Madeira Sauce

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Madeira Sauce
Madeira Sauce
Tara Fisher

Madeira Sauce

This is a great freezer standby, as it is the perfect accompaniment to beef or lamb and is a great help when you are making something that doesn't have juices for gravy, such as our beef Wellington. This is a much-simplified version of a favorite recipe that my mother used to make to go with rack of lamb.

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8
Servings
51
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
about 1 cup

Notes

Note: If you plan in freezing this sauce, remove the herbs, then cool before freezing. To defrost, let stand at room temperature for about 4-6 hours. To reheat, warm gently in a pan.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Cup beef consommé or beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon red currant jelly
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ketchup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tablespoons Madeira

Directions

In a saucepan, melt the butter over gentle heat, add the onion, and sauté until softened, 5-10 minutes. Add the flour and stir, before adding the herbs, consommé or stock, red currant jelly, and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the Madeira and simmer for 5-10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.6%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
6g
2%
Vitamin A
15µg
2%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin K
0.5µg
0.6%
Calcium
11mg
1%
Fiber
0.4g
1.7%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Folic acid
2µg
N/A
Iron
0.4mg
2.3%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
1.1%
Phosphorus
11mg
2%
Potassium
58mg
2%
Sodium
134mg
6%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Zinc
0.1mg
0.7%