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Bacon, Onion and

Mushroom Gravy

Bacon, Onion and Mushroom Gravy

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This savory gravy is a luscious blend of rich turkey broth (or chicken broth) infused with the delectable essence of  bacon, earthy mushrooms, and caramelized sautéed onions. The smoky, salty notes of the bacon harmonize with the tender umami of the mushrooms and the subtle sweetness of the onions, creating a mouthwatering symphony of flavors that dance on the taste buds. With its velvety smooth texture, this irresistible gravy is the perfect accompaniment to Roasted Poultry, Mashed Potatoes, or Beef adding a burst of savory delight to any meal.

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You Will Need

2 Cups Turkey Broth (or Chicken Broth)

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 Can Cream of Bacon Soup

2 Cans Mushrooms

1 Onion (diced)

1/2 Pound Bacon (cut into bite sized pieces)

1 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

4 TBSP Corn Starch (for thick gravy)

4 TBSP Water

2 TBSP Corn Starch (for thinner gravy)

2 TBSP water


  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select the "Sauté" function. add butter, onions, garlic add drain mushrooms, sauté until onions are translucent.

  2. Add broth, bacon, cream of bacon, cream of mushroom, salt, pepper, stir well until the soups are fully combined with the broth and vegetable mixture.

  3. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.

  4. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water to create a slurry. Stir until the cornstarch is fully dissolved in the water.

  5. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the Instant Pot, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. This will thicken the gravy to your desired consistency.

  6. If you find the gravy too thick, you can add a bit more broth to adjust the consistency.

Your delicious gravy is now ready to be served! Pour it over roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, or any other dish you prefer that needs gravy. Enjoy your meal!

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Gravy Tips and Tricks

  1. Use Pan Drippings:   If you're cooking meat like turkey, chicken, or beef, try to collect the pan drippings after cooking. Pan drippings are flavorful liquids that result from roasting or sautéing meat. They add depth and richness to your gravy.

  2. Start with a Roux (Optional): A roux is a mixture of equal parts flour and fat (such as butter or oil). It can serve as a great base for your gravy and add a rich flavor. Cook the roux on low to medium heat until it turns into a smooth paste before adding your liquid.

  3. Use Broth or Stock: If you don't have pan drippings, you can use prepared broth or stock as a base for your gravy. Opt for chicken, turkey, beef, or vegetable broth depending on the meat or dish you're serving.

  4. Avoid Lumps: To prevent lumps in your gravy, make a slurry by mixing flour or cornstarch with a small amount of water before adding it to the liquid. Stir the slurry until it's smooth and no lumps remain. Gradually add the slurry to the liquid while stirring constantly.

  5. Stir Constantly: Whether you're making a roux or adding a slurry, stirring constantly is crucial to avoid lumps and ensure a smooth consistency.

  6. Season Gradually: Start with a little seasoning and taste as you go. You can always add more salt, pepper, herbs, or other seasonings later if needed.

  7. Thicken to Your Liking: The thickness of gravy is a personal preference. If it's too thin, you can cook it a bit longer to thicken. If it's too thick, you can add more broth or stock to achieve the desired consistency.

  8. Strain (Optional): If you want a smoother texture, strain your gravy through a fine-mesh sieve or strainer to remove any remaining lumps or solid particles.

  9. Add Flavors: Gravy is an excellent canvas for adding additional flavors. You can experiment with herbs, spices, wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or even a splash of cream to customize the taste to your liking.

  10. Practice and Adjust: Gravy-making improves with practice. Don't be discouraged if your first attempt isn't perfect. Adjust the recipe and method as you go and soon you'll become more confident in your gravy-making skills.

  11. Serve Immediately: Gravy is best served immediately while it's hot and fresh. If you need to reheat leftover gravy, do it gently over low heat, and you may need to add a splash of broth or water to thin it out.

Remember, making gravy is a skill that develops over time, so be patient with yourself. As you become more comfortable, you can experiment with different ingredients and techniques to create your signature gravy that complements your favorite dishes perfectly. Happy cooking!

Gravy-making can seem intimidating for beginners, but with a few tips and tricks, you can easily master this essential kitchen skill. Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your gravy-making journey:

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