Keto Gravy Recipe for Roasted Meats

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This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

Regular gravy is usually thickened with wheat flour or cornstarch. We all know wheat flour isn’t low in carbs.

But, is cornstarch keto?

At about 7 grams of carbs per tablespoon, cornstarch can be a low carb option if a small amount is used. However, most people on a keto diet avoid grains and excess carbs. So you’re better off not using it.

In the past, I’ve made xanthan gum gravy. And sometimes, I’d blend xanthan gum with guar gum but, I’m not a fan of using either of those “gum” thickeners these days.

Instead, I prefer using glucomannan!

However, all of these low carb thickeners can make your sauce turn into a thick pudding. So you need to add just the right amount to prevent the liquid from thickening too much, especially as it cools.

That’s why I decided to create an easy keto gravy that’s thickened with egg yolks, some puréed onions, and a little butter or coconut oil. Plus, the onion and butter not only thicken but adds flavor.

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Keto Gravy Recipe for Roasted Meats

Although using coconut flour and almond flour may work for a keto gravy recipe, there are much better choices for a flourless gravy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 79 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pan drippings and water or meat stock
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 large egg yolks in small bowl
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored coconut oil or butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Strain pan drippings and add enough water or stock to make 2 cups. Place in a pot and reduce the liquid to thicken a bit by boiling down for about ten minutes.

  2. Add onion to liquid and finely puree with a stick blender or high speed blender. Cook the onion for a few minutes to further reduce the liquid.

  3. (To prevent cooking the egg, the hot liquid needs to be incorporated into the egg yolk very slowly) Remove from heat and slowly pour about 1/4 cup of the hot liquid into the egg yolks while whisking to temper them. Gently pour the egg yolk mixture into the hot liquid in the pot while whisking.

  4. Continue to whisk and simmer the gravy liquid. Whisk in the coconut oil or butter and stir until smooth. You can continue to simmer. Butter tends to thicken the gravy better than coconut oil, but the gravy will thicken more as it cools with the coconut oil.

Recipe Notes

If the gravy is not as thick as you’d like, you can add in a little glucomannan, gelatin, coconut flour, or xanthan gum to get the right consistency.

For a lower-carb gravy, the onion can be left out, but another thickener like gelatin will likely need to be used or the liquid may be too thin.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Gravy Recipe for Roasted Meats

Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp.)

Calories 79 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 46mg15%

Sodium 237mg10%

Potassium 19mg1%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Vitamin A 185IU4%

Vitamin C 0.7mg1%

Calcium 8mg1%

Iron 0.1mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

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