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Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Gravy

This Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Gravy is the perfect addition to your proteins and veggies, packed with tons of flavor and umami!

Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Gravy

One of the condiments I miss most when dining out is a rich savory brown gravy. I love it on turkey, I love it on beef. I love it on rice, veggies, you name it. There is just something about a good gravy that other condiments cannot even come close to touching. 

Gluten Free Caramlized Onion Gravy

Making gravy without gluten is not difficult thanks to cassava flour [1], but getting that rich flavor is often more challenging without aids like msg and other flavor enhancers that restaurants use for quick fixes. The good news is, with a little love and old fashioned slow cooking, getting that rich flavor infused into your gravy is pretty darn easy to accomplish. 

Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Gravy

I believe there are 3 things that make this gravy bold and robust, which are:

  1. A slow cooked beef broth that’s made 1st by roasting bones, then slow cooking for 24 hours [2]. Alternatively you can pressure cook the broth in the Instant Pot [3], (recipe can be found HERE [4]) or turn to a high quality store bought brand like THIS [5] one or THIS [6] one. 
  2. The 2nd must have for this caramelized onion gravy, is slow cooked onions with a good amount of fat, like ghee. Cooking them low and slow in a skillet until they caramelize really brings out that magical flavor. 
  3. Seasoning! It doesn’t take a ton of sea salt or garlic, but I find both are needed to really awaken the flavor profile. And of course, if you don’t have NomNom Paleo’s Magic Mushroom Powder [7], that is a MUST MUST!

Ok, let’s make some gravy shall we?

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Gluten Free Caramelized Onion Gravy

  • Author: Jennifer Robins


  • 2 Vidalia onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup ghee or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple or coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 cups bone broth (see above for best options)
  • 2 tablespoons cassava flour [1]
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt or Nom Nom Paleo’s Magic Mushroom Powder to taste


  1. Place the ghee and sliced onions in a skillet heated on low heat
  2. Cook the onions, shifting them occasionally, for a total of around 25-30 minutes, adding in the sugar and a pinch of salt after about 10 minutes
  3. By the end of half an hour, the onions should be browned and very tender
  4. Now pour in the beef broth and coconut aminos, reserving 1/4 cup of the broth to make a slurry. Stir to combine
  5. To make your slurry, add the 2 tablespoons of cassava flour to the reserved broth and stir well
  6. Add the slurry to the skillet, stir well, and turn the heat up to medium/high until the gravy starts to simmer and thicken (just a few minutes)
  7. Add the garlic powder and salt to taste and remove from heat once the desired thickness and texture are reached
  8. Serve on meatloaf, poultry, over rice or roasted vegetables

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