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    Default What to do with leftover brown gravy?

    I am the Wednesday night cook at our church and one of the perks of the job is that I get to bring home any leftovers they may have. Last night all that was left was a large margarine sized bowl of brown gravy. I brought it home because I figured I could do something with it but I'm at a loss. There is too much just to use for mashed potatoes or meat. I was thinking maybe I could thin it out and use it as a base for soup??? I don't know, I don't want to just throw it out but maybe this is just a lost cause.

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    I would thin it out and also use it as a base for beef stew.

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    Make salisbury steak

    soup base

    baste a beef roast with it

    um...

    what kind of ideas are ya looking for?
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    pour some in a ziplock bag and freeze it.
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    I second the stew, it would be a great addition!

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    Soup... Definately soup base!! I always save our gravy for soup base.
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    I'd say that sounds like a good start to a beef stew in the crock pot!

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    thanks everyone... I'm thinking beef stew for supper tomorrow, lol.

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    I would use some for stew but I would also use some with whatever meat you have (like I have scrap turkey frozen) in the freezer that could be heated up in a skillet with some of the gravey to be poured over bread. I do this frequently with my scrap meat. It ends up being more gravey than meat on the bread but the boys love it. I serve a veggie and some sort of potatoes with it.

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    Depending on how much is there and how many people you need to feed that would also be a good liquid for a casserole. Because of some dietary restrictions, we use gravy or a white/bechamel sauce as the liquid for casseroles.

    Actually, you know, the gravy mixed with some noodles or some potatoes and a little leftover hamburger or leftover beef and some peas would be a great casserole. Add in a little spices to give it some zing and dinner would be easy.
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    My first thought was to make shepards pie - yummies!
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    Yep, shepards pie is a favorite here....

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    I would use it in shepard's pie, for beef stew, for stroganoff, for beef potpies, mixed with some roast and onions and serve it over egg noodles.

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    Some very creative ideas, thanks everyone! When we were cleaning up one of the volunteers was going to throw out the gravy... she thought I was nuts when I said I'd take it home. She asked me what in the world I was going to do with all of that. I responded that I didn't know yet but I knew where to find out, lol.

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