Bordelaise Sauce Recipe

Real Restaurant Sauce Recipe

So you need a great recipe for Bordelaise Sauce to enhance a beef or pork entrée. Congratulations! You have discovered exactly what you need.

The restaurant recipe for this sauce is both delicious and relatively easy to make. However, it does take some time to cook (reduce). On the other hand, this recipe will give you enough sauce to use several times over.

Use this Bordelaise with roast beef, pork, sirloin steak or tenderloin steak! I do ... and restaurant customers approve. They have asked me for this restaurant sauce recipe.

In fact, restaurant customers have requested so many of these restaurant recipes I decided they must be right to suggest this website. Hopefully you, too, will be pleased.

Bordelaise Sauce

Real Restaurant Sauce Recipe

Preparation time: 1 hour. Number of servings: 20


  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 ounces chopped shallots
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed peppercorns (your choice)
  • Pinch of thyme
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • 1 quart demi-glace
  • 2 ounces butter



  • Combine wine, shallots, peppercorns, thyme, bay leaf in sauce pan
  • Cook slowly until reduced by three-fourths (liquid will be 1/4 of the original volume, hence the flavor!)
  • Add demi-glace
  • Simmer 15 to 20 minutes, then cut 2 ounces of butter into pieces and swirl in
  • Use immediately or store in refrigerator. Cool in a shallow pan

This Bordelaise recipe is wonderful. Try it! You’ll be pleased.

Thanks for your interest in these restaurant recipes that work.

There are many on the website besides this sauce recipe, so please "click around."

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Did you know? The first recorded use of Bordelaise was 1902.