water to about halfway up the meatballs. Place an upside down plate over the top of the bowl, and microwave on high 1 minute. Turn the meatballs over, and microwave another minute. Drain off the water, and you have fully cooked and heated through meatballs, ready to add to gravy or toss in soups.
As often as I was making the gravy, I finally had to buy some packets, as the Monopoly game was over. And, gasp! They were out of the gravy packets at the store. This made me realize that I needed to figure out how to make my own.
So, I read the ingredients, did a bunch of testing, and finally came up with a great recipe for you.
I kept the instructions and water amounts the same as the packet, as I like the amount that the gravy makes. We can get 4 servings out of it, though if you like lots of gravy on your food, you may only get 2 servings out of it. So, one serving is about 1/4 of a cup of gravy.
You can make a big batch of this mix and keep it on the shelf, always at the ready. Use the servings slider on the recipe card to easily adjust the ingredient amounts and make a bigger batch. If you do make a big jar full of Country Gravy Mix, just use 4 tablespoons mix to 1 cup water when you go to mix it up.
If you want creamier gravy, feel free to use milk rather than water. I’ve done that many times.
In fact, I accidentally bought a carton of lactose free milk recently. Well, rather than throw it away, because it did taste different and not as good in things like cereal. I used it in making many batches of gravy. No one could tell the difference with the lactose free milk, so I figured that was a good way to use it up and not waste any.
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Country Gravy Mix Recipe
Country Gravy Mix
Nice creamy rich gravy to be poured over mashed potatoes, rice, biscuits, or home fries. Use the servings slider on the recipe card to easily adjust the ingredient amounts and make a bigger batch.
For Gravy Mix
- ½ teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base or bouillon granules
- 1 cup cold water
- Mix all dry ingredients together. Country Gravy Mix is done and can be stored in a jar with a tight fitting lid or in a plastic bag.
To prepare gravy:
- Gradually stir cold water into gravy mix in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until gravy comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Taste for salt and pepper.
- In a 1 ½ quart microwave safe bowl, combine gravy mix and cold water. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring after each minute. Microwave ovens vary; cook time is approximate.
Notes: For creamier gravy, use milk rather than water to prepare gravy. You can make a big batch of this mix and keep it on the shelf. Use 4 tablespoons mix to 1 cup water when you go to prepare the gravy.