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Better Brown Gravy

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  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped carrot 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped celery 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped onion 2 Tablespoon (Yellow Colored)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Beef stock/Low sodium beef broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Tomato paste 2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Bay leaf 1 Small
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

1 In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat.
Add the carrot, celery, and onion and saute, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden.
Lower the heat, add the flour, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Stir in the stock, tomato paste, thyme, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, stirring until smooth and thickened.
Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Stir in the salt and pepper.
Remove and discard the bay leaf.

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