Wine Reduction Sauce

This four-ingredient red wine reduction sauce perfectly complements a juicy cut of beef tenderloin.

This recipe goes with Chutneyed Beef Tenderloin

Yield: 1 cup
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3 small shallots, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 to 4 fresh thyme sprigs


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup (40 minutes). Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a measuring cup, pressing with back of a spoon to remove all juices. Discard solids. Cover and chill, if desired.
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