The Best Vegan Onion Gravy | Vegan Gravy Recipes

The Best Vegan Onion Gravy | Vegan Gravy Recipes

This vegan onion gravy recipe is absolutely delicious. Pair this with your favourite vegan roast dinner, thanksgiving meal, Christmas dinner or pie and mash! It is savoury, rich, tasty and a must try!

vegan onion gravy

Gravy is pretty much a mealtime staple for plenty of dishes right? Think of it on Lentil and Mushroom Bake, bangers and mash, Seitan Turkey Roast, pie and mash or a decadent vegan Sunday lunch with Crispy Roast Potatoes.

Being Irish, I live up to the stereotype of being raised on potatoes of many kinds! My parents always had a 5kg bag of potatoes on hand in the shed to grab a bunch for whatever mealtime.

Whether it was mashed potato, homemade chips, roast potatoes, potato croquettes or potato hash – a decent gravy was always the partner in crime!

It goes without saying that a decent, rich gravy is essential for dunking our roast potatoes in.

We have you sorted with this simple vegan gravy recipe. It is a tasty satisfying accompaniment that you can totally make too. It really is the ultimate comfort food!

vegan onion gravy

Home Made V Shop Bought Gravy

Sure, making a homemade vegan gravy will take a little longer than dunking some gravy granules in a jug with boiling water.

Did you know that gravy granules are an ultra processed food? With usually a. long list of unrecognisable ingredients and a high salt content, making your own gravy has never seemed more appealing!

This easy vegetarian gravy mix will be so worth that little bit more effort! You will not be disappointed.

Vegetarian Gravy V Meat Gravy

Obviously an animal product gravy is not what we are all about over here. Many meat eaters swear by using the juices off their cooked meat – however this vegan gravy recipe is so flavoursome that some actually prefer this gravy!

We can achieve that rich umami gravy flavour with the caramelised onions, soya sauce and delicious herbs used.

vegan onion gravy

Thanksgiving Or Christmas Dinner

Right – for all those traditonalists who still feast on a roast at Christmas and Thanksgiving – this is the ultimate vegan onion gravy recipe and an absolute must have.

Homemade vegan gravy is easier than it sounds, with a few simple but key ingredients.

As with a big feasts such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner – you can certainly make this gravy ahead of time in order to reheat it when the time is right. This vegan gravy recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for approximately 3-4 days before reheating giving you lots of time in advance to prepare!

You can even pull out the stops and make it longer in advance and freeze it too!

  • Savoury
  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Tasty
  • Moreish
vegan gravy recipe

How To Make Vegan Onion Gravy

The few simple ingredients used:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Vegan Butter
  • Yeast Extract (eg marmite) OR Soya Sauce/Tamari
  • Vegetable Stock or Broth
  • Olive Oil
  • All Purpose flour
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

How To Make Vegetable Gravy

If you cannot get hold of yeast extract, for example in the US where it is not as popular, you can substitute it for another umami flavour such as soya sauce or tamari if you prefer gluten free.

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry onion on a medium heat for approximately ten minutes – or until it has browned. Add garlic for the final 2 minutes, Put to one side.

2. In the same pan, melt the vegan butter and add the flour to form a type of roux (it should bind and become dough like) then pour in the veggie broth. Keep on a medium heat and whisk until it becomes slightly thicker

3. Add in the yeast extract OR soya sauce OR tamari – you only need one of these to get the umami taste.

4. Add back in the onions, fresh thyme and bay leaf.

5. Leave to simmer on a low heat for approximately 20 minutes – stirring intermittently to prevent sticking.

6. Remove bay leaf and use a soup blender to blend to a creamy vegan gravy.

7. Taste test and add salt or pepper if required.

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Yield: 6-8

Vegan Onion Gravy

vegan gravy recipe

This vegan onion gravy recipe is absolutely delicious. Pair this with your favourite vegan roast dinner, thanksgiving meal, Christmas dinner or pie and mash! It is savoury, rich, tasty and a must try!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 800 mls vegetable stock or broth
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1tsp yeast extract (eg marmite) OR soya sauce/tamari
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry onion on a medium heat for approximately ten minutes - or until it has browned. Add garlic for the final 2 minutes, Put to one side.

2. In the same pan, melt the vegan butter and add the flour to form a type of roux (it should bind and become dough like) then pour in the veggie broth. Keep on a medium heat and whisk until it becomes slightly thicker

3. Add in the yeast extract OR soya sauce OR tamari - you only need one of these to get the umami taste.

4. Add back in the onions, fresh thyme and bay leaf.

5. Leave to simmer on a low heat for approximately 20 minutes - stirring intermittently to prevent sticking.

6. Remove bay leaf and use a soup blender to blend the vegan onion gravy.

7. Taste test and add salt or pepper if required.

Notes

1) This stays fresh for up to 3 days in the fridge. Or store in a freezer friendly container and store for up to 3 months. Defrost fully before use and heat all the way through before use. Do not reheat after this.

2) Make this ahead of time for big feasts such as Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas Dinner!

3) Enjoy with a range of dishes, from Seitan Turkey, Roast Potatoes or Lentil Mushroom Bake

4) Fresh thyme works a treat if you have some

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 490mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

this is an estimate

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