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09-01-04, 03:11 PM
Cajun Style Gravy

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 chicken gizzard
2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
2 1/2 ounces ground beef (1/4 cup)
2 1/2 ounces ground pork (1/4 cup)
2 cups water
14-ounce can Swanson beef broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
dash dried parsley flakes

1. Heat 1-tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium
heat. Sauté chicken gizzard in the oil for 4 to 5 minutes until
cooked. Remove gizzard from the pan and let it cool so that you
can handle it. Finely mince the chicken gizzard.

2. Combine ground beef and ground pork in a small bowl. Smash the
meat together with your hands until it's well mixed. Add bell
pepper to the saucepan and sauté it for 1 minute. Add ground beef
and pork to the pan and cook it until it's brown. Use a potato
masher to smash meat into tiny rice-size pieces as it browns.

3. Add water and beef broth to the pan. Immediately whisk in
cornstarch and flour.

4. Add remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer gravy for 30 to 35 minutes or until thick.

Makes 3 cups.

This is very good served with just about any meat and mashed potatoes. Or if you prefer make you a batch of rice or biscuits it's excellent on those as well.

I have even made this gravy and used the juices from a roast I was cooking for the beef broth.

09-01-04, 04:22 PM
Ack Gizzards...dat's a little TOO cajun for me :p jk

Me originally from near da bayou areas of Acadiana in I can vouch that this is authentic :p

09-01-04, 04:43 PM

You don't even notice the gizzards in it. Let alone able to see it or taste

It just adds to the flavor of the pork and beef.