Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Season: Fall


½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)

8 oz cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (2 cups)

½ cup all-purpose flour

4-5 cups vegetable stock, as needed

4 cloves black garlic

1 tsp soy sauce or liquid aminos, to taste

2 Tbsp mild yellow miso

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp black pepper


1. In a large skillet, heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms, and black garlic; cook, stirring, until well browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Slowly whisk in vegetable stock, a little at a time, until a smooth sauce forms.

4. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.

5. Season with soy sauce, miso, salt and pepper. Serve as is, or pass it through a fine mesh strainer.