Popeye's Cajun Gravy Copycat Recipe
Skip the drive-through and enjoy this Popeye's gravy copycat at home!
Restaurant copycat recipes are so much fun to make at home, and so often you get the exact, authentic flavor just like you would have at the restaurant. This restaurant copycat recipe for Popeye's famous Cajun gravy is no exception. Serve it over mashed potatoes, dirty rice, or chicken and you'll get that wonderful taste right at home!
It might look like there are a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but don't let that scare you away from making it. All of these spices and seasonings help give this Popeye's gravy recipe that rich, memorable flavor. Sure, it might take you a few more minutes in the kitchen, but we think it's totally worth it. If you wanted to, you could even make your own DIY Popeye's gravy seasoning mix and keep it on hand for whenever you wanted to make this recipe! You would save a little time in the long run, while still serving up one seriously delicious copycat recipe.
Cooking Time1 hr
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 chicken gizzard
- 2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup ground beef
- 1/4 cup ground pork
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14-ounce) beef broth
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 dash dried parsley flakes
Popeye's Gravy Recipe
Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté chicken gizzard in the oil for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked. Remove gizzard from the pan and let cool. Finely mince the gizzard after it has cooled.
Combine ground beef and ground pork. Mix with your hands until well mixed.
Add bell pepper to the saucepan and sauté it for 1 minute. Add ground beef and pork to the pan and cook brown. Mash meat into tiny pieces as it browns.
Add water and beef broth to the saucepan, then immediately whisk in cornstarch and flour.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gravy until thick, about 30 to 35 minutes.