A simple, elegant sauce perfect for Beef Wellington as well as other meats.


Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in flour with a whisk.  Bring to a light golden brown.  Stir in beef stock until smooth.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for at least 5 more minutes.  Remove the bay leaf and clove before serving.  Good with most any meat, and especially so with Beef Wellington.