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Basic Brown Sauce

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  Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Enriched all purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Diced carrot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Diced celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Diced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato puree 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Instant beef broth and seasoning mix 2 (2 Packets)
  Bay leaves 2
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Thyme leaves 1 Pinch

1) Heat the margarine over moderate heat in a medium saucepan till it is bubbly.
2) Add the flour and cook, constantly stirring, for about 3 minutes.
3) Add the celery, carrot and onion.
4) Continue to cook and stir till the vegetables have browned lightly. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
5) Take the pan off the heat and stir in all the remaining ingredients.
6) Put the pan back on the heat.
7) Bring the mixture to a boil.
8) Reduce the heat and gently simmer, occasionally stirring, for about 45 minutes.
9) Allow the mixture to slightly cool down.
10) Take out and discard the bay leaf.
11) Put the sauce on a blender container and process till it is smooth.

12) Serve as preferred.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 395 Calories from Fat 221

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.3%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g22.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 81.7 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19.1%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 6 g11.2%

Vitamin A 151.6% Vitamin C 25.9%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 20.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Basic Brown Sauce Recipe