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Espagnole Sauce or Brown Sauce

A wonderful soup for all your favorite meat dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French
Keyword: sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces all purpose flour
  • 2 quarts veal/beef stock
  • 4 ounces tomato puree
  • 1 small carrot roughly chopped
  • 1 stick celery roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 1 sachet d’epices

Instructions

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a small stockpot. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently until a golden color is achieved.
  • Slowly add the stock, constantly whisking until it is incorporated.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer and cook for at least one hour, skimming the surface as necessary.
  • Strain through cheesecloth when finished.

Notes

Some chefs sauté the vegetables in the butter and then add the flour, or cook them separately in oil as opposed to adding them raw.