Meatless Monday – Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy

Posted by Tara on Monday, August 29th, 2011

tomato gravy

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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5 Responses to “Meatless Monday – Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy”

  1. Pam Staffordon 29 Aug 2011 at 6:05 am 1

    Oh, this looks so good and is making me hungry!!!! When we move back, maybe you can teach me to cook or at least learn how to can.

  2. Carolina HeartStringson 29 Aug 2011 at 11:11 am 2

    Mmmm…. and I ALWAYS have bacon drippings on hand….

  3. Taraon 29 Aug 2011 at 11:40 am 3

    Thanks for always stopping by Pam. Can’t wait for you to move back here!

  4. Staceyon 29 Sep 2011 at 6:46 pm 4

    Hi! I came across your blog via something I saw on pinterest. After browsing a little while I found this recipe and was immediately excited to serve it with dinner tonight. I thought I was the only person out there besides my mom that keeps bacon grease in the fridge, glad to know there’s someone out there too. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Taraon 29 Sep 2011 at 9:37 pm 5

    So glad to meet you Stacey. We must be kindred sprits – saving bacon grease like it was gold or something. But is sure does the trick doesn’t it? Come back and visit soon!

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