A simple blend of pork drippings, cornstarch, butter, seasonings, and our favorite optional touch, Worcestershire sauce, make up this easy recipe. It will surely be your new go-to side dish recipe for your favorite pork recipes, or even on top of side dishes like these fried potatoes and onions.
Making a gravy recipe may sound difficult but we like to keep things simple and easy around here, without sacrificing the flavor. Our white gravy recipe is not only easy but it’s delicious served on so many breakfast dishes and dinner dishes, as well.
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It uses simple ingredients: With only a few simple ingredients, you more than likely have the ingredients that you need to make this easy gravy.
- The flavor: Although the Worcestershire sauce is optional, it adds a kick of flavor that’s absolutely delicious. See below which brand we recommend for the best outcome, for the best gravy.
- Ready in only 12 minutes: With such a quick cooking time, you’ll have homemade gravy to top your mashed potatoes and pork recipe, in no time!
🧾 Ingredients Needed
We’ve provided a couple of ingredients below for this savory pork gravy with some relevant notes. Aside from this, the ingredients needed are pretty basic, like simple seasonings.
- Pork Roast Drippings – These are the juices that are left after cooking pork. Typically, you’ll find these juices in the bottom after baking a cut of pork. (However, when we fry pork, we will use the pan drippings from that and make this fried pork gravy.)
- Worcestershire sauce – This is optional, but I love the flavor it brings. We highly recommend using Lea & Perrines brand because it has the best flavor and provides a rich gravy.
Broth – If you’ve found that you don’t have beef broth, you can use chicken broth instead. Or, pork stock, or vegetable broth will work as well.
👩🏻🍳 How to Make Pork Gravy
Just a few simple steps to make this easy pork gravy, the best way!
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients list & instructions!*
- STEP 1. Mix the ingredients. Place the roast drippings, cornstarch, butter, salt, pepper, broth, and Worcestershire sauce into a medium saucepan and whisk together. It’s okay if it’s not mixed well, the ingredients will melt and mix together when placed on heat (Image 1).
- STEP 2. Cook over medium-low heat to melt the butter until it melts, stir continuously. This should take about 5 minutes (Image 2).
- STEP 3. Thicken. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer over medium heat and cook while stirring until it becomes a creamy gravy, which is about 2 minutes (Image 3).
Tip: Using a whisk to help blend the cornstarch seems to work better than using a spoon.
📋 Recipe FAQs
Pork drippings, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, broth, butter and a few seasonings, make a delicious pork gravy.
Pork roast gravy, made out of pork drippings goes well with pork. However, you can also serve other sauces with pork, like teriyaki sauce.
Using fats like butter and drippings, while cooking it slow and low, while watching it and stirring it often, can result in a good flavorful pork gravy recipe.
Pork roast dripping varies in consistency depending on how your pork was cooked and the ingredients used to prepare it. This can significantly affect the thickness of the gravy. You can add more cornstarch while stirring until the desired consistency is reached. Don’t overdo the cornstarch though, it gets thick pretty quick!
✅ What to Serve Pork Gravy With:
This beautiful gravy goes perfect over a boneless pork loin roast, baked pork steaks, boneless or bone-in pork chops, mashed potatoes or baby potatoes.
- To store. Once the gravy has cooled completely, seal it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To reheat. Allow the gravy to thaw in the fridge (if applicable) before heating it over medium-low heat on the stovetop, whisking occasionally. Feel free to add a little extra stock or water to loosen it up.
- Can you freeze gravy? You can. Follow the recipe from start to finish, seal the gravy in a freezer-safe airtight container, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw in the fridge before reheating on the stovetop over medium-low heat.
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- 1 cup pork roast drippings
- 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Mix the ingredients. Place the roast drippings, cornstarch, butter, salt, pepper, broth, and Worcestershire sauce into a medium saucepan and whisk together. It's ok if it's not mixed well, the ingredients will melt and mix together when placed on heat.
- Cook over medium-low heat until the butter melts, stir continuously. This should take about 5 minutes.
- Thicken. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer over medium heat and cook while stirring until the gravy thickens to your liking. About 2 minutes.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.