Sauce Chasseur is a composite sauce as it is made with Sauce Espagnole as a base. I have served Sauce Chasseur with game, which tends to be very lean, such as venison, rabbit, partridge or pheasant dishes. In addition to game, the sauce really dresses up the more common pork and beef tenderloins, and is equally good with venison loin and tenderloin.

Sauce Chasseur (Hunter's Sauce)

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Moderately difficult
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1/2 lb mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp shallots minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup Sauce Espagnole
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Slice mushrooms, thinly slice stems, if using.
  • Melt butter and add oil to a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Sauté mushrooms until they start to brown.
  • Add salt, pepper and shallots and stir to combine, cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Add Sauce Espagnole tomato sauce and parsley.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir and remove from heat, reserve until ready to use.

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