Choron Sauce (Tomato-Spiked Béarnaise Sauce) Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • Using an immersion blender makes it totally easy to form what can otherwise be a difficult sauce.
  • A basic tomato purée made from fresh tomatoes adds a bright, sweet flavor.

Most of us know that Béarnaise is a derivative sauce based on Hollandaise, but how many of us know other children of that classic French mother sauce? Here's one to add to your stable: Choron sauce, made by blending tomato purée with Béarnaise. It's delicious on steak, chicken, eggs, vegetables, and more. If serving with steak, as shown in the photo here, try any of our basic steak recipes, including grilled steak, pan-seared steak, and sous vide steak.

Recipe Facts

Active: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 16 servings
Makes: 2 cups

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  1. As soon as you finish making the Béarnaise, add the tomato coulis and blend with an immersion blender until completely incorporated. Taste sauce; if the added sweetness of the tomato requires it, add more vinegar to taste until sauce is well balanced. (It should be sweet, with a subtle but noticeable tartness.) Keep warm until ready to serve.

Special equipment

Strainer or food mill, immersion blender


If your tomato coulis (i.e., the purée) is a little bit thin, reduce it by gently simmering it in a nonstick skillet until it forms a slightly thicker purée; use a full 1/4 cup of that reduced purée. You can also substitute 2 tablespoons tomato paste for the 1/4 cup tomato coulis.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
137 Calories
15g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 44mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)