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Gravy Recipe – Vegetarian onion, mushroom and Marmite for sausages


A great gravy for sausages etc.  Don’t go overboard with the Marmite.


  • Two small onions
  • Two carrots
  • Two sticks celery
  • 50g mushrooms (standard / wild / porcini)
  • One clove garlic (chopped)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • Two bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Two tablespoons plain flour
  • Two teaspoons marmite
  • One tablespoon tomato puree
  • Two tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock


  1. Peel the onions & carrots, then rough chop along with the celery and mushroom, then add to a large pan.  Add a splash of oil and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes until browning and soft.  Stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the flour, Marmite, tomato puree, chopped garlic and vinegar and stir well.
  3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.  Then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for ten mins until reduced and thicker.
  4. Pass all through a sieve and scrape to get all of the flavours out.
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