This Easy Pork Gravy is homemade with Pork Drippings and only takes 10 minutes to make! It's thick, creamy and perfect over pork chops, pork tenderloin, or pork roast.
When it comes to meat, it's not top on my list, but it moves up the rankings really quick when you pour gravy over it.
This homemade gravy is made from pork drippings and is really creamy, thick and delicious. For an easy way to gather pork drippings, make this gravy from my dutch oven pork tenderloin.
If you're big on gravy, check out my beef gravy recipe in this baked beef short rib recipe.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's so easy to make in less than 10 minutes
- Minimal ingredients needed
- It makes pork taste so much better
- This recipe only uses one pan.
Pork Drippings- The most important part of this pork roast gravy is having the drippings from the pork roast. My pork tenderloin recipe cooks in less than an hour and gives you the pan drippings you need for this recipe. Any pork roast or tenderloin should get you enough drippings. If you are short by a little bit, just substitute it with chicken stock.
Butter and flour- Combine to create a roux to thicken the stock and pork drippings into a gravy.
Chicken Stock- Used to flavor the gravy and create the best consistency. I used chicken stock versus beef because of the whiter color of the pork. However, technically pork is considered a red meat over white meat.
Salt and pepper- Added for a classic seasoning and taste.
Substitutions and Variations:
- If you want to use beef stock instead of chicken stock, that would be fine. Just add a little less salt or make sure to taste before adding because beef stock is on the saltier side. This will also result in a darker brown gravy.
- Have a little less than ½ cup pork drippings? Add in a bit more chicken stock to make up for it.
- Prefer cornstarch versus flour for gravy? Add in a teaspoon at a time until thickened, but be sure to mix it with some of the gravy in a separate bowl and whisk to combine before adding to the gravy. Do NOT add the cornstarch powder directly into the pan or you will end up with white chunks in the gravy.
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
How to Make Pork Gravy:
Step 1: Melt butter in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium low heat. Sprinkle in the flour and stir together until combined. Continue to cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 2: Slowly pour in the pork drippings and stir to combine.
Step 3: Pour in chicken stock and stir. Turn heat down to low and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 4: Serve the gravy hot and enjoy!
Expert Tips for Pork Roast Gravy:
- This recipe requires constant stirring. I suggest using a wooden spoon to avoid scratching your pan.
- Serve the gravy hot to avoid the thick layer of fat you get on top of gravy when it cools. You can allow it to cook on low in the skillet until serving, just make sure to stir it occasionally and you can always add a splash of chicken stock in, if you need it.
I prefer to use Chicken stock to keep the color closer to the pork, like a chicken gravy. However, beef stock will be delicious too, especially if you prefer a saltier, darker brown gravy. Use stock over broth for a richer flavor profile.
Pork gravy, or really any gravy, is made from the drippings from the meat, in this case pork, and is combined with stock, butter, flour and salt and pepper.
Pork gravy is used with pork drippings and will usually have a lighter color and brown gravy is generally made from beef drippings and will be darker in color.
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