Whether you like ribeye, sirloin, or a thick, juicy tomahawk, these steak sauce recipes will elevate your dinner like nothing else can.
Eating steak at home is often much cheaper than a fancy steakhouse. And having a collection of sauces up your sleeve opens you up to even more possibilities.
Why stick to the basics when you can infuse your meat with the robust flavors of garlic, whiskey, or red wine?
So check out these 17 steak sauce recipes and see how they can take an already scrumptious dinner to a new level of deliciousness.
Homemade Sauces For Steak You’ll Love
Alright, let’s start by getting the obvious option out of the way.
If you love A1 sauce, I totally get it. It’s popular for a reason.
So, if you’re curious about making your own, this recipe will help you out.
It’s actually pretty simple, requiring fewer than ten ingredients and taking only half an hour to prepare and cook.
Plus, as is the case with most of the steak sauce options on this list, you can make a larger batch and bottle it for later.
Just be sure you refrigerate it if you take that route.
2. Heinz 57
Heinz 57 sauce is probably the second most-used steak sauce, and it’s even more straightforward and effortless to make than A1.
All you need is this copycat recipe.
You’ll need only five ingredients – ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, lemon juice, and hot pepper sauce – and there’s no cooking involved.
Plus, you can have it ready in just five minutes.
Diane sauce is super popular in restaurants, but you don’t see it premade in stores.
Luckily, this recipe is creamy, buttery, and herby, and it’ll give your steak’s flavor a lot more depth.
It’s one of the few steak sauces that’s so genuinely good; I’ll clean my plate with a roll just to get it all.
It’s a quick one to make, too – you shouldn’t need more than 10 minutes to whip it up.
Chimichurri sauce is bold and flavorful.
Combining parsley, oregano, olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper, white wine vinegar, minced garlic, and crushed red peppers, it’s a fragrant powerhouse.
It’s also on the menu at every steak house in the world and top of the list when looking up steak recipes.
That’s because the fresh, zingy flavors pair so well with the richness of the steak. It’s incredibly herby and has just a hint of a bite to it from the red peppers.
If you enjoy fresh herbs, you’ll love this steak sauce recipe.
Easy creamy pepper sauce is relatively thin but delightfully smooth with a ton of peppery goodness.
It’s garlicky and oniony, and there’s some zest from the lemon juice, too.
You can add it to anything, really, but it tastes especially nice on juicy, smoky grilled steak.
Creamy whisky sauce is also easy and creamy like the pepper sauce above, but it’s much thicker, almost like gravy.
It has a warm, earthy flavor that features notes of whisky, beef, and mustard.
And don’t worry; if you get the sauce too thick for your tastes, you can always add warm water to thin it out a little.
Blue cheese sauce is zingy and zesty, as most things made with blue cheese are.
But the addition of chives gives it a fresh, clean taste, as well.
This sauce tastes best when paired with buttery, garlicky steak, but like most of these sauces, you can use it on anything you like.
That said, its bold flavors complement decadent steaks better than anything else.
Many people consider this thick, creamy variation of Hollandaise sauce one of the “world’s finest.”
But unlike Hollandaise sauce, this one isn’t challenging to make.
It takes 15 minutes or less and combines some of the most flavorful ingredients imaginable – tarragon, chervil, butter, white wine, and more.
Sometimes, you don’t need something with lots of fancy ingredients.
Sometimes, you just need good, old-fashioned garlic butter to make your steak – or anything else – extraordinary.
It takes five minutes and three ingredients (garlic, butter, and parsley) to make, and it’s fantastic on steak, potatoes, rolls, or veggies.
I like to add a dash of sea salt, but that’s totally up to you.
Either way, I could eat this stuff by itself; that’s how good it is.
If you have butter, shallots, Pinot Noir, and 20 minutes to spare, you can have this red wine steak sauce ready to serve.
It’s wonderfully fragrant and has a bold, rich flavor that perfectly walks the line between sweet and savory.
Plus, you’ll get to drink the rest of the wine with your meal, so it’s a total win-win.
Mushroom sauce requires a few more ingredients than most of the other options on this list, but it still takes only 15 minutes to pull together.
It’s creamy, salty, garlicky, and features slices of tender baby bella (cremini) mushrooms.
It’s supremely buttery, and in some ways, it tastes like A1 sauce, only better.
I’m sure you’re familiar with Arby’s horsey sauce, but did you know that it also tastes great on steak?
Furthermore, did you know you can make your own with only three ingredients?
All you’ll need is mayo, creamed horseradish, and sugar. It adds heat and spiciness to your steak but doesn’t weigh it down or make it too salty.
Of course, if you want something with more zing, this other Arby’s copycat sauce should do the trick.
I love anything that has caramelized onions in it, and this low-carb steak sauce is no exception.
After all, just because it’s low-carb doesn’t mean it’s low on flavor.
And when the ingredients include Vidalia onions, blue and cream cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, you know the result will be delectable.
It takes a bit of time and effort to get right, but if you’re in the mood for one of the tastiest, most beautiful steak toppings ever, you won’t mind the extra work.
Cowboy butter, also known as a fantastic steak dipping sauce, is somewhat thin but totally buttery, herby, zesty, and a tiny bit spicy.
In short, it’s heavenly, and it takes practically no time at all to make (just five minutes).
Additionally, you probably already have everything you need to make it in your kitchen right now.
Gremolata is a classic Italian sauce with a bright, zesty flavor in which parsley features heavily.
There’s also lemon juice, zest, and garlic, but the parsley takes center stage here.
It’s deep green and looks a little strange as a sauce, which turns some people off but give it a try.
It’s unbelievably tasty, and it smells fantastic, too.
16. Awesome Sauce
This creamy white sauce has an almost Asian flair to it, and there’s an underlying heat from the cayenne pepper, paprika, and spicy brown mustard that makes it unique and delicious.
It has a perfect consistency and looks, smells, and tastes pretty perfect, too, which I guess is why they call it Awesome Sauce!
If this insanely good sauce doesn’t make you say “Oh my!” when you try it, it definitely will when you find out that it’s low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free.
And yes, it still tastes just as fantastic as any other sauce on the list.
It takes 15 minutes to make and has a rich, earthy flavor that incorporates herbs, shallots, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and more.
It’s a little bit zesty, a little bit spicy, and a whole lotta delicious, all rolled into one.
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