Try this easy vegan gravy recipe for your upcoming holiday meals

Easy vegan gravy recipe

Are you hosting for the holidays but missing an easy vegan gravy recipe for your vegan Thanksgiving or vegan Christmas meal? Well, you are in luck, because I am sharing with you my boyfriend’s amazingly simple and wonderfully tasty vegan red wine gravy recipe.

This easy vegan gravy recipe is completely oil free!

If you’ve had meat-based gravy in the past, you probably remember that it would be made from meat drippings, with sometimes added butter and oil. Sorry for the grim picture. But what if I were to say that you could have your gravy and eat it too?

This simple vegan gravy does not contain any oil, but is still packed full of flavor. It will easily complement dishes such as:

  • our best homemade seitan recipe
  • a Tofurky veggie roast
  • french fries
  • mashed potatoes (yum!)
  • vegan sausage
  • vegan burgers
  • and many, many more…

The secret to this easy vegan gravy recipe is in the bag…

So how is a gravy tasty and oil-free? What if I told you that the secret was in using tea to flavor and color the liquid? Stay with me here, yes, I said tea, as in you’ll steep tea in the gravy along with the spices and herbs that will give it its rich taste! You could use bulk tea leaves when preparing the gravy, but I would strongly recommend using a tea bag, as you’ll want to remove the tea in the final steps of the recipe, while keeping the herbs in. We’ve been very successful in making vegan gravy with Earl Grey black tea, or even English Breakfast.

The complete recipe and ingredients are listed below, but see for yourself how easy it is to make this easy vegan gravy by watching our latest video:

Don’t have anything pretty to serve your vegan gravy?

A gravy boats is a great addition to your holiday table. What I didn’t know is that they now come with mechanisms to keep the gravy warm, a great way to avoid pouring congealed gravy on your seitan! Don’t think you’d use a gravy boat very often? Why not also use it to serve your salad dressing? Simply leave a small whisk in there, as the oil and other ingredients will separate over time, and folks around the table can add as much or as little salad dressing as they want. I’m always in favor of not dressing a salad for others!

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Easy vegan gravy recipe
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan Basics
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
cup of gravy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tea bag (use any black tea, such as Earl Grey)
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried herbs (each, to taste: basil, parsley, sage, coriander)
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan Basics
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
cup of gravy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tea bag (use any black tea, such as Earl Grey)
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch dried herbs (each, to taste: basil, parsley, sage, coriander)
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
Instructions
  1. Combine one cup of water, the red wine and soy sauce in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring the liquid to a soft boil.
  3. Add the tea bag, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and dried herbs.
  4. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and use a spoon to retrieve the tea bag.
  6. Mix the corn starch with 1 Tbsp of cold water in a small bowl, making sure to break any lumps.
  7. Using a whisk or a spoon, mix the gravy while pouring the corn starch solution into the saucepan.
  8. Continue mixing until you have achieved the correct thickness. If the gravy is too thin, mix additional corn starch with cold water and continue adding to the gravy.
Recipe Notes

This recipe does not reheat very well, so avoid the temptation to make a big batch ahead of time.

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