Monday, January 21, 2013

Knorr Gravy Pots Review & Recipe

I love being a Bzzagent! I get to review all sorts of wonderful things that I might not otherwise try and this time it's all about gravy! Born and bred in Michigan, I'm a true meat and potato girl and there's nothing I love more than a thick, rich gravy poured generously over my mash. I love gravy so much that when I was a kid, my dad would ask me, "Going to have any potatoes with your gravy, Tam?"

As an adult, often the only time I have gravy is when I'm back at my parents' house for a holiday dinner. I just can't be bothered to spend so much time making gravy for my family - they just aren't that into gravy... until now.

BzzAgent sent me Knorr's new Gravy Pots to try in Chicken and Beef. I never turn down an opportunity, but I must admit I was skeptical. We rarely use any ready-made products in this house. We love to cook and we enjoy the time it takes to make something amazing. Yet, the Gravy Pots arrived during my "Try Something New" dinner week with the kids. Each night that week they had to try something they had never had before, whether it was a new vegetable, a new dish or... gravy!

I made chicken and mashed potatoes and topped my plate with the Chicken Gravy Pot. I prepared it according to package directions and didn't add any extras. It was so good! The Boy gobbled it all up, Nature Girl ate without complaint and even my challenging eater, Little Rose, loved it! I was so delighted.

I tried the beef pot last week and wasn't as impressed. It lacked a little something, so I gave it to it! Last night we made an amazing Roast Beef (thank you, Scotland), Yorkshire Pudding (the kids loved this English tradition) and a beautiful Potato Mash to go along with it. I wanted to try the Beef Gravy Pot again and spruce it up for our Sunday Roast.

I took:

  • 300ml Reserved Potato Water (When you go to drain your potatoes for mashing, keep this amount of water from the pot)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 quarter of a medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh Rosemary, bruised and chopped
  • 1 Knorr Beef Gravy Pot
  • Sea Salt & Pepper (to your taste)

Then, I:
  • Sauteed the chopped Rosemary in approximately 1 tbsp of Olive Oil until it started to get tender
  • Added the garlic and onion and a splash of potato water to keep the Rosemary from scorching
  • Once the onion began to golden, I added about 1 tsp of freshly ground pepper and a pinch of salt
  • Saute until tender, adding another splash of potato water when necessary.
  • Add 250ml of the potato water (this should be warm) and your Knorr Gravy Beef Pot 
  • Whisk until combined and let it boil gently for 1 minute. 
  • Set your gravy aside to rest until you serve it over a gorgeous roast and mash!

It was delicious! I couldn't be happier to utilize such a quick, easy and tasty alternative to homemade gravy.
It tasted great as lunch the next day, too!

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