Tomato Gravy

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

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Tomato Gravy

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Tomato Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat bacon grease in medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add flour and tomato paste and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture darkens slightly, about 1 minute.

  2. 2

    Slowly whisk in diced tomatoes, milk, and heavy cream. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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