Master Mix: Beef or Chicken Gravy Mix

Find yourself buying those packets of gravy mix at the store?  They are handy for making gravy super fast on a busy night, but you should never buy them again! You have the ingredients already to make your own mix!
Take 5 minutes to make a large bulk batch and store in your refrigerator.

You can control the ingredients and save money.  Play around with your seasonings, but I'll list some to get you started.

Beef or Chicken Gravy Master Mix
makes about 2 2/3 cups mix.

1 1/3 cups instant nonfat milk powder
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons (or 9 cubes) of beef or chicken bouillon granules
1/2 cup butter or margarine
sage, thyme onion powder, pepper (read quantities for each below).

To make master mix:
Combine powdered milk, flour, boullion, and the following seasonings in a bowl and whisk together:

1/8 tsp. ground thyme
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. sage

1/4 tsp. sage
1/8 tsp. thyme
1/8 tsp. pepper

In a food processor combine butter or margarine with dry ingredients until well blended.  store in a container with tight fitting lid. Label and date contents. and tape directions below to container. Store in refrigerator. use within 6 weeks.

To make Gravy:
makes 1 cup:
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup gravy mix

Pour water in a saucepan.  Use a whisk to stir in gravy mix. Stir constantly over medium heat until gravy is smooth and slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes.

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