Keto Gravy Recipe
Could you imagine cooking all day long, making a big dinner of roast beef, getting all the food prepared and plated up…
and not having gravy?
Gravy can be one of the best parts of a dinner. It takes meals to a whole other level, adding that salty, rich flavor to the whole plate.
This Keto gravy recipe is so full of flavor you are going to want to put it on everything. Trust us, you’re going to want to make extra to keep for whenever you need it.
How This Recipe Achieves So Much Flavor
There is a reason that when you go to a restaurant and have a gravy or other brown sauces, they taste much richer than you can achieve at home. Chefs have a secret ingredient that they add to these dishes and it is simpler than you realize.
When a chef makes a sauce like this they add patience and attention to all of the ingredients.
This low carb gravy recipe requires you to roast beef bones and sauté the vegetables. This attention to details is what takes a gravy from good to great.
Take care with these steps and get some great color on the bones – it will be worth it.
Make Your Gravy the Way You Like
One of the best parts about making gravy is when you’re the cook, you can make it the way you like. Building your broth can be as simple as adding as much as you like.
Personally, I really enjoy the flavor of mushrooms in gravy and will definitely add more than recommended, watching my carbs of course. Of course, garlic lovers can throw in an extra clove or five.
Take Care When Tempering Eggs
This recipe uses a method to thicken the gravy that you may not have crossed before, egg yolks.
While a roux or cornstarch slurry may be simpler, they can be full of carbs. Egg yolks can add flavor and don’t have to be difficult as long as you pay attention.
The important thing to watch out for is the eggs cooking too fast. The heat of the sauce is enough to cook the egg instantly.
Therefore, we use a method called tempering in which you slowly add a bit of the hot broth into the egg yolks until they are brought up to the same heat.
Don’t rush this step. If you see the eggs beginning to cook, which will look like chunks of scrambled eggs in the mixture, it’s time to try again.
This is a rich Keto gravy and our favorite to showcase!
- Large tray of raw beef bones (approx. 3-4 lbs)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) of olive oil
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 stick celery, cut into small chunks
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
- 7 oz mushrooms (200g), roughly chopped
- 3 liters (0.8 gallons) cold water
- 3-4 thyme sprigs
- 1-2 rosemary sprigs
- 2 large egg yolks
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 430 F (220 C).
- Spread the bones out on a large roasting tray and place in the oven for 45 minutes, turning the bones after 30 min. They should be dark golden brown.
- At the same time, add the olive oil to a large frying pan and sauté the chopped onion, celery, garlic, and mushrooms until caramelized.
- Add the caramelized vegetables and roasted bones to a large stockpot. Scrape the roasting tray and the rendered fat from the bones and add to the pot.
- Fill the pot with the 3 liters of cold water and bring to the boil, skimming off and discarding any foamy impurities that gather on the surface.
- Place a lid on the pot and reduce to a low simmer. Simmer for 1 hour.
- Remove all the bones and vegetables by pouring the stock through a strainer. Reduce the liquid stock further over moderate-high heat until the stock reduces to approx. 16 fl oz (480 ml) – this can take a while, so keep the lid off and check on it regularly. Near the end, add in the rosemary and thyme for 10 minutes.
- Add the 2 egg yolks to a large bowl and whisk well. Slowly add 1 Tablespoon of the stock at a time into the egg yolk mixture. Keep whisking. After you’ve got about a cup of egg mixture, tip the mixture back into the rest of the stock. Whisk well and continue to whisk over a low heat until the sauce has thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Serving Size: 1 serving = 3-4 Tablespoons
- Calories: 123
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 13 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 2 g
Did this recipe get your creative juices flowing? Try these other Keto Sauces to keep it going.