Brown sauce is a condiment used in the British and French cuisine. It is used in various recipes depending on the content used to prepare the sauce. In the British cuisine, brown sauce is made from butter and flour. It is made of browned roux and meat stock in classical French cuisine.
It is basically a mixture of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Other major ingredients include tomatoes, molasses, dates, tamarind and spices. Brown sauce is served with meals, and dishes like breakfasts, bacon sandwiches, chips or baked beans.
In some parts of the world, a combination of brown sauce and spirit vinegar is popularly served with fish and chips. It is either tarty or sweet with a peppery savour. Meat stock based brown sauce is more like gravy.
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Brown sauce is added while cooking to improve poorer quality meats.
In U.S.A, it is commonly termed as brown gravy.