Gravy: Redeye Gravy by Emma

posted by Emma 07-30-100 7:22 PM

Redeye Gravy

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
4 ounces ham, diced (about 1 cup)
1 1/2 cups sliced stemmed shiitake mushrooms
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1/2 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup Madeira
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham; sauté until brown, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, pepper, onion and thyme; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth and next 3 ingredients; bring to boil.

Mix Madeira and cornstarch in small bowl. Add to sauce and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper.

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