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Spice Up Your Steak with This Thyme Red Wine Sauce

Try this recipe for a rich sauce that pairs perfectly with beef.

Spice Up Your Steak with This Thyme Red Wine Sauce
Cold winter nights call for rich sauces to accompany your favorite dishes. Thyme red wine sauce is a classic pairing for beef. Watch  Chef Stuart O'Keeffe in the  KD101 test kitchen share tips for deglazing and how to manage those tricky corks.

Thyme Red Wine Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • ½ bottle red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • In a heavy sauce pan, heat oil and sauté onion, carrot, and celery for 5 minutes. 
  • Add wine and deglaze pan. Scrape bottom of pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Add broth broth and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make a quick roux by combining flour with softened butter
  • Add roux to saucepan and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Simmer until sauce thickens; strain. 

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