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SOUTHERN TOMATO GRAVY – The Southern Lady Cooks


Southern Tomato Gravy is a staple in our house! This tomato based gravy is wonderful over biscuits, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Southern Tomato Gravy

If you are a fan of biscuits and gravy, you may also want to try this delicious Chocolate Gravy. It’s a classic for a reason and wonderful to enjoy on Christmas morning.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

Southern Tomato Gravy is a staple in our house and it’s such a versatile recipe. It’s wonderful over biscuits, rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. You can also use tomato gravy in hamburger dishes and it’s a great way to use those delicious garden tomatoes.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped (can use a 14.5 ounce can of tomatoes)
  • Bacon drippings
  • All-purpose flour
  • Water (some prefer to use milk instead of water)
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

SWAPS

You can add different seasonings to this dish to give it a different flavor. You could add basil, oregano, Italian seasonings, etc. Or you can add some dillweed, it’s super versatile but we love it just this way.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This is a very simple dish to make and you can throw it together quickly for breakfast or dinner. We love simple recipe and feel they are the best for a reason!

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Cut up tomatoes in bowl. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and garlic powder and mix with a spoon.  Put bacon drippings in a hot skillet on stove top.  

Step 2
Add flour and make a roux or cook until thick.  Pour in tomatoes and water and cook until the consistency of gravy.  Serve over biscuits, rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.

Southern Tomato Gravy

⭐TIP

We feel the bacon grease really takes this gravy to the next level. You can always use vegetable oil, but it won’t be nearly as good as it will be with the bacon grease. You can also sprinkle cooked bacon on top of the gravy…. so good! This is also really good over meatloaf!

OTHER TOMATO RECIPES

  • Southern Tomato Pie – This is a southern staple and a must-make each summer with fresh garden tomatoes. It’s so good and always a hit!
  • Red Tomato Preserves – This is a great recipe for tomato preserves and we love it on biscuits! This recipe has been in our family for many many years.
  • Fresh Canned Salsa – This is another great recipe for fresh garden tomatoes! We love making our own salsa and this is a great one.

GRAVY & OTHER RECIPES

STORING, REHEATING & SERVING SIZE

We store this in the refrigerator, it will keep for a few days, reheat in the microwave and its about 6 servings.

Tomato Gravy

Anne Walkup

Tomato Gravy is such a Southern dish served over biscuits for breakfast, rice for supper or mashed potatoes. Wonderful way to use fresh tomatoes from the garden but can use canned tomatoes. 

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Course Breakfast, Gravy, Sauce

Cuisine American, southern

  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes peeled and chopped (can use a 14.5 ounce can of tomatoes)
  • 5 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups water some prefer to use milk instead of water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cut up tomatoes in bowl. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and garlic powder and mix with a spoon.

  • Put bacon drippings in a hot skillet on stove top. Add flour and make a roux or cook until thick. Pour in tomatoes and water and cook until the consistency of gravy. Serve over biscuits.

Keyword biscuits and gravy, Tomato gravy

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