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I put too much sugar in my pot roast gravy. It doesn't have that better acid tasted it should. What should I do

This happened because I used a jar of onion and garlic jam that didn't have enough vinegar. I am nervous to just add vinegar to the gravy but maybe I should…

asked by Doris almost 2 years ago

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AntoniaJames
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added almost 2 years ago

Add vinegar, a bit at a time, stirring it in well to blend. You could also add a touch of tomato paste. I'd probably add a bit of both. ;o)

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Doris
added almost 2 years ago

Thanks for your response

Smaug
added almost 2 years ago

A bit of unsweetened chocolate or cocoa can be helpful in these situations.

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Nancy
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added almost 2 years ago

Or, divide your current batch of gravy in two, saving half for another use.
Then proceed to doctor the retained half by adding vinegar as AJ suggests, maybe some broth, wine, tomatoes mushrooms, onions. These elements will both reduce and diffuse the sweetness.
Please let us know how it works out.

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Smaug
added almost 2 years ago

Apparently I'm the only one (what, again?), but it seems to me that adding sour elements is more apt to emphasize the sweetness than otherwise. Then again, this pot roast recipe is seemingly headed in directions beyond my ken.

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