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Old 08-06-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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Pillsbury Gravy Mix

Do any of you find it in the stores any more? I used to like to keep it on hand for using with leftovers and the like, but can't find it anywhere anymore. It was quite tasty, and fat-free.

I tried some McCormicks the other night with some leftover sliced steak, but it tasted so salty and nasty I gave it all to the dogs.

Have any of you all found a brand that tastes good?

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Old 08-06-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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The best gravy you will make is the one you make from scratch.
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Old 08-06-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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Constance, we're always on the lookout for good gravy mixes...we've found a brand called "Pioneer." They make a brown gravy mix and a white gravy mix. They are pretty good. In so many mixes, I can taste all those ingredients I can't pronounce!
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:52 AM   #4
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i have some boxes of that in my cupboard. i buy it a lot.
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:35 AM   #5
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When in a pinch and forced to use a packaged dry gravy mix, I always enhance the packaged stuff by adding some sauteed shallots or onions or garlic, and/or fresh mushrooms. Sometimes I will just increase the quantity of my homemade gravy with a package of the dry stuff, but again, only in a pinch.
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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If you're still finding it, Luvs, I'll keep looking.
In the meantime, I've seen the Pioneer Brand in the stores here..I'll give it a try Callie.
I never use a mix for white gravy...all you need is a little bacon grease or butter. But I use the brown gravy mix for leftovers sometimes, and the Pillsbury tastes a lot like homemade.
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:58 AM   #7
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Have you tried any of the jarred gravies? Heinz has some fairly good ones, and Boston Chicken has a great chicken gravy.

Don't know about the Pillsbury mixes - never seen 'em - usually use McCormick or Knorr - but I doctor them with a little wine, which seems to cut some of the saltiness and 'metallic' flavor a lot of them have.

Hey, I know homemade is best; but sometimes ya just gotta!
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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Marm, my daughter uses jarred gravy...I'll give it a try.
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If you're still finding it, Luvs, I'll keep looking.
In the meantime, I've seen the Pioneer Brand in the stores here..I'll give it a try Callie.
I never use a mix for white gravy...all you need is a little bacon grease or butter. But I use the brown gravy mix for leftovers sometimes, and the Pillsbury tastes a lot like homemade.
Constance,
I use a mix made by Knorr and I find it very good. I use their Au Jus all the time when we want a quick french dip, the mushroom, brown, onion gravies are all very good, I don't find them salty and the flavor to me is mushc better than McCormick..
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:22 AM   #10
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Thanks, Kadesma. I've seen the Knorr mixes here too. I'll give them a try. I wish I'd used something like that the other night, instead of ruining that lovely sliced steak.

I also found an online grocery where I can order the Pillsbury brand. They are .69 a box, but I don't know what the shipping would be.
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