Since this savory sauce uses beef broth, instead of the pan drippings, it can be made ahead. Add arrowroot only when ready to serve. I usually use white mushrooms; I have also used chanterelles.

Jimmi
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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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  • In a medium saute pan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms; cook and stir until soft. Remove mushrooms from pan, and set aside.

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  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan, and melt . Add shallots; cook and stir until translucent. Add mushrooms, and cook until soft. Add thyme, bay leaf, and red wine. Reduce.

  • In a small bowl, dissolve arrowroot in 1/4 cup cold beef broth. Stir remaining broth into sauce, and bring to a boil. Whisk in arrowroot mixture, and stir until thick. Add reserved mushrooms. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and salt.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 3 g protein; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 38.1 mg cholesterol; 499.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (89)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
Wonderful sauce for steak B.B.Q. or broiled. My sons loved it. Did not use arrowroot or tyme. Replaced shallots with garlic. And consumme instead of beef broth. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2006
Just wanted to try something different. This was a thin sauce not bad but nothing special. I prefer A-1 steak sauce (guests did too). If you grill a good steak it really doesn't need to be hidden under a sauce like this. Read More
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111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
Wonderful sauce for steak B.B.Q. or broiled. My sons loved it. Did not use arrowroot or tyme. Replaced shallots with garlic. And consumme instead of beef broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
Wonderful sauce for steak B.B.Q. or broiled. My sons loved it. Did not use arrowroot or tyme. Replaced shallots with garlic. And consumme instead of beef broth. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2011
Normally, I don't give 5 stars to recipes that I tweak. However, this was so well-received it warrants an exception. I added about a 1/4 cup of cream and doubled the cornstarch (no arrowroot) to thicken it up a bit. Served over chopped steak and smashed 'taters. This was SO good that my mother's husband, who is on hospice care and has zero appetite, cleaned his plate. The man is also a VERY critical foodie. He now says that I'm an excellent cook. Thank you, Jimmi. You made my dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2006
Excellent and easy! Great way to impress company. Subbed 2x corn starch for Arrowroot since I had none. Worked GREAT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
I went searching for a sauteed mushroom recipe and this is the one I decided to use. We cooked steaks and chicken on the grill and it all went perfectly together. The shrooms were absolutely awesome. Will definitely use again and again. Next time I may use a little less broth because there was so much broth left over and not many shrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
This sauce is great. I also exchanged chicken broth for the beef broth, and white wine. I served it with roasted chicken. It was really easy (I bought the chicken already roasted, and ready to go). It turned a simple dish into a great company or Sunday dinner. This recipe will stay in my box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2003
This a great recipe. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken it a little more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
This sauce was excellent! I made it just how it was written (well almost used corn starch didn't have arrowroot) and served it with beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner. It tasted like it was from a restaurant. Heated it up the next day with left overs and it was just as good. It was perfect! This recipe will be my new tradition! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
I had mushrooms to use and was making pork and sauerkraut for New Years Day dinner so I made this to go on the pork roast. I changed it up by using white wine instead of red chicken broth instead of beef garlic instead of scallions and cornstarch instead of arrowroot. The sauce is fantastic. My DH practically licked the pan clean! I will be making this again as written for a beef dinner sometime soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
Very good! I used about 2 tbsp. of olive oil instead of all of the butter. I also used some chicken soup mix with water instead of the beef broth. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2006
Just wanted to try something different. This was a thin sauce not bad but nothing special. I prefer A-1 steak sauce (guests did too). If you grill a good steak it really doesn't need to be hidden under a sauce like this. Read More
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