Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

From the Low Sodium and tweaked, a little by me. It is the best tasting substitute of the 4 or 5 I have tried. Just don't compare it with the real stuff! I used instant coffee granules to darken it up. Ingredients can be added or omitted, as desired. Could be doubled, or more for large amount.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small sauce pan combine wet ingredients to dry.
  2. whisk briskly, bring to a boil.
  3. simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, or until mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  4. Cool, and store in refrigerator. Since posting, I have discovered no need for storing under refrigeration. If you want to, fine, I no longer do. This is the second year I have left it out. No problem to date.
Most Helpful

Unfortunately, this stuff is just nasty. I went to 4-5 stores looking for sodium free beef bouillon and the only one I could find was Herb ox. Sure, it doesn't have salt but it has potassium chloride, which is to salt what saccharin is to sugar, complete with horrible aftertaste. I've used this only once, and very sparingly at that, and I'm afraid to use it again lest it ruins my dish! Sorry. I really wanted to like this sauce.

Goody2shz August 06, 2009

This will be a staple around here. You were right, it doesn't taste like the real stuff, it's lots better! The extra bonus is--No salt!

dozey doats November 28, 2007