Moms Southern Tomato Gravy

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Total Time
10 mins
8 mins

As kids we loved when mom made this gravy.She typically served it with corn bread,some type of green and fried ham.

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  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use corn)
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 14 12 ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter and oil in skillet.
  2. Add flour and brown slowly.
  3. Do not burn and keep mixture spreadable.
  4. After browning ,remove from heat to cool.
  5. After cooling add tomatoes ,juices and water.
  6. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Return to heat stirring constantly untill mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Remove from heat,add salt , pepper and sugar.
  9. Stir and serve.