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Polish Gravy Recipe [Sos Pieczeniowy]

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Two bowls of beef with Polish gravy sauce and mashed potatoes on a wooden table.

Sos Pieczeniowy is a Polish gravy sauce made by slow-cooking browned flour with broth and spices. Easy to make, it’s the perfect accompaniment for many dishes! 

What Is Sos Pieczeniowy? 

Sos Pieczeniowy literally translates to the roasting sauce! In times past, the gravy sauce was made by collecting the juices and fats from roasted meats. These juices were cooked with flour to make the sauce.

Common in most countries, the gravy sauce is nowadays made by thickening a broth with flour, spices, and sometimes cream!

There are dozens of different sauce recipes in the world. Some use plain flour, some add wine, some add butter or cream, some use pureed veggies, and some use bone broth. 

The Polish version called Sos Pieczeniowy is made by browning flour and cooking it with broth or water. It tastes best with meat or kluski such as kluski śląskie or kopytka

How To Make Polish Gravy? – Sos Pieczeniowy Recipe

Sos Pieczeniowy is an easy-to-make Polish gravy using just a few ingredients.

Start by preheating a dry skillet and frying flour in it till it turns golden brown. Stir continuously so the flour doesn’t burn.

Once the flour has turned brown, turn off the stove. Add water and mix well till the lumps disappear. If you want more flavor, use rosol broth or meat broth instead of water.

Add the spices, salt, and pepper, and allow to cook slowly for half an hour. Stir often so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom and burn.

Once it’s cooked discard the spices and serve with dishes of your choice!

Sos pieczeniowy in a bowl.
Sos pieczeniowy, easy to make Polish gravy
Sos pieczeniowy in a dish.
Sos pieczeniowy, a versatile Polish gravy!

Tips For Making Polish Gravy Recipe 

  • You can add other spices of your choice. For example, paprika or pepper powder to make it spicier.
  • Replace the water with rosol or beef broth for more flavor. 
  • Replace the water with veg broth, to make it vegetarian or vegan.
  • You can use an immersion blender or a whisk to remove the lumps.
  • Add fried onions to the sauce if you wish.
  • Add butter for a smoother sauce. 
  • Serve with kluski śląskie or kopytka
Closeup of roast beef meal in gravy
Sos pieczeniowy goes perfect with beef

FAQs About Polish Sos Pieczeniowy

What Does Sos Pieczeniowy Mean?

Sos Pieczeniowy means roasting sauce. It’s called this because it was originally made by using the leftover juices from roasted meats. 

What Is A Gravy?

Gravy is usually a sauce made with broth that has been leftover from cooking meat or veggies.

What To Serve With Sos Pieczeniowy?

Sos pieczeniowy can be served with many dishes. Here are a few choices:

Is It Possible To Make Sos Pieczeniowy Gluten-Free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free flour to make the Polish gravy gluten-free. Potato flour is also a good option. 

How To Store Leftover Polish Gravy?

Store the leftover Polish gravy in the refrigerator covered with a lid for up to a week. Reheat before serving. 

Polish Gravy Recipe [Sos Pieczeniowy]

Yield: 4 servings

Polish Gravy Recipe (Sos Pieczeniowy)

Two bowls of beef with Polish gravy sauce and mashed potatoes on a wooden table.

Sos Pieczeniowy is a Polish gravy sauce made by slow-cooking browned flour with broth and spices. Easy to make, it's the perfect accompaniment for many dishes!  

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 5 tbsps of all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat the dry pan/skillet.
  2. When it's very hot, throw the flour onto it and fry until the flour changes color to golden brownish (for about 2-3 minutes). Stir all the time.
  3. Turn off the heat. Add 2-3 cups of cold water (depending on whether you want your gravy to be thick or watery). Mix.
  4. If your gravy has lumps, you may blend it to get a smooth consistency.
  5. Add spices and cook slowly for about 30 minutes. Stir as often as possible to make sure the gravy doesn't stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Throw away the bay leaves and allspice berries. Add more water if necessary.
  7. Serve hot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1760mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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