This is a delicious, quick sauce to serve with grilled steaks or a roast. I got this recipe from my sister whose husband gave it the name 'Romance Sauce', when she cooked this with steaks he knew it was going to be a special night. Serve the steaks with a green salad and a simple vinaigrette; this is an easy, romantic meal sure to impress the ladies! You could easily substitute the beef stock with chicken and serve over chicken breasts if beef isn't your thing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onions, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the onions soften and turn translucent. Add the dill, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook for 30 seconds to flavor the onion.

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  • Stir in the Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and beef stock. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat then reduce heat to low, and continue simmering for 5 minutes to infuse the flavors. Remove sauce from the heat, and whisk in sour cream; season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 5.3g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 3.2mg; sodium 355.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
Made this for dinner tonight and I really liked it. I served it with meatballs. I did add 1 teaspoon of sugar though. Just to give it a hint of sweetness. Overall, I thought it was a good, easy and quick sauce to make. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
Made this for dinner tonight and I really liked it. I served it with meatballs. I did add 1 teaspoon of sugar though. Just to give it a hint of sweetness. Overall, I thought it was a good, easy and quick sauce to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2007
love it, i like saucey,my husband likes steak, so it's perfect to serve my man on no-kids-night. thanks for sharing lady! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2007
Good, had it with steak, and it made it taste great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2012
I'm rating this based on using chicken broth and chicken, as suggested as possible by the submitter of the recipe. I did use dried dill but kept everything else as written. The photos I took show the recipe just like that. When I went to serve it to my husband, though, I added a tablespoon of butter to the sauce, hoping to cut down on the vinegary taste. Now don't get me wrong, I'm a total balsamic vinegar lover! And I'm betting that the two tablespoons works great when using beef stock and beef of some sort with this recipe. I'd suggest starting out with just one for the chicken alternative and seeing what you think. I will try this again because I think it is a good, basic recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2015
I made this sauce to put over pasta. We loved it. I think you have to enjoy balsamic vinegar to enjoy it and as with every recipe buy good quality vinegar. It will make all the difference. I didn't have fresh dill or thyme so I used the same amount in dried. Very tasty sauce. Read More
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