espagnole sauce in a bowl

Espagnole sauce is one of the 5 mother sauces, and in my opinion it’s super delicious especially with grilled chicken or beef. When you have this sauce in your hand all you need to do is blanch some vegetables, grill the meat and enjoy.


4 cup beef broth
1 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) celery stock
2 small (5-1/2" long) carrots
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) onion
0.25 cup Butter
0.25 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup tomato puree
1 tsp minced garlic
3 tsp, crumbled bay leafs
10 gram Salt
5 gram black pepper


saute the vegetables

Place the butter in a pot over medium heat then add the finely chopped onions, celery and carrots.

add minced garlic to the mix

Saute the ingredients about 6 to 8 minutes until tender then add minced garlic.

add the flour to the mix

Saute the vegetable mixture for about 2 minutes more then add the flour.

adding the beef borth

Cook the mixture while stirring constantly until medium brown then pour in the beef broth.

add tomato puree

Keep whisking constantly to prevent lumps then add the tomato puree.

adding bay leaves to espagnole sauce

Stir to combine, add bay leafs and season with salt and pepper.

simmer the sauce

Simmer the sauce for about 45 minutes until cook and thickened.

pure the sauce through a mesh

Pour the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl to discarding solids.

the spagnole sauce is thickened

Simmer the sauce for 10 to 15 minutes until thickened as desired.

espagnole sauce ready in bowl dressed with some mint leaves

Now your delicious sauce is ready to enjoy.

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Servings 4
Calories per serving 182 Cals
Prepare Time 0 min
Cook Time 0 min
Total Time 0 min


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 182 Cals
Calcium, Ca 45.57 mg
Carbohydrate 18.22 g
Cholesterol 30.5 mg
Fat 11.91 g
Fiber 3.18 g
Folate 23.96 ug
Iron, Fe 1.69 mg
Magnesium, Mg 26.12 mg
Niacin 1.36 mg
Protein 2.76 g
Sodium, Na 1014.99 mg
Sugars 5.56 g
Thiamin 0.06 mg
Vitamin A 4929.98 iu
Vitamin B6 0.17 mg
Vitamin C 10.89 mg