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Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Total Time
10 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)

Plenty of sautéed mushrooms give this sauce deep, meaty, umami flavor, balanced by a touch of acid from medium-bodied white wine.  Try it with steak, roasted or grilled chicken or pork; mashed potatoes; shepherd's pie filling; hot cooked rice or egg noodles.

How to Make It

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add the mushrooms and thyme to pan; sauté for 4 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned. Stir in broth, wine, cornstarch, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring until butter melts.

Chef's Notes

Make sure the sauce is bubbling as it cooks so the cornstarch can effectively thicken it. A couple of tablespoons of butter round out the flavors and add richness to this sauce—stir it in off the heat so it blends in and emulsifies.

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