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Espagnole Sauce

['1 small carrot, coarsely chopped', '1 medium onion, coarsely chopped', '1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter', '1/4 cup all-purpose flour', '4 cups hot beef stock or reconstituted beef-veal demi-glace concentrate*', '1/4 cup canned tomato purée', '2 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped', '1 celery rib, coarsely chopped', '1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns', '1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf']

Cook carrot and onion in butter in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Add flour and cook roux over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until medium brown, 6 to 10 minutes. Add hot stock in a fast stream, whisking constantly to prevent lumps, then add tomato purée, garlic, celery, peppercorns, and bay leaf and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat and cook at a bare simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 3 cups, about 45 minutes.
Pour sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding solids.
*Available at some specialty foods shops and (stock requires a dilution ratio of 1:16; 1/4 cup concentrate to 4 cups water).

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