Rich Christmas Gravy

Rich Gravy



  • 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).
Courtesy of BOSH