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Red Wine Sauce

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Serves 6--8

This sauce is an elegant finish for Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin.

  • 5 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 6 medium shallots, thinly sliced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 cups full-bodied dry red wine (like a Merlot)
  • 2 Tbs. red-wine vinegar
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cups low-salt canned beef broth

Melt 2 Tbs. of the butter in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Cook the shallots, stirring occasionally, until they’re soft and translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn the heat to high, add the wine and vinegar, and boil until reduced to a syrupy consistency (about 1/4 cup), about 10 minutes. Add the thyme and the beef broth and reduce to 1 cup, about 20 minutes. Strain the sauce, let cool, cover, and refrigerate.

Just before serving, reheat the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. When it's hot, whisk in the remaining 3 Tbs. of butter.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on eight servings; Calories (kcal): 100; Fat (g): fat g 7; Fat Calories (kcal): 70; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 5; Protein (g): protein g 2; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 2; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 25; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 20; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Absolutely amazing!

This sauce was delicious! A perfect finish to the tenderloin. I would highly recommend it!

I had high hopes for this sauce but it was too salty.

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