Low-Fat Country Gravy

This gravy can be served with sautéed pork chops or chicken breasts. It's also excellent served with biscuits.

Yields 1½ cups sauce; serving size 3 tablespoons

Calories: 27.34

Fat: 0.45 grams

Saturated Fat: 0.14 grams

Cholesterol: 0.69 mg

Sodium: 270.94 mg

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon low-sodium dried onion soup mix

2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee

¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup Basic Low-Fat White Sauce (page 278)

1 to 2 tablespoons skim milk

  • In a small saucepan, combine Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, coffee, thyme leaves, and garlic; bring to a simmer over high heat.

  • Reduce heat to low and stir in white sauce and 1 tablespoon skim milk. Cook and stir until sauce is thick and onions and garlic are tender, adding more milk if necessary, until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Coffee as Flavoring

Coffee is the traditional flavoring in red-eye gravy, usually made with the drippings from a cooked ham. It adds flavor and color to this low-fat gravy recipe. For this recipe or any other cooking or baking recipe, you can brew it fresh, use leftover coffee, or make instant coffee according to the package directions.

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