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Ultimate Scratch Gravy

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

14 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Pecan

Be sure to make plenty, because you’ll be smothering your entire Thanksgiving plate with it.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 4 Pound Chicken Bones and Chicken Feet

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 Medium onion, peeled and quartered

  • 2 Medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 2 Stalk celery, sliced into 2 inch pieces

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 Head bulb garlic, halved

  • 2 Whole bay leaves

  • 2 Tablespoon black peppercorns

  • 1 Bunch fresh parsley

  • 2 Sprig thyme

  • cold water

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 2

    Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet using 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and spread the bones and chicken feet out evenly.

    Grill450 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 4 Pound Chicken Bones and Chicken Feet

    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 3

    Place the baking sheet on the grill grates. Close the lid and roast for 90 minutes, turning occasionally, until the bones are golden brown.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 4

    Place the onion, celery, and carrots on a separate rimmed baking sheet and toss with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Medium onion, peeled and quartered

    • 2 Medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

    • 2 Stalk celery, sliced into 2 inch pieces

    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 5

    Place the baking sheet with the vegetables directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and roast alongside the bones for 25 minutes, until lightly caramelized.
  • 6

    Remove the roasted bones and vegetables from the grill. Reduce the temperature on the grill to 250˚F.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 7

    Place the bones and vegetables in a large roasting pan, making sure to scrape up all the browned bits. Add the vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, and thyme to the pan and fill with enough cold water to cover the contents. Partially cover the roasting pan with a lid or foil.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

    • 1 Head bulb garlic, halved

    • 2 Whole bay leaves

    • 2 Tablespoon black peppercorns

    • 1 Bunch fresh parsley

    • 2 Sprig thyme

    • As Needed cold water

  • 8

    Place the roasting pan directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 6-8 hours, occasionally skimming excess oil off the top.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 9

    Remove the roasting pan from the grill. Using a large slotted spoon or spider skimmer, gently remove the bones and discard. When all the large pieces have been removed, strain the stock through a fine mesh sieve into another large roasting pan.
  • 10

    Place the roasting pan directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and and cook an additional 3-4 hours or until reduced and thickened enough to cover the back of a spoon.
  • 11

    Remove the gravy from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

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