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Low Carb Entrecote à la Bordelaise. 3 Total Carbs " Sauce only"

Updated: May 6, 2020

Entrecote à la Bordelaise. In France this preparation is a sirloin or rib steak pan seared or grilled and topped with this red wine and shallot reduction sauce that is enriched with poached beef bone marrow . But even without the bone marrow this sauce is off the chain good !. Being a pure reduction naturally low in carbs and frankly in my opinion the best sauce for steak in the world !

Rich and unctuous this is the king of steak sauce,

Sauce Bordelaise


1- Bottle dry red wine.

2- Shallot’s minced.

2-3 sprigs of thyme.

1- Garlic clove crushed.

1-Tbsp black peppercorns cracked.

4- Cups low sodium beef stock

1-Bay leaf

Fresh lemon

2-Tbsp Better than Gourmet Classic Veal Demi-Glace (available on Amazon)

3-Tbsp chilled butter

Salt as needed


2- Ounces beef bone marrow (can be obtained from butcher)


If using Bone marrow. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and poach marrow for one to two minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Over medium high heat melt 1 tbsp. of the butter and gently sweat shallots till translucent, then add garlic clove, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper corns and cook for 1 minute more.

Add bottle of wine and raise temp to high. Reduce wine till almost cooked away just covering bottom of pan.

Add beef stock and reduce by half, you should have about 2 cups of sauce base. (Can be set aside at this point or put in the fridge for later)

To Finish:

Add demi-glace and incorporate over medium heat. Adjust sauce to desired thickness by further reducing or thinning with water. Taste for salt and if needed add a few drops of lemon juice for brightness

If using slice bone marrow and stir in now .

Off heat stir in butter till incorporated.

Spoon over steak and serve!

The video below will show you how to make the sauce and give you some pointers on steak preparation.

Nutrition Facts " Sauce Only " Servings 10.0 Amount Per Serving calories 116 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4 g 6 % Saturated Fat 2 g 10 % Monounsaturated Fat 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 8 mg 3 % Sodium 103 mg 4 % Potassium 67 mg 2 % Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1 % Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 % Sugars 0 g Protein 2 g 4 % Vitamin A 10 % Vitamin C 0 % Calcium 1 % Iron 1 % * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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