Bordeaux Wine Sauce for Steak

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a short-cut for demi-glace or espagnole made with beef gravy or brown gravy. It is called Bordeaux, but any dry red wine will suffice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 12 cup dry red wine
  • 12 cup beef gravy or 12 cup beef gravy
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add shallots and cook about 30 seconds while stirring. Add wine and cook until reduced by about 1/2.
  2. Add brown gravy and cook about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Swirl in remaining tablespoon butter and serve.
Most Helpful

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I used a can of rosbif gravy (but only 1/2 cup). I used merlot dry red wine. The sauce is very easy to do. Very tasty. We all liked it even my son whch surprised me because of the wine. But I didn't tell him there was wine. Thanks threeovens :) Made for ZWT8 for the Diners, Winers and Chives.