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Basic Brown Sauce

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Ingredients
  Onions 2 , diced
  Carrots 2 , diced
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Beef bouillon 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Madeira 1 Tablespoon
  Cognac 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a skillet heat butter. Add onions and carrots, sauté for 20 minutes.
2. Stir in sugar and cook vegetables over high heat.
3. Cook and stir for about 10 minutes.
4. Mix flour and cook for about 3 minutes.
5. Stir in bouillon, water, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.
6. Stir and boil the mixture.
7. Decrease heat and cover partially. Simmer for 1 1/4 hours.
8. Strain the sauce and keep in a clean pan. Discard the vegetables.
9. Cool the sauce until frozen.

SERVING
10. Add Madeira and cognac before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Sauce
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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