A Simple Onion Gravy

I recently made a vegan bangers and mash recipe and needed a really simple, easy onion gravy to go with it. It came out so well, I thought I would photograph it and chuck the recipe up here as a bonus.

It is seriously easy, the only thing I really have to add is the longer you cook the onions, the better it will be. I have said cook them for 25 minutes but if you can do 40, even better! Just remember to keep the heat as low as you can.

I am going to be adding a much more complex all round gravy soon. Amazing, but not as simple. Keep an eye out for that.

Serves 4 (swimming in gravy) or 6 as a normal amount


  • 1 large onion or 2 small onions, sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small glass red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons flour (gluten free if you prefer)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Cook it:

  1. Heat some oil in a sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Add the onions and give everything a stir. Make sure all onions are covered in oil
  3. Lower the heat to the lowest it can go, cover and leave to fry for 25 minutes, minimum, stirring regularly
  4. If adding wine, do that at this now. Turn heat to high and boil until it has nearly all disappeared
  5. If not, turn the heat to high, add the balsamic vinegar, stir and let it cook down a bit
  6. Add the flour and give everything a stir
  7. Pour in the stock, bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and leave to cook until it thickens to a good gravy consistency. This could take anything from 10 to 20 minutes

Recommended Tunes:

Paul Weller - Wild Wood

Paul Weller “Wild Wood”

This is fairly relaxed recipe, one that you do a bit of work and then do nothing for a while, a bit of work and then nothing for a while. Therefore, you need a good album that is relaxing in parts and upbeat in parts. You will also, if using wine, have pretty much a whole bottle left, so pour yourself a drink and enjoy a near perfect classic album.

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!

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