Merlot Dipping Sauce

Merlot Dipping Sauce

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"This is an excellent dipping sauce for wild game, steak, or London broil."


25 m servings 162 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Slowly bring the balsamic vinegar, Merlot, garlic, soy sauce, and honey to a boil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 20 to 25 minutes; remove from heat and add the butter to the mixture, stirring to thicken as the butter melts.
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  1. 54 Ratings


Fabulous. I made this exactly as written except that I added 8T butter (1 stick total) instead of 10T. The sauce thickens beautifully if you follow the directions. Excellent flavor. I used this ...

Used this as a fondue dipping sauce and it was excellent. Doesn't rewarm well though, needs to be made just prior to serving.

This is fabulous! I only ended up using about 4 T. Butter (yes, must be butter!) and it was great. Use really good wine and you will have a killer sauce. Fabulous.

We've made this three times in the past month. Absolutely delicious, and I wouldn't change a thing. We serve the sauce in little bowls for dipping.

This is very yummy--this coming from someone who not only loves balsamic vinegar but also sweet things. I do think that I would cut down on the honey--maybe in half--and a little of the butter....

This is an excellent sauce, but I don't feel it needs all of that butter. I halve the butter and it is still very rich. The first time I made it, I used the full amount and it was just overkil...

I didn't change a thing, but I did guess on measurements and quadrupled the recipe. The simmering is important, it gets better over time. Thanks so much!

This is my new favorite sauce! Outstanding!

This sauce is incredible. A must try for all steak lovers. Everything on my plate was dipped in the sauce at some point during dinner, it's that good! I followed the instructions exactly except...