Basic Brown Sauce (Colonial Williamsburg Cookbook)

Susan Feliciano

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@frenchtutor

This sauce is used in the Colonial Game Pie recipe. It's also a good sauce for any savory meat pie or casserole. Really good with beef and noodles.


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Serves:

1 1/2 quarts sauce

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
butter
1 c
flour
1/2 c
tomato puree
2 qt
hot beef stock
1 Tbsp
powdered beef bouillon
1 Tbsp
bottled brown gravy sauce
salt to taste
caramel color (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. Gradually add the flour and stir constantly until the mixture is chestnut brown. It may be necessary to turn off the heat completely at intervals so that the flour will not burn or become too dark.
2
When the desired color has been reached, add the tomato puree and stir well. Gradually add the hot stock and powdered beef bouillon, using a wire whisk to insure smoothness. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to the lowest degree possible. Simmer 2 hours or until the sauce has been reduced to about 1 1/2 quarts.
3
Add the bottled brown gravy sauce, salt, and caramel color if desired. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine sieve. Cool to room temperature and store refrigerated.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom