Guinness Beer paired with shallots, garlic, Dijon mustard, and a bit of brown sugar makes a delicious sauce in record time.
- 2 tablespoons shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup Guinness
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons butter, cold
- 2 tablespoons flour
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- Lightly heat a saucepan.
- Add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Add the shallots and sauté gently until lightly brown.
- Add the garlic. Sauté until fragrant.
- Add the brown sugar and the Dijon mustard.
- Add the beef broth and Guinness beer.
- Gently simmer 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld and cook off the alcohol.
- While the sauce simmers, knead together the cold butter and flour to form a smooth “dough” ball called a beurre manie. You will use this to thicken the sauce.
- Once the sauce has simmered, thicken the sauce to the desired consistency by dropping and whisking bits of the beurre manie into the sauce.
- Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, add the thyme.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning with kosher salt.