Would you like a healthy alternative to the standard fattening gravy!
Purchase your favorite dried beans. I use dried white beans for the color.
Clean the beans as instructed on the package.
Sauté your favorite diced veggies (onion, celery, carrot, leak, parsnip, garlic) in olive oil. Add your favorite dried or fresh herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaf). Add dried beans. Add 2 cups of your favorite white wine. Add water to cover. Remove bay leaf if you used one.
Simmer until beans are fully cooked. This could take 1-2 hours. Follow package instructions.
Let cool for 30 minutes.
Put in a blender and puree.
You can now store 1-2 cup of puree in freezer bags. Mark and date each bag and freeze.
The next time you need gravy, use this as your base.
Thaw. Place in pot and add your favorite vegetable, beef or chicken stock (depending on what type of gravy you need) stirring until you achieve your desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
No one will be able to tell that the gravy is actually beans and veggies. Little fat and so much healthier.