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    This recipe makes about 3 cups of gravy.


    • 1 Tsp. oil
    • 1 cup small diced onion
    • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
    • 1 strip bacon, chopped
    • 1 Tsp. paprika
    • ½ cup red wine
    • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
    • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
    • 2 Tbsp. corn starch, mixed with 2 Tbsp. cold water
    • 2 Tbsp. butter
    • Drippings


    • Heat oil in a 4-quart sauce pot and add onion, garlic and chopped bacon. Cook over medium-heat for 7 to 10 minutes.
    • Stir in the paprika and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
    • Deglaze with the red wine and simmer until reduced.
    • Add in the 2 cups of broth and maple syrup and return to a simmer.
    • Mix the corn starch with the cold water and, while stirring the gravy, pour in the corn starch mixture to thicken.
    • Taste and adjust seasonings with salt.
    • Stir in butter and puree with an emersion blender for smooth gravy, or leave chunky. The day of, add any drippings