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Not enough meat juices for gravy

post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone,

 

Hoping someone could help me with a problem! 

 

When we're serving a Sunday roast I want to make my own gravy using the meat juices but they don't seem to be able to stretch the whole service, I always run out!

 

I've added dry granules and some water to stretch it but the taste isn't meaty enough.

 

What do you add make your gravy go further?  I've heard about a Knorr product (Gravy Paste) but I haven't tried it, wondered if anyone else had tried the product and their thoughts?

 

I work in a pub so serving a good Sunday roast is very important to customers.

 

Look forward to responses :)

post #2 of 8

Beef base. The No MSG kind.

post #3 of 8

Deglaze the pan with wine.

post #4 of 8
How about you make a few liters of concentrated stock a couple days before and use it with your pan juice.
post #5 of 8

Exactly how much gray do you need to produce?

 

couple of suggestions.

 

add a good layer of mirepoix under the roast and if you can get it an extra layer of beef fat. Remove the roast and deglaze the veggies and pan.

 

Make demiglaze before you make your roast..... and that should do the trick nicely.

post #6 of 8

add stock to the pan 1/2 hour before finishing

 Use KNORR  OR   MINOR  AU JUS MIX IT IS VERY GOOD.

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Originally Posted by alescomil View Post
 

Hi everyone,

 

Hoping someone could help me with a problem! 

 

When we're serving a Sunday roast I want to make my own gravy using the meat juices but they don't seem to be able to stretch the whole service, I always run out!

 

I've added dry granules and some water to stretch it but the taste isn't meaty enough.

 

What do you add make your gravy go further?  I've heard about a Knorr product (Gravy Paste) but I haven't tried it, wondered if anyone else had tried the product and their thoughts?

 

I work in a pub so serving a good Sunday roast is very important to customers.

 

Look forward to responses :)

 

The easiest way to stretch a batch without diluting the meat flavor would be with a prepared demi-glace. Good quality ones can come frozen for a reasonable price. Just make your gravy the way you're currently doing it and add more thickener and liquid to account for the added demi-glace to make everything (flavor, thickness, salt) balance out.

 

For what it's worth could you please tell us exactly how you're making your gravy? The classic procedure basically goes:

Remove roast from pan, set aside to rest. Add mirepoix to pan, cook, add flour to make roux with rendered fat (suet,schmaltz, from whatever you cooked) from the roast. Add stock/water (boquet, sachet or other aromatics optional) and cook. Add juices from rested meat as well. Any trim or bones (gizzards, necks, beef chains etc.) also belong in a gravy.

post #8 of 8
Yeah second this or any similar variation. You should be able to achieve basically almost any amount of sauce this way.
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