Sauce & Pickle Recipes > Brown Sauce

How to make brown sauce:
A hot sauce that would go well with lamb chops and possibly pork chops. Not to be confused with the sugary commercial sauce of the same name.


1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon beef dripping
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
half pint meat stock
salt and pepper
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Melt the dripping in a heavy-bottomed pan.
- Add the onion and carrot and soften them in the dripping for about 12 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and simmer the mixture very gently for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- The mixture should turn a rich brown in colour.
- Remove from the heat, and, stirring all the time, gradually add the stock.
- Bring to the boil and then cover the pan and simmer the sauce for half an hour.
- Strain the vegetables out of the sauce.
- Season the sauce to taste and serve.