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Ready prepared Gravy

hanc Mar 21, 2007 06:09 AM

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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    Helen RE: hanc Mar 21, 2007 06:48 AM

    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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      TonyO RE: Helen Mar 21, 2007 06:52 AM

      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).

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      acd123 RE: hanc Mar 21, 2007 07:23 AM

      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.

      1. red dragon RE: hanc Mar 21, 2007 01:38 PM


        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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          MargieEv RE: red dragon Aug 31, 2010 02:17 PM

          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

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            TorontoJo RE: MargieEv Aug 31, 2010 03:10 PM

            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

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              JamieK RE: TorontoJo Aug 31, 2010 03:43 PM

              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.

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