Low Fat

Better Beef Gravy

Creamy Chicken

Creamy Chicken Gravy

This low-fat version of chicken gravy is sure to please. Try it over baked, or boiled chicken, or turkey.

1 Tablespoon drippings
from chicken or turkey

1/4 cup finely chopped
onion and celerey

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons
all-purpose flour
2 cup chicken stock or broth

1/4 cup skim milk

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 bay leaf

In a medium-size pan, heat the drippings over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes or until they are soft.

Turn the heat down, stir in the flour and cook, for 3 minutes more or it's golden and bubbling

Stir in the chicken stock and bay leaf, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the ehat and simmer. Stir occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Add the milk, salt, and pepper and simmer for about 2 minutes or untiil heated through.

Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Makes 2 2/3 cups.

In 1/3 cup:
2g Total Fat
34 Calories
2g Carbohydrate
1 g Saturated Fat
107 mg Sodium

Better Beef Gravy

You won't believe that
this gravy is low in fat and calories.

1 Tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons each
finely chopped carrot,
celery, and yellow onion

1 small bay leaf

2 Tablespoons all-
purpose flour
2 teaspoons tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme,

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups beef broth

In a medium-size pan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the carrot, celery, and onion and cook. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Lower the heat, add the flour, and cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Stir in the stock, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a biol, stirring until smooth and thickened. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the salt and pepper.

Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Per 1/4 cup:
2 g Total Fat
35 Calories
3 g Carbohydrate
1 g Saturated Fat
170 mg Sodium