02 March 2018

Brown Gravy Mix Recipe Gluten Free, No Flour

I got an Instant Pot for Christmas, so I use a lot of broth and gravy.  Pressure cookers need a lot of moisture to work, so you have to add water or broth.  I made my own chicken stock because I use it in so many recipes, but I don't generally make beef stock.

I have a lot of recipes that call for brown gravy mix packets, but I don't like using premade mixes.  They are full of preservatives, extra salt, extra sugar, and starches.

This brown gravy mix recipe uses real ingredients without flour, sugar, or preservatives.  It tastes so much better than the store bought stuff, and it's a lot cheaper.  


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I prefer arrowroot powder because it's gluten free.  No one in my family is gluten free, but close friends of ours are.  I can easily use this in recipes so they can eat the same food that we do.

If you don't mind the gluten, feel free to use the same amount of flour.

If you do use arrowroot, know that it doesn't work well with dairy.  If you use brown gravy mix packets with sour cream or milk, it can get slimy.  It won't affect the taste, and it will still be fine to eat, but the texture might be off.  



  • 1 cup arrowroot powder
  • 4 tablespoon beef granules
  • 4 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper



Combine all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar.


Stir well.  You can also blend in a bullet style blender, but I don't bother.  It works just as well without this step.


Store in an airtight container for several weeks.


To make gravy, add 1/4 cup of this mix to 1 cup of water.  Heat over medium heat while you whisk to remove lumps.  When it's smooth, add another cup of water.

If you want to use it in place of a packet of gravy, use 1/4 cup for each packet.

I use this mix most often with roast beef.  In the slow cooker, I add a packet of brown gravy with Italian dressing and ranch dressing.  I also use it with onion soup mix.  

Of course, you can also use it to just make gravy or a base for soup.  We just aren't big on gravy, so I don't do this often.  

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Brown Gravy Mix Recipe
This brown gravy mix recipe is gluten free.
  • 1 cup arrowroot powder
  • 4 tablespoons beef granules
  • 4 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl and mix well.2. To make gravy, combine 1/4 cup mix with 1 cup water. Whisk while heating over medium heat. Add another cup of water when smooth.3. Use 1/4 cup dry mix to substitute for a pack of gravy mix.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 cups

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.