Mushroom gravy is incredibly easy to prepare and cooks quickly, yet makes all the difference in the world when served over meat loaf or mashed potatoes.
Sauté minced onion and garlic in hot oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes until tender; add sliced fresh mushrooms, and sauté 5 minutes.
Stir together gravy mix, beef broth, and soy sauce. Stir into mushroom mixture, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in pepper.