This tasty Onion and Garlic Sauce has very strong flavors that pair well with more mild mains like grains and plant-based meats. As a bonus, it will also help you stay well during the winter!
When winter rolls around, it's good to consume as much onion and garlic as possible. Both of these vegetables have anti-bacterial properties that will help your body fight off coughs and colds. This delicious sauce makes it easy to get in plenty of these helpful veggies! Serve it over rolls, pasta, vegan meatloaf, or potatoes.
How to Make Onion and Garlic Sauce
- Sauté onions.
- Add garlic and sauté.
- Sprinkle in flour.
- Slowly add water and bring to simmer.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer.
Full directions for how to make Onion and Garlic Sauce are in the printable recipe card below.
Onion and Garlic Sauce FAQs
Does it matter which kind of onions I use?
Since the onion is cooked pretty well, it doesn't really matter which kind of onions you use. Since red onions are usually a little more expensive, this might be the time to use up your regular onions!
How long does this sauce last?
This sauce will last in your fridge for up to 1 week. Make sure to store it in an airtight container. However, the sauce's flavor and texture are at their best when served fresh.
Here are lots more recipes for simple sauces and such.
Onion and Garlic Sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large onions regular, red, or one of each; chopped
- 4 large cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp unbleached white flour
- 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos
- 2 tbsp dry red wine optional
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in a saucepan.
- Add the onions, and sauté over medium-low heat until golden.
- Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until the onion is lightly browned, stirring frequently.
- Sprinkle in the flour slowly and stir in.
- Slowly add 1 ¼ cups of water, raise the heat, and bring to a rapid simmer.
- Add the soy sauce, optional wine, and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer very gently for 10 minutes longer.