Bordelaise Sauce

Bordelaise Sauce

Bordelaise sauce is based on a classic brown sauce that involves roasting meat bones until very brown before being simmered in liquid. For a quicker variation, stir up this simplified version, which eliminates the bone-roasting step yet still provides great flavor. It's the perfect match for beef roasts, pork roasts, chops and even burgers.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

 

About 1 cup sauce

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
thin slice onion
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup beef broth
1/2
cup dry red wine
3/4
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon finely chopped onion
1
dried bay leaf
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  1. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion slice in butter, stirring constantly, until onion is brown; discard onion.
  2. Stir flour into butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until flour is bubbly and deep brown; remove from heat.
  3. Gradually stir in broth and wine. Stir in thyme, parsley, finely chopped onion and bay leaf. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Makes About 1 cup sauce

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Tablespoon)
  • Calories 20
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.