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Southern Onion Gravy (Homemade Gravy Recipe)

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: southern


Southern Onion Gravy pairs perfectly with roasted chicken, hamburger steak, pork chops, or spooned over mashed potatoes!


  • 4 TBS Butter (divided)
  • 1 large Vidalia Onion or Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 2 cups Beef Broth (divided)
  • 2 TBS Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce


  1. In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in your sliced sweet onion and saute until soft and slightly caramelized.
  3. Pour one cup of beef broth, and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Remove the onions and beef broth to a small bowl, and set aside.
  4. To the pan, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour over the top, and create a roux by whisking together and cooking for 2 minutes.
  6. To the roux, pour in the remaining one cup of beef broth, and whisk until thick and creamy.
  7. Add the cooked onions and extra broth back into the gravy.
  8. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce.
  9. Whisk around until combined, then serve!

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