Perfect Gravy

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We don't want to oversell it (but we're gonna) this is the best damn plant-based gravy you will ever taste. Tesco's Vegmas Supper Club wanted us to whip up a homemade gravy to contend with the traditional recipes and - dare we say it - we delivered. Taste it and see for yourself. We think this could be, the best vegan gravy the whole world. You better make it and let us know what you think.

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For the recipe

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp cornflour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>6 tbsp room temperature water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp yeast extract - e.g. marmite<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp dark brown sugar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 small carrot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 celery stick<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 sprig of rosemary<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 sprig of thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>350ml red wine<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 litre vegetable stock<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp tomato purée<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp English mustard<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Deep frying pan with a lid | Sieve | Garlic crusher | A small glass | Jug

Prep and cook the veggies

  • Peel and finely dice the red onion, carrot and celery, keeping them separate on the chopping board
  • Heat up your pan on a medium heat. Pour the olive oil into the hot pan
  • Add the diced onion and cook for 2 minutes
  • Crush the garlic cloves into the pan and stir everything together
  • Cook for 2 minutes until you’ve released the aroma of the garlic
  • Add the diced carrot, celery and the rosemary and thyme sprigs
  • Stir everything together on the heat for about 7 minutes, until the vegetables are well softened

Add the red wine and stock

  • Pour in the red wine and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated
  • Pour the vegetable stock into the pan
  • Turn up the heat so that it’s bubbling nicely, then reduce to a gentle simmer, put the lid on and cook for 10 minutes

Strain the gravy

  • Take the pan off the heat and strain the liquid into a bowl through a sieve so that you’re left with a clear stock
  • Pour it back into the pan and put it back on the heat

Thicken the gravy

  • Put the cornflour into a small glass
  • Add the water and mix together with a fork, stirring really well to ensure there are no lumps
  • Add the cornflour mixture to the pan and whisk continuously while the gravy bubbles away for 5 minutes, until you have a nice thick consistency

Add the final flavours and serve

  • Add the tomato purée, yeast extract, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper and stir until well mixed
  • Thin the gravy to your desired consistency with some boiling water
  • Pour the gravy into a jug ready to serve
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