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Mar 21, 2007 06:09 AM

Ready prepared Gravy

Does anyone know of a good ready prepared gravy. It's not always easy to make gravy out of beef dripping especially if you are making meatloaf. I've tried the dry packaged and canned and they were a disappointment.

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  1. Knorr Demi-Glace is the very best, not ready prepared but doesn't take any longer than three minutes. I always add some red wine or port.

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    1. re: Helen

      Also not a gravy so to speak, but Willams-Sonoma Veal Demi-Glace makes excellent sauces. It is expensive (I think $29 for about 16 oz) but you can make several sauces from a bottle (very concentrated). Also, you can find it on sale at certain times (especially of the code is short).

    2. Places like Cumbrae's and Healthy Butcher have some really good prepared and frozen sauces. Homemade is always much better than powder or canned sauces.


        Knorr demi-glace is the best packaged gravy I've ever tried, but it has MSG, so be careful. In a pinch, it's the only one I would eat.

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        1. re: red dragon

          I am ressurecting this post as I am in need of a good store bought gravy for a meatloaf dinner I am having for friends. I am within walking distance of Cumbrae's and thought I would check there. Can look for Knorr demi-glace. Any thoughts?

          481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

          1. re: MargieEv

            Summerhill Market has a decent-to-good gravy at Thanksgiving, but I imagine they carry it year round? I found I needed to tweak it a bit to get the deep umami thing going, but a little salt, pepper and splash of soy sauce made it very good.

            Summerhill Market
            446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

            1. re: TorontoJo

              Bruno's also has a jarred gravy around the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods and I prefer it to Summerhill's, which was surprisingly disappointing considering so many other things are good there.