Tasso Gravy

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.


3 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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.

November 1996