Posted by Tara on Monday, August 29th, 2011
I can’t believe its Monday again which means here at Taracooks.com its time for another Meatless Monday post. Today’s feature is Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy. The recipe is simple and quick and the gravy can be served over hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, or even some meatloaf! I used garden fresh tomatoes and pureed them right before pouring the tomatoes in the skillet. However canned tomatoes would work just as well I am sure. And don’t be afraid of the bacon drippings in this recipe. It really is the key ingredient – other than the tomatoes.
- 1/4 cup bacon drippings
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
- 4 Tablespoons plain flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper (or more to taste)
- 4 cups crushed tomatoes (fresh or canned)
In a large iron skillet, heat the bacon drippings over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and saute a minute or two until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add the flour and salt, and pepper, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until flour just begins to lightly brown. Slowly pour in the crushed or pureed tomatoes while continuing to whisk. Stir frequently as mixture heats to a low boil. Let gravy bubble for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, meatloaf or even noodles and serve right away. Prepare for lots of lip smackin’!
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