Linda's Balsamic Reduction Sauce For Beef, Pork & Lamb

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"This reduction is great with beef, pork or lamb. If you want just that little extra something to make your meal a "Gourmet Delight", make this sauce to drizzle over your meat. It's wonderful and full of flavor... WOW! Please Note: If you don't like sweetness to your sauce, reduce or omit the brown sugar, and you will still have a wonderful sauce."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (139.5 g)
  • Calories 118.2
  • Total Fat - 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 53.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 11 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 14.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a small pan combine vinegar, sugar, rosemary, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low

Step 2

Simmer 10-15 minutes to thicken sauce, and reduce by 2/3.

Step 3

Remove crushed garlic.

Step 4

Add butter pats one at at time, mixing them each in well. (Butter gives the sauce a nice flavor and sheen).

Step 5

Drizzle sauce over prepared meat.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


4 Reviews


I halved this recipe as it was for only 3 of us. Wish I hadn't! This sauce is divine, such a richness that this would make any meat into a gourmet meal. Just a perfect and flavoursome sauce.


review by:
(20 Apr 2015)


Very nice addition to the top of my lamb roast. I will make this to use with other cuts of meat. We enjoyed it very much!


(7 Nov 2013)


I cooked a steak on the grill and used this reduction sauce for the top. It is a sensational tasting sauce and made me feel like we were eating at a top notch restaurant, and happy that I was able to do it myself for pennies! I will use this often on all kinds of things!


review by:
(3 May 2013)


I made an eye of round roast in the crock pot to drizzle this sauce over and oh gosh it is good! We really like using balsamic vinegar when cooking and this had the aged flavor we enjoy but enough sweet to not be overwhelming. I think this would be very nice with a grilled steak or thick cut pork chops. Linda this is a definite "gourmet delight"! Made and reviewed for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game in the Game Forum.


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(21 Mar 2012)