orange pepper sauce

  • 25g (1oz) butter 
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 red or green pepper, sliced 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 15ml (1tbsp) flour 
  • Juice of 2 oranges and grated rind from 1 of them 
  • 150ml (¼pt) beef stock 
  • 30ml (2tbsp) clear honey 
  • Few sprigs of thyme


Melt butter in a saucepan, add the onion, pepper and seasoning. Cook until the onion is soft but not browned. Stir in the flour then gradually add the orange juice, rind and stock. Stir in the honey and add the sprigs of thyme. Heat slowly to boiling point then reduce the heat so that the sauce simmers gently for 1-2 minutes. 

Delicious served with hamburgers.