Create a liquid gravy from leftover mix to drizzle on grilled meats.

How to Use Brown Gravy Mix for Grilling

by Samantha Lowe

For centuries, chefs have used gravy as a delicious sauce for turkey and other meats. The arduous work that chefs had put into creating the perfect gravy has resulted in pre-made mixes that offer the taste of fine gravy without the effort. A chef can actually add a standard gravy mix to grilled foods, whether as an addition to a spice rub for meat cuts or mixed in to ground meats for added zip in burgers. The mix offers a complexity of flavors that will make the dish a hit at any outdoor culinary get-together.

Measure a ratio of 1 part brown gravy mix for every 32 parts ground meat, when creating burgers for the grill. Sprinkle over the meat as you add the other ingredients for the burgers. Combine thoroughly and pat the meat mixture into the desired burger size.

Toss brown gravy mix with a spice rub, if grilling whole cuts of meat, in a ratio of one to one, omitting any salt in lieu of the gravy mix. Sprinkle evenly over each cut, such as a steak, press gently into the flesh.

Turn the barbecue to medium-high heat. Brush the grill with oil to keep the burgers and cuts of meat from sticking. Cook according to the recipes used.

Create a gravy with any remaining mix. Serve the burgers or cuts of meat with the gravy drizzled on top.

Items you will need

  • Burger recipe
  • Spice rub
  • Cuts of meat
  • Barbecue
  • Oil
  • Barbecue brush


  • For an unusual condiment, make the gravy mix double strength, with half the called for amount of liquid, and mix with an equal part mayonnaise. This creates a salty and creamy dressing for burgers that compliments a crunch of lettuce or a grilled sweet peach.


  • Be careful not to add too much gravy mix, as they tend to be quite salty which can overpower all other flavors.

About the Author

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She has written articles for the "Mars' Hill" newspaper and copy for various design projects. Her design and copy for the "Mars' Hill" won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. Lowe holds an Honors BA from Trinity Western University, and a MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University where she is currently doing her PhD.

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