sliced keto low carb meatloaf on a blue plate with mashed cauliflower and blanched green beans

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Brown Gravy

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Brown Gravy is the best quick recipe that can be smothered on chicken, beef, pork, and especially meatloaf! You can even substitute beef broth for cream and make country sausage gravy to drizzle on biscuits! This recipe provides all of the tips on how to thicken up the gravy.
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword keto brown gravy, keto gravy, low carb gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 25kcal
Author Brandi Crawford




  • Combine 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of beef stock, and 1 teaspoon of onion powder in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add 1 teaspoon Xanthan gum to a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of the gravy mixture from the skillet. Whisk the bowl to combine. The mixture will look like gelatin. Add the mixture back to the skillet and adjust the heat to low.
  • Whisk continually (be patient) to remove any clumps. 
  • After about 10 minutes the gravy should thicken. As the gravy thickens adjust to taste with salt and pepper.



Yields about 2 cups of gravy, serving size is about 2 tablespoons.
Typically when I make homemade gravy, I create a roux by combining fat (typically butter) with a starch like cornstarch or flour, after those are combined, I add the remaining ingredients. You can do that same method here using the xanthan gum, however, I have found that adding it later in the process yields similar results. You simply have to be patient during the whisking process.
Homemade gravy typically lasts about 2 days in the fridge. If you want to use it for longer than that, you can add it to a pot again and bring it to a boil.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g