5 from 6 votes
Cajun Gravy
Cajun Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This delicious Cajun Style gravy is made with pure Acadian love from a rich amber-colored roux made with bacon drippings, butter, The "Cajun Holy Trinity" of celery, bell peppers, onions, garlic, seasoned with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning, Worcester sauce, Crystal hot sauce, and dried herbs.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Cajun, Gravy
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
  • 1 tablespoon of real unsalted butter to sauté
  • 1 stalk of celery minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1/4 of a cup red bell pepper minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of low sodium beef broth + as needed
  • a dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • a dash of Crystal hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground pepper to own taste
  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of real unsalted butter to the cast iron skillet, melt butter, add minced celery, minced onion, minced garlic and minced red bell pepper. Saute vegetables until softened and minced onions are golden in color. Remove from cast iron skillet and reserve.
  2. Place cast iron skillet back on burner to heat again on medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of bacon grease, 4 tablespoons of real unsalted butter in cast iron skillet to melt, add 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour a small amount at a time, constantly stirring flour and butter mixture, cooking till becomes a rich amber color, careful not to burn.
  3. Once you have achieved the proper color for your Roux, add celery, onions, and red bell pepper back to cast iron skillet, slowly add low sodium beef broth a small amount at a time, Remember, you can always add a little more broth to thin the gravy, but can never take any of the broth out of the gravy if it’s too thin. Stir, stir, stir some more.
  4. Now, add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of hot sauce, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper to own taste, constantly stirring while doing so. Simmer a few moments on very low heat to merge the flavors.