Vegetable Demi-Glace (Vegan, Gluten Free Options)

This demi-glace recipe is vegetarian, meatless, and can easily be made vegan and gluten free! A delicious savory addition to sauces, soup, or stews.  Loaded with fresh vegetables, spices, and reduced down to perfection.

I recently made demi-glace for the first time for a recipe… and had a hard time finding a vegetarian or vegan version out there!  So I made one. Used in French cooking, demi-glace is a rich thick stock used for adding into sauces or topping proteins.  This meatless version will amp up your next soup, stew, or gravy!

This Demi-Glace (Vegan, GF) Is:

  • Rich
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Earthy
  • Thick
  • Herby
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, and can be made gluten free
  • A great addition to any sauce!

I originally made this demi-glace for a bourguinon stew!  It was such a fantastic addition to the recipe… although the demi-glace does take time, I would 100% recommend it to thicken and flavor any saucy dish you are making.

What’s In This Vegetable Demi-Glace Recipe?

  • Butter: Dairy free for a vegan version.
  • Carrots: for sweetness
  • Celery: gives the demi-glace an aromatic flavor
  • Onion: for flavor
  • Mushrooms: for an earthiness and deep brown color
  • Flour: to thicken the sauce and form a roux
  • Vegetable stock: homemade or low sodium/no salt added
  • Spices: In a cheesecloth sachet, I added bay leaves, garlic, thyme, parsley, and peppercorns.

How Do I Make This Vegetarian Demi-Glace?

  1. To a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and mushrooms and cook for 5 or 6 minutes until the vegetables become translucent and cook down.
  2. Stir in the flour, which should make a thick paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups of the vegetable stock, and stir well until a creamy stock begins to form.
  4. Add the spice sachet to the pot.  Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by about half.
  5. Strain out the vegetables (and save them for another recipe!) until only the sauce and sachet remain.
  6. Add the remaining 2 cups of Vegetable stock to the pot, and simmer for another 45 minutes until the sauce has reduced into a thick and creamy consistency. Discard sachet.
  7. Add the demi glace to any recipe, sauce, or soup!  Freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray to easily add to recipes in the future.

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Vegetarian Demi-Glace Recipe (V, GF)

This demi-glace recipe is vegetarian, meatless, and can easily be made vegan and gluten free! A delicious savory addition to sauces, soup, or stews.  Loaded with fresh vegetables, spices, and reduced down to perfection.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, French

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter use dairy free for vegan version
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour use gluten free for GF version
  • 5 cups Vegetable stock

For the Spice Sachet

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/8 cup parsley stems
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns

Instructions
 

  • To a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and mushrooms and cook for 5 or 6 minutes until the vegetables become translucent and cook down.
  • Stir in the flour, which should make a thick paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of the vegetable stock, and stir well until a creamy stock begins to form.
  • Add the spice sachet to the pot.  Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by about half.
  • Strain out the vegetables (and save them for another recipe!) until only the sauce and sachet remain.
  • Add the remaining 2 cups of Vegetable stock to the pot, and simmer for another 45 minutes until the sauce has reduced into a thick and creamy consistency. Discard sachet.
  • Add the demi glace to any recipe, sauce, or soup!  Freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray to easily add to recipes in the future.
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