The most flavorful homemade Steak Sauce is made with just a handful of simple ingredients and takes only 15 minutes. It tastes so much better than the store-bought sauce.

The most flavorful homemade Steak Sauce is made with just a handful of simple ingredients and takes only 15 minutes. It tastes so much better than the store-bought steak sauce.

This homemade steak sauce recipe is so delicious that it can rival the most popular brand. There are a few secret ingredients that set it apart from all the rest. It is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pan-seared steak or as a dipping sauce.

This steak sauce is thick and indulgent and the flavor is out of the world, with the restaurant quality that you can make right at home.  I also love that it only takes about 15 minutes to whip up a batch! It has delicious garlic flavor, with ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. I like to add balsamic vinegar and orange juice to my steak sauce for that extra sweet and sour flavor. This is always a hit whenever I make it!

All ingredients displayed on the counter: ketchup, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, sliced shallot and cayenne pepper

A1 STEAK SAUCE MADE AT HOME

This recipe comes together so easy that you will never go back to the store-bought sauce again! It tastes as good as the famous A1 steak sauce, yet much fresher. Tangy, savory, and slightly sweet, it will instantly elevate your steak dinner!

HOW TO MAKE STEAK SAUCE

The trick to the best ever steak sauce is to balance sweet and tangy flavor to your own taste. Personally, I like more tangy flavor, but feel free to add honey or sugar for your favorite balance. Also, try to find the highest-quality balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard for this recipe.

Cooking steak sauce in a medium-sized saucepan

  • The first step is to add all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil and then let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, have a quick taste-test. Add sugar if you’d like the sauce to be slightly sweeter. Cook the sauce until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • (Optional) If you like a perfectly smooth sauce, you can puree it in a blender until smooth, and then strain it through a sieve.

Remember that the sauce thickens as it cools.

HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE STEAK SAUCE LAST?

Let your steak sauce cool completely before storing. Then transfer it to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It can last for about 1 week. You can also freeze them in airtight freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.

Steak sauce in mason jar on the counter

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Steak Sauce

The most flavorful homemade Steak Sauce is made with just a handful of simple ingredients and takes only 15 minutes. It tastes so much better than the store-bought steak sauce.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½  cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup sugar, optional, adjust to personal taste

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients.
  • Bring to boil and then let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Have a quick taste-test. Add sugar if you’d like the sauce to be slightly sweeter. Cook the sauce until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Transfer the sauce to a jar and let it cool before serving

Notes

  • You can puree and strain the sauce for a smoother texture.
  • Don’t overcook the sauce as it thickens when it cools.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Steak Sauce
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