Luscious Mushroom Gravy

This quick and simple Luscious Mushroom Gravy can easily be subbed for meat-based gravy to go with all your favorite comfort foods. Ladle it liberally over stuffing, (nut) roasts, biscuits, mashed potatoes, and onto anything else your gravy-loving heart desires. It’s particularly delicious on The Best No-Meatloaf, the perfect main for all your cozy winter festivities.

Luscious Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients:
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 8 oz white button or cremini mushrooms, cleaned
  • 7 shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t vegetable stock base or 1 veggie bouillon cube
  • 1 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t dried rosemary
  • 5 leaves fresh sage
  • 1-2 T nutritional yeast
  • 2 T cream sherry (regular sherry works as well)
  • 3 T soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 T potato starch
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Begin by finely chopping your onion and mincing your garlic. Chop the button and shiitake mushrooms into small pieces.

Heat the oil in a large pan on medium heat and when it’s hot add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the onion is translucent, beginning to carmelize, and sticking to the bottom. Add all the mushrooms with a pinch of salt and mix well. Cover the pan and let this saute for 5 minutes until the mushrooms have released their liquid and are cooked through.

Once the mushrooms are cooked, add the stock cube along with 2 cups of water, the herbs, nutritional yeast, sherry and soy sauce. Mix everything together. Then turn the heat up and let the mixture come to a boil. Let boil for a few minutes while you whisk the starch and milk together in a small bowl until there are no lumps.

Then add the milk/starch mixture to the gravy in a slow stream while stirring continuously. The gravy will start to thicken up right away. Cover the pan and lower the heat to medium-low. Let the gravy cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then remove the top and allow it to cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes until the gravy is thickened to your preference. Add a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add salt as needed.

Serve this deliciously satisfying gravy over my no-meatloaf with lots of colorful sides for a perfect meatless Thanksgiving.

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