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Sauce Recipes for Meat and Pork

Classic Sauces for Roasted and Grilled Meat Dishes


These classic sauces, like the mushroom sauce, red wine reduction sauce and others based on the traditional demi-glace, can be served with meat and pork dishes, including grilled steaks, chops and roasts.

1. Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Mushroom sauce for roasts and steaks
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This classic Mushroom Sauce can be served with all kinds of roasted or grilled meat dishes, including steaks. It's made with sauteed mushrooms, shallots and just a splash of sherry.

2. Red Wine Reduction Sauce

The Marchand de Vin (French for "wine merchant") Sauce is a finished sauce made by reducing red wine and chopped shallots with a basic demi-glace. Another ideal accompaniment for roasts and steaks.

3. Robert Sauce Recipe

The Robert (pronounced "ro-BAIR") Sauce is a finished sauce made with onions, mustard and white wine. The Sauce Robert can be served with any sort of meat, but is particularly tasty with grilled pork.

4. Charcutière Sauce Recipe

Another great sauce for grilled pork dishes, the Charcutière Sauce is basically a Robert Sauce garnished with chopped cornichons.

5. Lyonnaise Sauce Recipe

In classical cooking, anything "Lyonnaise" indicates that there are onions involved. Thus, the Lyonnaise Sauce is a demi-glace based sauce made with onions and white wine vinegar. it pairs well with roasted meats, grilled pork and even poultry dishes.

6. Bercy Sauce Recipe

This verision of the Bercy sauce, named after a district in the east of Paris, is a savory sauce for roasts and steaks. It's a lot like the red wine reduction sauce above, only it's made by reducing white wine instead of red.

7. Chasseur Sauce Recipe

The Chasseur Sauce, from the French word for "hunter," is served with venison, rabbit and other game dishes. It's made with sauteéed mushrooms and shallots and a white wine reduction.

8. Béarnaise Sauce Recipe

Béarnaise is a rich, buttery, aromatic sauce featuring shallots, tarragon and crushed black peppercorns. Béarnaise is typically served with grilled steak.

9. Madeira Sauce Recipe

The Madeira Sauce is made by adding Madeira wine to a basic demi-glace. The Madeira sauce is great with roasts and steaks.

10. Port Wine Sauce Recipe

Another sauce that's fantastic with roasted meats, the Port Wine Sauce is made by adding port wine to a basic demi-glace.

11. Caper Sauce for Lamb

This flavorful sauce is made by simmering lamb bones in stock and then reducing, then adding wine capers and a little bit of lemon juice. It's ideal for serving with a roasted leg of lamb.
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