In Response to Crock-pot gravy??:
How do you make gravy in your crock-pot or slow cooker when you have cooked a piece of beef? There's plenty of liquid -- I cooked the beef, potatoes, onions and carrots in beef broth.
Posted by Nancy G
I skim off as much of the fat as possible.
I make a slurry with cornstarch and water. I then whisk that into the slow cooker. You have to turn the slow cooker on high so it gets hot enough to thicken the gravy. This is one reason I usually do not do a flour thickened gravy, it needs a bit higher temp to get the liquid to a boil then it should boil for a minute or so to thicken properly and cook out the raw flour flavor.
Or you could dirty another pan and pour the juices into a pan and then add the thickener you want, flour or cornstarch.