Tag Archives: Sauces & Gravies

Pollo Tropical Copycat Cilantro Garlic Sauce

12 oz sour cream (can sub Greek yogurt)
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch cilantro stems removed, rinsed and chopped
3 T olive oil
1 lime squeezed
salt to taste

Add all ingredients except salt to food processor and mix until smooth. Add salt, be careful not to add too much salt in the beginning. Add a pinch and taste it. If you think it needs more, add more. Makes 1 cup.

10 Minute Fudge Sauce (crunchycreamysweet)

1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c unsalted butter
1/4 c milk
1 t vanilla

Mix brown sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, cook butter and milk until it starts to bubble ( about 5 min on medium heat). Add cocoa mix. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook for 2 min until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. It will thicken. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat for 10 seconds in microwave before using. Makes 1 cup.

The Best Homemade Sausage Gravy (simplylearningkids)

16 oz roll sausage meat
4 T butter
1/2 c flour
4 c milk & extra
1 t ground sage
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t freshly ground pepper
1/2 t salt
buttermilk biscuits (for serving)

Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once cooked, place sausage in a paper towel lined bowl to drain off any excess grease. Melt butter in the skillet and then add the sausage back into the pan. Stir to coat the sausage in the butter. Add in the flour and stir the sausage to coat. Cook for about 2 – 3 min. Pour in milk and stir for a min or so. Add in the sage, onion powder, pepper and salt. Bring the gravy to a low boil and then turn down to low. The bubbling is what will thicken the gravy. After 5 – 10 min transfer the gravy into a glass container and cover. Place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, warm the gravy over low heat on the stove. Add in milk as necessary to thin the gravy out.  Add salt to taste. Serve over buttermilk biscuits.

Creamy Brie Mushroom Sauce (closetcooking)

2 T butter
1 small onion, diced
8 oz various mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t thyme, chopped
1/4 c dry white wine (or broth)
1/4 c vegetable broth, beef broth or chicken broth
1/4 c cream
4 oz brie
1/2 c parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
1 T white miso paste (opt)
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, add onions and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms release their liquids and it’s absorbed, about 10 min. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for a min. Add the wine and deglaze the pan. Add the broth and cream, bring to a boil and simmer to thicken, about 2 – 4 min, before mixing in the cheeses and miso and removing from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4. A creamy mushroom sauce made even creamier with brie that is perfect on everything from pasta to steaks to veggies!

Boom Boom Sauce (itisakeeper)

1/4 c mayonnaise
1 T ketchup
1 T sweet chili sauce
1 t garlic powder
3/4 t Sriracha

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Korean BBQ Sauce (littlespicejar)

3/4 c low sodium soy sauce
1/4 c water
1 c light brown sugar
1/4 c mirin
2 T sesame oil
1 T rice wine vinegar
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 t red pepper flakes
2 t sriracha sauce
1 t grated ginger
1 1/2 T grated garlic
1 scallion, finely chopped
3 T cornstarch & 3 T water (slurry)

In a saucepan combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, mirin, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, sriracha, ginger, garlic and scallion. Heat the sauce on high and bring to a boil, about 5 – 7 min. In a small bowl, combine the 3 cornstarch and water to make a slurry, stir until smooth. Once the sauce is boiling, add the cornstarch slurry and whisk until thick. Continue to cook the sauce until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and hold, about 6 – 8 min. Let the sauce cool completely before pouring into a clean jar. The sauce is ready if you would like to use it immediately as well. Store remaining sauce in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 2 cups.

Ways to Use This Sauce:

brush onto salmon filets a few min before they’re done baking
toss with chicken and vegetables
use it to coat chicken wings
in the crock pot with a 1 1/2 lbs chicken & 2 c of this sauce
brush onto grilled chicken
brush on to grilled shrimp skewers
dipping sauce for chicken nuggets
dipping sauce for shrimp poppers or coconut shrimp
on a Korean bbq chicken pizza

Fry Sauce (budgetsavvydiva)

1/2 c lite mayo
3 T ketchup
pinch of salt
1 t apple cider vinegar
1/8 t pepper
sprinkle paprika

Mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy with fries or even veggies. The sauce stays good in your fridge for at least 1 month.

Simply THE BEST Red Enchilada Sauce EVER! (happilyunprocessed)

2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T flour (can sub gluten free flour)
3 T chili powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t cumin
1/4 t salt or to taste
2 c chicken broth (can sub vegetable broth)

Heat oil in a small saucepan over med/low heat. Add flour and whisk for approx 1 min. Add all the spices and stir. Gradually and slowly add the broth, whisking to prevent any lumps. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 min or until enchilada sauce thickens. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. Yield: approx 1 1/2 – 2 cups depending on how much you reduce it.

Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce (averiecooks)

1, 8 oz bag fresh cranberries
1 1/2 c frozen blueberries, unthawed
1 c cabernet sauvignon (or your favorite red wine)
1 c sugar
1 T cinnamon or to taste
1 t ground cloves or to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium to large pot and bring to a rolling boil, stirring intermittently. Make sure pot has room for sauce to at least triple in volume. The juices from the berries release and as the mix boils rapidly, it will foam and can easily overflow. Reduce heat to low and allow sauce to simmer for about 20 – 30 min or until reduced and thickened slightly and most of the cranberries have burst. Sauce will thicken more as it cools. Transfer to mason jars or containers with lids. Allow sauce to cool at room temp before refrigerating. Sauce will keep airtight in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. Note: Can sub water for the wine if desired, but flavour will be altered.

Peanut Sauce (epicurious)

1 1″ piece ginger, peeled
1 small garlic clove
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
2 T reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 T fresh lime juice
1 t packed light brown sugar
1/4 – 1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
1/3 c water & more as needed

With motor running, drop ginger and garlic clove into a blender and blend until finely chopped. Add peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and water and blend, adding more water by tablespoonfuls if needed to thin, until smooth. DO AHEAD: Peanut sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and chill. Bring to room temp before using. Makes 2 cups.

White Spot Triple “O” Sauce

1 c mayonnaise
2 T milk
1 1/2 t honey
1 t paprika
1/4 t cayenne
1/2 t sugar
1 t lemon juice
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t white vinegar
1 t Heinz Chili Sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Adjust seasoning to your taste. Let it chill in the fridge for an hour or more to give the flavors a change to mingle!

Basic Pizza Sauce (cookinglight)

2 t extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t dried oregano

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 min stirring frequently. Remove tomatoes from can using a slotted spoon, reserving juices. Crush tomatoes. Stir tomatoes, juices, salt and oregano into garlic mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 min stirring occasionally.

Chinese Imperial Palace Sweet and Sour Sauce (copykat)

1/3 c white vinegar
1 c water
2/3 c sugar
dash salt
dash MSG (opt)
dash Tabasco

Cook over medium heat and add:

1 T cornstarch combined with 2 T water
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
dash white pepper

Cook until it is bubbly and thick. Remove from stove and add:

2 T ketchup.

This will stay good in the refrigerator for about a week

Chinese Red Sauce (grouprecipes)

2 c water
3/4 c Heinz ketchup
3/4 c white sugar
3 T red grenadine
3 T cornstarch
1/4 c water

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan on top of the stove and cook on medium heat for 1 – 2 min. In the meantime, mix 3 T cornstarch with 1/4 c water and add to the other ingredients to thicken the sauce. Cook until thickened.

Chili Cream Sauce (tinyurbankitchen)

2 T sour cream
1 T mayonnaise
juice of 1 lime
1 t hot chili sauce
1 t chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

Mix and serve!

Mcdonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce (food)

1/4 c apricot preserves
1/4 c peach preserves
2 T light corn syrup
5 t white vinegar
1 1/2 t cornstarch
1/2 t soy sauce
1/2 t yellow mustard
1/4 t salt
1/8 t garlic powder
2 T water

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender EXCEPT for the water and puree until the mix is smooth. Pour the mix in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in the water and stir. Bring this mix to a boil and allow it to boil for 5 min while stirring often. When it is fully thickened, take the pan off the heat source and let it cool. Yield: 3/4 cup (approx.)

Heinz Ketchup (topsecretrecipes)

1 6­z can tomato paste
1/2 c light corn syrup
1/2 c white vinegar
1/4 c water
1 T sugar
1 t salt
1/4 t onion powder
1/8 t garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth. When mix comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 min, stirring often. Remove pan from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store in a covered container.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Blender Hollandaise Sauce (Tom)

3 egg yolks
2 t lemon juice
1/4 t salt
pinch cayenne
1/2 c butter

In blender combine egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne. Cover and turn blender on and immediately off. Melt butter until it begins to bubble. Turn blender on and add hot butter gradually into egg yolk mix. Turn blender off and keep warm in shallow pan of warm water, if necessary. Makes about 1 cup. Can double.

Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ever! (therecipecritic)

1/2 c butter
2 c heavy whipping cream
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 t minced garlic
1 t garlic powder
1 t Italian seasoning
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 c grated parmesan cheese

In a medium saucepan add butter, heavy whipping cream and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 – 5 min or until it starts to thicken. Toss it with your favorite pasta!

Arby’s Horsey Sauce

1 c mayo
3 T bottled creamy horseradish sauce
1 T sugar

Mix well. Keep refrigerated, tightly covered. Use in 2 weeks. Do not freeze.