Tomato Gravy

5  small tomatoes
1 cup beef broth powder or 1 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
Peel tomatoes and cook. Then strain to remove the seeds or put through a blender to purée. Add the broth or water and rest of ingredients, except the flour and butter.

Make a brown roux of the flour and butter, then add to the tomato mixture.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Mrs. Julia Davis, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From:  Czechoslovak Culture - Recipes, History and Folk Arts
Used with permission of Penfield Press