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Homemade Red Wine Sauce

How about preparing a sauce that will add flavor to your meat and vegetable dishes at home? Here is one of the sauces that go best with steak, lamb and vegetable dishes: Red Wine Sauce Recipe.

April 6, 2021
Red Wine SaucePhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 30 mins



  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the beef slices until golden brown for a few minutes.
  2. Saute the shallots for about 4-5 minutes until soft. Continue cooking until the onion turns golden brown.
  3. Then add the leaf and fresh oregano to the pot.
  4. Add the flour and butter to the onion mixture. Bake until you get a doughy consistency.
  5. Pour the vinegar and boil and bubble for 1 minute. Add the wine and boil until it is reduced.
  6. Add the broth and boil again. Reduce the heat and cook slowly for 1 hour. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve.
  7. Add the spices and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  8. The sauce is ready to be served.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Red Wine Sauce
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 41 mg13.7%
Sodium 72 mg3.1%
Potassium 350 mg7.4%
Protein 20.2 g40.4%
Total Fat 10 g12.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can add a piece of butter to thicken the wine sauce.
  • You can also use starch to thicken the sauce.
  • If your sauce is too thick, add some water or broth.
  • Do not choose a pepper-flavored red wine. This can cause the sauce to overwhelm the taste of the food.
  • Do not overheat or boil the sauce. This causes the consistency of the sauce to deteriorate.
  • Let the wine boil over low heat. The water will continue to boil while the wine thickens in this way.
  • Add flour without heating the butter too much. Otherwise, the flour may clump in a hot pan.
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A sauce with a flavor that will make any meal out of the ordinary, Red Wine Gravy! This delicious sauce, which you can use in many recipes from meat dishes to pasta, from vegetable dishes to salads, emphasizes the natural flavors of the meals. At the same time, it adds flavor to recipes with its velvety texture and slightly sweet aroma.

It has a unique harmony with lamb, beef and duck meat. With this easy recipe, you can take the flavor of your meals to the next level. Enrich your table with wine sauce on special occasions or family meals on weekends. Try this sauce recipe right now, which you can adapt to vegan or keto nutrition. Enjoy your meal!

What is Red Wine Sauce?

Wine sauce is a sauce made with wine, the main ingredient of which is broth, oil, onion, garlic, spices and other ingredients. It can be prepared with a variety of wine types, including red wine, white wine and port wine.

Some wine sauces are boiled to intensify their flavor and make their taste sharper. Red wine sauce is one of these sauces.

Red wine sauce is also known as red wine jus and red wine gravy. This wine sauce is one of the sauces prepared with broth and thickened by reduction. Although red wine sauce is used for steak, this sauce is often used in chicken, fish and vegetable dishes.

How to Make Red Wine Sauce?

A bowl of the red wine saucePhoto By The Balance Kitchen

To make red wine gravy at home, you can follow the steps below to prepare a delicious and thick sauce.

  1. Choosing the Right Wine For Cooking: Be careful not to choose wines with a sharp and bitter taste. Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet are some of the best red wines you can choose in cooking.
  2. Red Wine Reduction Sauce: The process of boiling the sauce is the most important step in making sauce from wine. If you are going to prepare a sauce that contains alcohol, pour a bottle of wine into a saucepan. Cook on low or medium heat. Because cooking over high heat causes the wine to become too hot and its consistency to be juicy. For preparing sauce that does not contain alcohol, you can use non-alcoholic substitutes instead of wine.
  3. Preparing the Wine Jus: After the wine has thickened, remove the pot from the stove. Wait for the wine to cool. Then add the butter or olive oil. When the oil is heated, add the flour and mix all ingredients. Add the broth slowly. Bring the sauce to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Service: When the red wine sauce is ready, let the steak cool for about 4-5 minutes before serving it over.

How To Make Red Wine Reduction?

The wine reduction process is boiling the sauce on low heat to thicken it. This process is used to obtain concentrated sauce. This ensures that the sauce has a more intense taste and consistency. However, it is necessary to do the process carefully at this point. If it gets too hot, the sauce may be bitter.

How to Thicken Red Wine? To thicken the Red Wine, add the cold wine to a saucepan. Turn on the stove on low heat and bring it to a boil slowly. After the wine has boiled, cook for about 30-45 minutes (wine will be reduced by half).

What Is A Good Non-alcoholic Substitute For Red Wine?

If you prefer your sauce to be non-alcoholic, there are ingredients you can use instead of red wine. However, you should not forget that the original taste of the sauce will change.

3 Non-Alcoholic Substitutes for Red Wine

Red Wine Vinegar

Red wine vinegar is made from red wine. But their flavors are different from each other. Wine vinegar has an acidic and tangy flavor. It has low alcohol content. It can be preferred instead of red wine in uncooked dishes such as salads and salad dressings.

Meat Broth or Vegetable Broth

You can use the amount of broth or vegetable stock specified in the recipe. Optionally, you can add both meat and vegetable stock in the form of 3/4 broth and 1/4 vegetable stock. You can also choose chicken broth.

Here if you are adding wine to soften a meat or dish, you should add some white vinegar along with the broth. One cup of broth and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar should be used as a measure.

Cranberry Sauce

In many red wine sauce recipes, cranberry sauce is optionally added. You can also use cranberry sauce, which gives the recipe a sweet aroma, as a wine substitute or as a supplementary ingredient. You can add white vinegar to balance the sweetness of the sauce.

Is Red Wine Keto-Friendly?

Although not all red wines are suitable for keto feeding, some of the Keto Red Wine Brands are:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet

Is Red Wine Vegan?

Not all wines are keto or vegan. Still, vegan red wines are substantial. Some of the Vegan Red Wine Brands:

  • Backsberg Merlot
  • Charles shaw
  • Frey Vineyards
  • Red Truck Wines
  • The Vegan Vine

How to Store Red Wine Sauce?

How Long Can Red Wine Sauce Be Kept In The Refrigerator? You can store the red wine jus in airtight containers for up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Wine Sauce? Yes. Cool the sauce at room temperature after cooking. Then pour the sauce into the ice trays and freeze. If you wish, you can keep the sauce in airtight containers. In this way, you can freeze the sauce for up to 4 months.

Can You Make Red Wine Sauce In Advance? Yes. You can prepare this delicious sauce two days in advance. You can preheat it before serving. If the pre-heated sauce gets too thick, you can add consistency with some broth.

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