This turkey gravy recipe is smooth, satisfying, and so delicious, you might be tempted to savor it off the spoon!
Author:Erika at Livingwellmom.com
½ tsp Garlic Powder (or ½ clove fresh)
½ Tsp Thyme (or 2 sprigs fresh)
1 tsp Seasoning Salt
1 tsp Poultry seasoning
½ tsp Pepper
4 Tbsp. butter
1 Turkey Heart
1 Turkey Giblet
¼ Onion chopped
1 Carrot Chopped
4 C Chicken Stock
3 Tbsp Flour*
Mix the spices together in a bowl.
Melt 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook over medium-low heat until the onions are translucent.
While the onions saute, chop the turkey neck into 3 or 4 pieces. Cut up the heart and other giblets into small pieces.
Season the giblets with the spices blend, then add to the sauce pan to sauté.
When pieces are browned, add the chicken stock and carrot. Turn to a medium simmer and let cook for 30 – 45 minutes. When time is up, strain the solids from the broth, and set broth aside. Discard the solids.
In the saucepan, add 3 tbsp. butter and 3 tbsps. flour. Let the mixture melt together and begin to cook. You want the flour mixture to brown slightly.
Add the stock back to the flour mixture in small ½ cup amounts and keep stirring. Stock will thicken in the pot as you stir.
When all the broth is added to the pot, adjust your seasonings. Add more seasonings if you wish. If you didn’t get much drippings from the turkey, add even the browned bits from the bottom of the pan – add a bit of water to loosen from the floor of the pan. This is excellent flavor!
Add the drippings and continue to stir until the gravy is nice and smooth and thick. Enjoy!
*Note: if gluten free, use a gluten free flour like King Arthur’s.