Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Rich Brown Sauce

A versatile sauce especially suited to steak.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: August 07, 2009

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x ½ cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs 20 mins


    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.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:82 cals
Kilojoules:343 kJ
Fat:3.0 g
Carbohydrates:12.0 g
Protein:2.0 g
Cholesterol:1.0 mg
Sodium:173 mg
Saturated Fat:0.4 g
Fiber:1.0 g
Calcium:41.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.5 g

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