Before my husband and I went vegan about 5 years ago, he was a complete “meat and potatoes” kind of guy. In fact, he still is! Well, except the meat part of course…
So now I serve him things like veggie burgers and baked fries or steamed veggies and mashed potatoes with rich gravy. He loves it! I have to admit, I enjoy these meals too. They’re rich, satisfying, and I have never had a complaint from anyone no matter their diet.
In my opinion “meat and potatoes” kind of meals all comes down to the gravy. If there isn’t a good gravy to spill over the potatoes, then it just isn’t a comfort meal in my opinion! Lol…
Yesterday hubby worked all day on the property weed whacking, gardening, and moving around a bunch of huge logs so I knew he’d be hungry at sundown. So, out came the potatoes and pinto beans!
The truth is that he can’t stand the texture of beans! He eats refried beans and pinto bean gravy—that’s it. He absolutely loves this silky pinto gravy because it’s thick, rich, and compliments a range of foods in addition to potatoes such as broccoli, steamed collards, and even on pasta in place of marinara!
If you’re in need of a luscious plant based pinto gravy for your home cooked comfort meals, I urge you to give this one a try because it won’t disappoint. It’s so easy to make too. Check it out:
Luscious Pinto Gravy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A luscious pinto gravy that will make your taste bugs melt with pleasure!
- 1 16-ounce can organic pinto beans, rinsed (or 2 cups freshly cooked)
- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
- ½ medium sweet onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp white miso
- 2 tbsp lemon juice for tang (optional)
- 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
Put about a quarter cup of the veggie broth into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until the liquid starts to bubble.
Add the onion and garlic, then turn down the heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, for about three minutes or until the onions get soft.
Pour the onion mixture and all the other ingredients in your blender and process on high until everything is silky and smooth.
Transfer the gravy back to your sauce pan and simmer on low for about five minutes so the flavors can meld.
Serve over potatoes or steamed veggies!