Onion and cocoa gravy

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What to do

  • Remove the cooked bird from the oven.
  • Set bird aside to rest, skim excess fat off the juices in the roasting pan, then add the onions and cumin seeds.
  • Fry gently until the onions are tender. Add the cocoa powder, honey and enough flour to absorb the juices and remaining fat. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in the wine and stock and bring to a simmer. Adjust seasoning to taste, cook gravy for 5-10 minutes, then serve with the turkey.
  • Cost per serving: 22p
  • Serves: 8
  • Takes: 30mins + 5-10mins cooking time


  • 250g (8oz) onions, peeled and coarsely sliced
  • pinch cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 2tbsp clear honey
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • 250ml (8fl oz) red wine, preferably Merlot
  • 300ml (½ pint) turkey stock

Each serving contains

Recipe GDA

of your guideline daily amount

For further information on guideline daily allowances, please visit www.tesco.com/health

Top tip
It may sound unusual, but adding cocoa to the chunky onion gravy (opposite) really works, offsetting the tangy wine.

We've made it easy to add all the ingredients you need for each recipe.
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