Vegan Christmas Recipes Episode 7: A Great Vegan Gravy

For the whole Vegan Christmas Recipe list, click here 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

How many days before Christmas can this be prepared/made: 3 days

Here is a nice, rich gravy that will perfectly suit the stuffed seitan recipe from episode 1. Make no mistake about it though, this gravy is good any time of the year and will compliment any dish usually served with gravy. I make this regularly for good old bangers and mash – vegan bangers, of course!


Serves 6 – 8


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots, washed and roughly chopped (don’t bother peeling)
  • 1 ½ onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 large glass red wine
  • 2 teaspoons marmite/vegemite
  • 1 teaspoon jam (I used raspberry)
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small batch parsley
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


Cook it:

  1. Heat the oil in your largest saucepan/casserole dish/stock pot over a low/medium heat
  2. Add your roughly chopped veg (don’t chop too small) and fry on a really low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring regularly
  3. Add the tomato paste, and stir to combine
  4. Add the flour and stir. The veg will go really gloopy and stick to the bottom of the pan, so we need to deglaze……
  5. Add the red wine and turn the heat up to medium, scrape all the goodness from the bottom of the pan and keep doing so until nearly all the wine has evaporated
  6. Add everything else, minus the salt and pepper. Stir regularly for about 10 – 15 minutes until the gravy has really thickened
  7. Season with salt and pepper and  taste a bit to make sure it tastes perfect
  8. If so, pass through a sieve into a large container/bowl making sure you really scrape all the flavour out of the remaining veg
  9. Serve and get it into ya!

Recommended Tunes:

Christmas “The Collection”

Time to stop being a miserable git. It’s Christmas. Carols are not my thing but Christmas songs are excellent! Ha

This album won’t change for the duration of this series. I mean, why the hell would it?????

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

The link isn’t working. Please use the spotify link from my Seitan recipe

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