The BEST Paleo & Whole30 Gravy – you would never guess this was flour free, butter free, gluten free, grain free, dairy free! Just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes.
I am SO excited to be sharing this recipe with you!
Whole30 and paleo G R A V Y !!!
When I do Whole30 and eat paleo, I do a ton of roasted meat and vegetables for dinner. Whenever I roasted chicken or beef, I really missed gravy. It made the dinner even more comforting and delicious.
I knew to my usual gravy recipe wouldn’t work, since it used butter and flour. But I got to thinking, I bet I could adjust it and make it Whole30 and paleo friendly. After many, many trials, and quite a few errors, I’ve finally perfected the perfect gravy that is dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo and Whole30 friendly!
Rather than using butter, I used ghee. This is my favorite organic ghee, Trader Joe’s also has a good ghee that I’ve used in the past!
For the thickener, rather than using flour the best substitute I found was tapioca flour, also sometimes called tapioca starch, same thing. This is the tapioca flour I use and love. It is made from the starch extracted from the cassava plant, so 100% paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Arrowroot starch also works, but I don’t love using it for gravies since it loses it’s thickening abilities if it gets too hot or stays over heat for too long. But in a pinch, you can definitely use arrowroot starch, just cook the gravy over medium heat and try to prevent it from boiling.
Then, I add in whatever stock that compliments the dinner I am making. Chicken, beef or vegetable stock works. Broth too! If I can, I try to add in any natural meat drippings from what I’m making, like from roasted chicken or beef. It adds even more depth of flavor. I’ll supplement with organic boxed stock to reach the full amount I need.
Then I serve it warm over my meat and vegetables. The gravy is delicious! It tastes exactly like the regular gravy I used to make. I can barely tell the difference. Even Shawn loves it, the meat and potatoes king. And I love it oh so much because it is so healthy and guilt free!
- Heat a medium size sauce pan over medium heat.
- Melt the ghee. Once the ghee is completely melted, add in the tapioca flour and whisk vigorously until combined and there are no lumps. Cook for 30 seconds.
- While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened, whisking every few seconds.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm on top of meat and vegetables.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for 5 days.
Try this Paleo Gravy on these Paleo Dinners:
Paleo Pot Roast (the meat and vegetables featured in this post!)
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