Center-cut bacon infuses this rich gravy with flavor yet has 25% less saturated fat than regular bacon. If you make this ahead of time, whisk in a tablespoon or two of chicken stock before reheating.

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Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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  • Cook 4 center-cut bacon slices in a skillet over medium-low until crispy. Set bacon aside, reserving drippings in skillet. Add sliced shallot to skillet; cook over medium 2 minutes. Add all-purpose flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add 1unsalted chicken stock and sherry vinegar; simmer until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in unsalted butter, fresh thyme leaves, and crumbled bacon.


Nutrition Facts

78 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 4g; sugars 1g; sodium 130mg.