Vegan Mushroom Gravy is a delightful addition to any meal, transforming even the simplest dishes into savory delights. Made with earthy cremini mushrooms and a rich blend of seasonings, this gravy is a must-try for vegans and non-vegans alike. In this article, we’ll guide you through creating the perfect plant-based Mushroom Gravy, and we’ll also provide insights into the ingredients, tools, tips, and tricks to ensure your gravy turns out perfectly every time.
Ingredients & Substitutions
To create this delectable Vegan Mushroom Gravy, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Cremini mushrooms, sliced
- Dried thyme (or fresh thyme)
- Vegetable broth (beefless broth is recommended)
- Vegan butter
- Poultry seasoning
- Onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste (adjust based on broth saltiness)
- All-purpose flour
- Dark soy sauce
- If you can’t find cremini mushrooms, white mushrooms make a great substitute.
- You can use regular soy sauce if dark soy sauce is not available.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- A medium-sized pan
- A stove or cooktop
How To Make This Recipe
Follow these steps to make your Vegan Mushroom Gravy:
Add the sliced mushrooms to a pan on medium heat and cook for 6-8 minutes or until they are soft, and the liquid has evaporated.
Add thyme and vegan butter to the pan and allow the butter to melt. Then add the flour and seasonings, mixing for 1 minute.
Pour in your vegetable broth and dark soy sauce. Continue whisking and simmer for about 5 minutes until the gravy thickens.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve, and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
- Ensure the mushrooms are cooked until they release their liquid, as this intensifies their flavor.
- Whisk continuously while adding the broth to avoid lumps in the gravy.
- Taste the gravy before adding salt, as the broth may already contain enough salt.
FAQ: Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Absolutely! White mushrooms are a great alternative.
Regular soy sauce is a suitable replacement.
You can store it in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
This recipe contains flour, but you can use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.
Vegan Mushroom Gravy
- 227g cremini mushrooms, sliced (8oz, standard small pack mushrooms)
- ½ tsp dried thyme (or 1-2 sprigs fresh)
- 2 cups veg broth (beefless broth is my favourite for this recipe)
- 2-3 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- ½ tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste (I didn't need any salt as my broth was already salted)
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- Add the sliced mushrooms into a pan on medium heat, and cook or 6-8 mins or until their soft and the liquid has evaporated.
- Add in thyme and vegan butter and allow it to melt. Then add in flour, and seasonings and mix for 1 min.
- Next, add in your veg broth and dark soy sauce. Keep whisking, and simmer for about 5 mins until the gravy has thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper. Serve, and enjoy!
Vegan Mushroom Gravy is a delicious, plant-based option that adds depth and flavor to your meals. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy this vegan delight in no time. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to try something new, this recipe is sure to impress.