Rich Vegan Gravy

Recipe by Courtesy of BOSHCourse: SidesCuisine: ChristmasDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 small red onions

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp cornflour

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 tsp marmite

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

  • 300ml red wine

  • 350ml vegetable stock

  • 350ml water

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and finely slice the red onion.
  • Peel and grate the garlic.
  • Prepare the stock.
  • Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and a small pinch of salt to the pan and stir for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Combine the cornflour with 2 tbsp water in a cup and stir to make a slurry.
  • Add the slurry to the pan along with the tomato puree, marmite and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  • Add the red wine to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes to reduce.
  • Add the vegetable stock to the pan, stir, increase the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally to prevent catching.
  • Taste the gravy, season to perfection with salt and pepper and set the pan to one side (if you prefer a smooth gravy, sieve and catch the onions).