Dairy-Free Bordelaise Sauce

This sauce is delicious on lamb, but also pairs well with most other meats. Use your creativity and pair it up!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 Tbsp. lactose-free margarine
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup. dry red wine
  • 1 tsp. beef-flavored bouillon granules
  • 1½ tsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅛ tsp. dried whole thyme
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Sauté shallot until softened. Gradually add flour, stirring constantly until smooth (about one minute).
  • Slowly add water, wine, and bouillon. Stir constantly until sauce reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Stir in parsley, bay leaf, thyme, and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Remove bay leaf. Serve sauce warm.