Mighty Mushroom Gravy

Heart-healthy quick gravy for any dish

1 12oz (large package) button or other mushrooms
1 T salt-reduced soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
2 T whole wheat flour or corn starch
1½ C vegetable stock or broth
black pepper, to taste

Slice mushrooms and sauté until soft in ½ C stock (about 5 minutes). Mix flour with ¼ C of stock or water until smooth Add remaining stock to the mushrooms, add soy sauce and about ½ C flour/starch mixture. Bring gravy to a simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring continually. Add small amounts of the remaining flour/starch mixture and continue heating and stirring until gravy thickens to the desired degree. Serve immediately.

6 servings, each 30 calories:   10% from fat (0.37 g),  67% from carbohydrates (5.7 g),  23% from protein (1.9 g).  Sodium 105 mg,  Fiber 1.3 g.

Healing Heart Hint

This gravy can be made with any combination of muchrooms, For an exotic flair, use shiitake or oyster mushrooms. In a pinch, canned mushrooms will work, but the flavor is much milder.

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