Improved Brown Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes 1¼ cups , or Enough for


    Main-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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If you are making Bordelaise Sauce or one of the sauces that follows it, you can enhance the flavor of the sauce by making it with meat trimmings.


  • Ingredients for Bordelaise Sauce or variations
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • pounds


Have the sauce ingredients ready. In a sauté pan, melt the butter over medium-high to high heat. Add the meat trimmings and whatever aromatic ingredients, such as shallot, carrot, onion, and/or celery, are called for in the recipe and sauté for about 8 minutes, or until browned. Add half of the wine or vinegar (some sauces call for vinegar) called for in the recipe, if any, raise the heat to hi