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Mushroom Sauce

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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20 m servings 167 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 167 calories; 14.8 g fat; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 500 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

Excellent and easy! Great way to impress company. Subbed 2x corn starch for Arrowroot since I had none. Worked GREAT.

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...

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...

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 t...

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 inst...

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 w...

This a great recipe. I added a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken it a little more.

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.