Southwestern Recipes

Chili Gravy

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or beef drippings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Salt, if needed
  • 2 to 3 cups meat, cubed or ground
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder
  • Hot biscuits


  1. Melt butter or drippings in a cast iron frying pan. Add flour and stir until rich brown. Slowly stir in cold water and continue to stir as it cooks so it won't get lumpy.
  2. Taste and add salt, if needed.
  3. Brown meat with garlic and chili powder in a skillet, then add to the gravy, which should be bubbling. Simmer a few minutes, then serve over fresh hot biscuits.


You may also serve this over mashed potatoes or rice and with enchiladas and tamales.

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