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Tasso Gravy

Yield 3 1/4 cups
Tasso is a spiced, smoked pork used to flavor many of Louisiana's hallmark dishes. Coffee gives this thin gravy an incredible depth of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound tasso, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a skillet; add tasso, and saute until browned. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until lightly browned. Whisk in coffee and broth; simmer, whisking occasionally, 20 minutes. Stir in thyme, salt, and pepper.