Have you ever wondered what you can make with the turkey neck and giblets? I make a mean turkey gravy with them! Then, I use the turkey neck and other turkey bones for a bone broth. My giblet gravy recipe, is pretty easy to make and perfect for drizzling on my Juicy Turkey, Gluten Free Stuffing, and Sausage Stuffing recipes.
This gravy will need to simmer for a few hours, while you’ve got the turkey in the oven.
This will take several hours. You can start cooking it as you are putting in the turkey. We will then use the stock to make gravy.
- Giblets: (turkey neck, gizzard, heart, and liver)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1/2 cup carrot, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 5 cups water
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 1-2 tbsp drippings from turkey
- 2-3 tbsp cornstarch & 1/4 cup of water mixed
- Salt and pepper to taste.
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- Pull the giblets and neck out of the turkey and set aside.
- Prepare your turkey, and get it in the oven.
- Heat butter over medium-high heat.
- Place giblets and turkey neck into the pan and brown them on all sides.
- Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
- Add water, thyme, and bay leaves to the pan.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-4 hours.
- Strain the liquid into a separate container and set aside for now.
- Take the giblets and cut them up into very small pieces. (You can do this with the turkey neck meat too, but I just place it right into the bone broth.) SET ASIDE.
When the turkey is done you can make the gravy in the roasting pan or you can use a saucepan.
- Over medium-high heat, warm up a couple of tablespoons of drippings.
- Mix cornstarch and water together, then add it to the pan, and stir continuously until thickened.
- Add minced giblets to the pan.
- Slowly stir in a small amount of stock in at a time, when it thickens add more. Continue this until all of the stock has been stirred in.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
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