Rich Brown Sauce

Rich Brown Sauce

A versatile sauce especially suited to steak.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs

Yield: 6 x ½ cup servings

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  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 lean bacon strip, chopped
  • 2 medium chopped carrots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 bouquet garni sachet (herbs & spices, such as parsley, thyme, bay leaf - tied together in cheesecloth)


Sauté onion, bacon, carrot and celery in oil until slightly browned. Stir in flour; cook until flour is brown. Slowly add water stirring to obtain a smooth consistency.

Add tomato paste, stock cubes and bouquet garni sachet. Simmer sauce very slowly for 2 hours stirring occasionally.

Remove bouquet garni and blend or sieve through a strainer. Return sauce to pan and boil to reduce quantity if a very thick sauce is needed.


For special occasions, 1/4 cup red wine, marsala sherry or madeira can be added to vary the flavor.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.