Recipe: Tasty Gypsy Gravy
Gypsy Gravy. This hot and spicy tomato-flavored gypsy sauce turns pork cutlets, pork chops or schnitzel into a meal fit for guests. It's not what Americans typically think of as German food, so you'll surprise them if you have asked them to dinner for a German-style dinner party. Gypsy Gravy This delicious gravy can be served over veal or pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, spaetzles, dumplings, egg noodles, chicken or even steak!
I haven't tried it myself yet. You can find Zigeunersauce everywhere in Germany, but I haven't yet managed to find it anywhere else. Sorry it's a little vague when it comes to the amount of seasoning and spices, but that's how I found it. You can cook Gypsy Gravy using 13 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Gypsy Gravy
- It’s 3 tbsp of Olive Oil.
- You need 5 clove of Garlic, minced.
- You need 1 of Red Bell Pepper.
- You need 1 of Green Pepper.
- It’s 1 of Large Onion.
- You need 8 oz of Fresh Sliced Mushrooms.
- It’s 1 tbsp of Paprika.
- It’s 1/2 cup of Red Wine.
- It’s 1 1/2 cup of Beef Stock.
- It’s 2 tbsp of Tomato Paste.
- You need 2 tsp of Chili Paste.
- It’s 1 of **** A little brown Sugar may be added if you prefer a sweeter gravy!!.
- Prepare 1 of Salt and Pepper, to taste.
I'll update as soon as I've tried it myself. Add onion, bell pepper and mushrooms. Spicy Paprika Sauce describes it but isn't a real translation of the German name, Zigeunersosse, which breaks down to Zigeuner, meaning "Gypsy", and Sosse, (or Soße, if using the German alphabet) meaning "sauce". Some English speaking folks will already this as just "Gypsy sauce", since it does sometimes gets translated literally.
Gypsy Gravy step by step
- Heat olive oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Sweat the garlic justi until you smell it! DON'T BURN It!.
- Cut your peppers into strips and your onions into wedges..
- Add all your veggies to pan and cook until tender..
- Add the wine, beef stock paprika, chili paste and tomato paste. Stir and simmer until gravy thickens and flavors combine. A little more tomato paste may be added if needed to thicken.
The German Zigeuner Sauce is a spicy and classic German sauce that you serve with meat dishes such as Schnitzel or pork chops. It is a classic sauce that is very popular with a Schnitzel which can be breaded or not. By the time the gravy had reduced it was a little salty for us. My fault entirely but just a heads up to others who will be making this. Not a bad start, but much better if you add some drippings from the meat you serve this with – in my case it was Chef John's.