Prep Time: 10-15 mins | Serves: 4


Large knob of butter or 1 tbsp. oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp. dried thyme or rosemary

2 tsp. plain flour

1 tbsp. tomato puree

1 of your favourite stock pot, mixed with 400ml boiling water

1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

½ tsp. mustard powder or fresh mustard

1 tsp. yeast extract


  1. Place the butter, onion and thyme into a small saucepan over a medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  2. Once the onions are soft, stir in the flour and tomato puree and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Next, gradually add the hot stock a little at a time, whisking continuously.
  4. Whisk in the balsamic vinegar, mustard and yeast extract and continue cooking over a medium heat until the gravy thickens.
  5. Serve alongside a Pukka pie, mash and your favourite veggies for a tasty, hearty and wholesome meal.

You can use fresh herbs instead of dried.

You can miss out the vinegar & mustard and still have a tasty gravy.