What’s the point of buying bottled steak sauce when you can make your own that tastes better and costs less?
This homemade steak sauce recipe is a flavorful blend that takes only 5 minutes to make and goes great with any cut of beef.
Steak sauce transforms an ordinary steak into a gourmet meal!
There are numerous ways to flavor steak, ranging from a hearty mushroom sauce to homemade spice rubs to bold and savory steak sauce.
What I like best about this sauce is how quickly it comes together and how delicious it is with a variety of meats.
This recipe has only a few ingredients and is a go-to condiment in my house.
I was given the task of using up 4 pounds of portobello mushrooms a few months ago. You may be wondering why I had so many mushrooms.
Oh, and my Instacart shopper misread my order for four mushrooms and delivered four pounds.
I was traveling at the time and had an order delivered to my house so that I would be ready for the week ahead, which is one of the many reasons I love Instacart.
My husband sent me a photo of our fridge and asked if I planned on selling mushrooms from our house. LOL!
While I adore this grocery delivery service and how it has literally given me more time to spend with my family, mistakes like these do occur.
But, luckily for you, this got me in the kitchen making everything I could to use up the mushrooms!
HOW DO YOU MAKE STEAK SAUCE?
To begin, combine the ketchup, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and seasonings in a mixing bowl.
Stir everything together until it forms a smooth sauce. Use the sauce right away or store it in the fridge for later use.
STEAK SAUCE FLAVOR VARIATIONS
This sauce is delicious on its own, but you can add other ingredients to make it your own.
- Garlic lovers, substitute 2 teaspoons sautéed garlic for the garlic powder listed in the recipe.
- Increase the amount of honey to 1 1/2 tablespoons for a sweet and savory flavor.
- Add 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, and 1 teaspoon lime juice to taste.
- Asian Style: Substitute low sodium soy sauce for the Worcestershire sauce. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Spicy: Increase the heat by adding more hot sauce, buffalo wing sauce, or sriracha sauce to taste. 2 teaspoons of canned chipotle peppers are another option.
- Creamy: For a creamier sauce, add 1/3 cup mayonnaise.
WHAT CONDIMENTS GO WITH STEAK?
Steak sauce is a classic accompaniment to beef, but there are many other options to try.
- Compound Butter: Combine softened butter with herbs, garlic, spices, and other flavorings such as lemon zest to make compound butter. 2 teaspoons of butter on top of the cooked steaks.
- Herb Sauce: Fresh herbs are the ideal complement to a rich steak. Make a pesto with basil or gremolata with parsley.
- Salsa: Steak pairs well with a variety of salsas, including salsa verde, pico de gallo, and even fresh pineapple salsa.
- Tapenade: I like to top a steak with a scoop of olive, artichoke, or sun dried tomato tapenade.
- Aioli: Combine mayonnaise, garlic, herbs, and spices to make a creamy dipping sauce for your meat.
HOMEMADE STEAK SAUCE MAKES A GREAT GIFT
This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. Divide it into small bottles, label them, and give them as a great gift.
The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and frozen for up to 2 months.
Nothing beats a perfectly prepared steak, whether at home or at the best steakhouses in the United States and beyond.
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE STEAK SAUCE LAST?
Allow the steak sauce to cool completely before storing it. Then place it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.
It can last up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months in airtight freezer-safe bags.
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT SAUCE
- I use jarred refrigerated horseradish because it’s convenient and delicious. This is the secret ingredient that truly distinguishes the sauce.
- Look for ketchup that does not contain high fructose corn syrup; the flavor will be improved.
- This sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also store the sauce in the freezer for later use. Simply place the sauce in the refrigerator to thaw before using.
- While this sauce is obviously delicious with steak, I also use it on grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, and hamburgers. It’s also delicious as a dip for french fries!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Bull’s-Eye blend of tangy tomato and bell pepper, with a deep chilli aftertaste, is used to make this BBQ sauce for pork chops and steak. Tomato puree, sugar, spirit vinegar, 5% bell pepper, salt, mustard (water, spirit vinegar, mustard seed, sugar, salt), 5% dried onion, modified starch, spices, garlic
It’s also delicious in hamburgers and meatloaf—in fact, in any flavorful ground-meat dish. Worcestershire sauce contains some of the same flavors as steak sauce, but in a more concentrated form. For a steak, add a few spoonfuls to the marinade.
Worcestershire sauce can be used as a marinade. Its primary use is as a seasoning, not as a condiment. It is used in cooking to add flavor. It should never be used on a quality cut of meat that has been properly cooked.
Worcestershire’s distinct flavor is derived from a blend of vinegar, molasses, anchovies, garlic, tamarind extract, chili pepper extract, sugar, and salt, as well as other unspecified “natural ingredients” (which purportedly include cloves, soy, essence of lemons, and pickles).