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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE KETO GRAVY
- Turkey (or other meat) pan drippings
- Turkey, chicken, or beef bone broth (either homemade or storebought)
- Gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Kosher salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Xanthan gum
- Olive oil
WHAT IS XANTHAN GUM?
Xanthan gum is a popular food additive used in gluten-free cooking and baking that’s commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer.
Discovered in by scientists 1963. with the FDA's stamp of approval, it’s created when sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. When this happens, it creates a broth or gooey substance, which is made solid by adding alcohol. It is then dried and turned into a powder.
When xanthan gum powder is added to a liquid, it quickly dissolves and creates a viscous and stable solution.
Unlike other potentially harmful food additives, xanthan gum may actually hold some health benefits.
Even though it’s made in a lab, it’s a soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are carbs that your body cannot breakdown. When consumed, these fibers absorb water, which then turns into a gel-like substance, and can slow down the digestive process.
While we’re on the topic of soluble fiber, let’s talk about the fact that xanthan gum may also help support regularity. Again, this has to do with how soluble fiber absorbs water, which can help move water into the intestines, which can help keep things "moving".
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MORE KETO SAUCE RECIPES
Perfect Keto Gravy
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup turkey or other meat pan drippings
- 2 cups turkey bone broth (or chicken or beef)
- 2 teaspoons Gluten-Free Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon organic garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon organic onion powder
- pink salt
- cracked black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in the pan drippings and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil, then add Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, and season with a good amount of salt and pepper, tasting as you go. Reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the xanthan gum and olive oil. Whisk into the drippings mixture.
- Let simmer another 5 to 10 minutes until starting to thicken, whisking occasionally. Gravy will thicken more as it cools but you can add an additional 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum if needed.
- If gravy is too thick upon cooling reheat a bit and thin with more broth as necessary.
- Serve warm.
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