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Easy Onion Gravy

gluten free
wheat free
2 spoon difficulty rating

20 minutes

Serves: 4

Easy Onion Gravy



A classic, simple gravy that works. Our picture depicts a version made with red wine or port. Other versions will be lighter brown in colour and still delicious.






  • 2 medium red or white onions
  • 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary or ½ tsp dried
  • 350ml/1½ cups vegan stock
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 level tsp dark brown sugar
  • Salt (add last as the stock may be salty) and black pepper

Optional extras

  • A handful of dried mushrooms soaked in the stock then blended
  • For a thicker gravy, mix in 1 tbsp arrowroot with the soya sauce and a splash of water to make a paste

Chopping board and knife; measuring spoons; measuring jug or cups; saucepan and cooking spoon; stick blender or similar


  1. Peel the onions and cut into thin wedges – or blitz in a food processor.
  2. Heat the oil in the saucepan and sauté the onions over a gentle heat. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes until soft and starting to caramelise.
  3. Add the rosemary, stock, soya sauce and brown sugar. Add any options from the list now.
  4. Simmer the gravy for a further 5-7 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

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