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Original Chili Gravy

Recipe copyright © 2012 Robb Walsh


  • 1/4 cup lard or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • In a skillet, heat the lard over medium-high heat.
  • Add the flour and stir constantly for 3 - 4 minutes until you have a light brown roux.
  • Add the chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Mexican oregano. Stir constantly for 1 minute to blend everything completely.
  • Add the chicken broth and stir until everything is blended thoroughly. Stir frequently until the mixture reaches a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • If the mixture becomes too thick, add enough water to return it to gravy consistency.