Syn Free Gravy


Syn Free Gravy

Slimming Eats Recipe

Green – syn free

Original – syn free

Extra Easy – syn free

Paleo friendly, gluten, dairy and sugar free


1  red onion, finely chopped

1 white onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

few sprigs of fresh thyme (or other herbs of your choice)

700ml of beef stock

splash of balsamic vinegar

olive oil spray

black pepper

If you want a chicken gravy, use chicken stock.


Spray a large saucepan over a medium high heat with some olive oil spray.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until caramelised, you will need to keep adding a little of the stock to prevent the onions from sticking to the pan.

Add the fresh herbs, remaining stock, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, bring to the boil and reduce heat.

Allow to simmer covered for approx 1 hour (this really brings out all the flavours and will reduce the stock down, but you can cook it for a shorter time period if you need to. However I do recommend  cooking it for the full time as suggested if you can, to get the yummy rich flavour of the cooked onions)

When it has cooked for the required time, add 3/4 of the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return it back to the pan and mix well.

This gravy is great with any meat or sausages or can even be used for the sauce for a shepherds pie or similar.


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  • allie1904

    Ah! I’m glad you published this! Deserves the attention :) I think if possible my OH would drink it by the gallon!

  • becky

    Made this gravy last night to go with liver&bacon and it was AWESOME!!!! will be making gallons of this in the future.

  • naomi h

    I love gravy! this is great. But ai live alone, so can i freeze portions of it?

  • admin

    yep you should be fine to freeze it, as it just like a soup really.

  • Anonymous

    I thought stock cubes had 1 syn each so may not be ‘syn free’ but it does sound nice.

  • Anonymous

    nope stock cubes are all free, it change a couple of years ago.

  • Anonymous

    If you slice the onions rather than chop, then cook in exactly the same way, it’s a perfect French onion soup. I added two triangles of toasted wholemeal bread topped with Dairylea lite cream cheese. No one guessed it was a slimming recipe. Thanks so much for the recipes.

  • Anonymous

    If you slice the onions rather than chop and cook exactly as above. Then serve with two triangles of wholemeal toast, spread with Dairylea extra lite, floating on the top it’s an excellent French onion soup. If on a green diet then use the real cheese.

  • Anonymous

    Thankyou soooo much for this post, I am missing gravy so much on Slimming World!!! I will be making this by the cauldron load now!!

  • Anonymous

    hope you enjoy it :)

  • Anonymous

    yep I have done this before, it was kind of where I got the idea for a syn free gravy from, as I had made French Onion Soup and thought, hmmm this would be delicious with sausages.

  • Christy Marin

    It was really tasty, only thing is as I never use salt i find alot of things to be too salty. I will be trying it with a no salt stock cube. Finally gravy again! Thank you!

  • slimadmin

    yes I always use the low sodium stock cubes or make my own stock. Some of the cubes can be quite salty

  • matthew davies

    Im gonna give this a go tonight. If it works I can use it to make one of my favourite meals syn free :-)

  • Debbie Green

    i have to thank you for this receipe…it is absolutley gorgeous :) xx