This quick and easy recipe spikes traditional turkey pan gravy with the Southwestern-inspired flavors of fresh sage and tequila.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005




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  • After removing the turkey from the roasting pan, pour any pan juices and fat into a glass measuring cup and place in the freezer so the fat will rise to the top, about 20 minutes.

  • Combine 1/2 cup chicken broth and flour in a small bowl; whisk until smooth.

  • Set the roasting pan over two burners on medium-high heat. Add tequila, bring to a boil and cook, whisking and scraping up the brown bits from the pan, until the tequila is slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the remaining broth to the roasting pan and return to a boil, whisking often and scraping up any remaining brown bits.

  • Skim fat from the chilled pan juices; add the juices plus the reserved broth-and-flour mixture to the roasting pan. Boil, whisking constantly, until a gravy forms, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour through a fine sieve into a gravy boat; stir in sage and season with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugars 0.1g; fat 1.6g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 2.8IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 1.6mcg; calcium 0.8mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 0.8mg; potassium 47.1mg 1% DV; sodium 121.3mg 5% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.