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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
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