This easy homemade steak sauce is so much better than store bought. Next time you grill steaks, smother your steak in this easy and delicious sauce!
Spring is somewhat upon us and with that comes my favorite other season…
Zee grilling season.
We grill A LOT in this house and Pat and I especially love a good grilled steak. SO while I like mine with this butter slowly melting over top, Pat sometimes likes his with steak sauce. But truth be told; a really good steak shouldn’t need any sauce… I dunno… sometimes it just does.
But I also must tell you that steak sauce is really versatile. Throw in some cayenne or a minced chipotle for some heat, or maybe add balsamic instead of white wine vinegar for a little panache. Did I just say that?
Stay tuned… because I have another recipe coming up featuring this sauce like you would never believe. So stay tuned for that, but first you get zee sauce.
Raise your hand if you have all this in your cupboard.
Start by chopping up an onion… it really doesn’t need to be all that perfect because it will be strained later on. It’s purely a habit that this onion is chopped this precisely and a little part of the anal-retentive Virgo in me; because really you could totally hack the ish out of this onion and it won’t really matter.
Also, roughly chop, mince or hack the ish out of the two cloves of garlic.
Throw all that into a small sauce pan.
Put the squeeze on an entire lemon… medium sized.
And add in the dark brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, tamari, water and mustard right on into that pot. Now if you want to be even MORE scratch-y you could make your own ketchup!
Whisk all those goodies together.
Bring it to a boil, then reduce to medium-high and let it simmer away for 30 or until it’s niiiiiice and thiiiiiick.
Pour the reduced steak sauce through a mesh strainer…
Use a spoon or the whisk to push the homemade steak sauce through so only the onions and garlic remain.
Let the homemade steak sauce cool before storing in the fridge, or serve it warm with a nicely charred rib-eye!
Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Steak Sauce recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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Homemade Steak Sauce
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 medium lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 to 3 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon (heaping) dijon mustard
- In a sauce pan combine the chopped onion, garlic and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium/medium-high and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Pour the thickened sauce through a mesh strainer that has been placed into a large bowl to catch the onions and garlic, use a spoon or spatula to press the sauce through. Wipe any excess off the bottom of the strainer and into the bowl.
- Let the steak sauce cool before transferring to an airtight container and into the fridge.
- Can be stored in the fridge for two to four weeks.
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YUM! We love slathering sauces on our meats in this house and if it’s homemade it doesn’t feel so much like a crime. Thanks!
I’m about to try this one tonight <3 Looks so good!
Hi Laurie! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’m trying to avoid store bought sauces and such, so this will be a great replacement! Sounds delicious! Blessings from Bama!
I have everything except 2 ingredients.. I don’t have Tamari or white in vinegar…do you think I could use teriyaki sauce instead of Tamari? And I have white wine and I have a balsamic vingerar I could use instead..would any of these subs work or can either be omitted?
I’m not quite certain teriyaki sauce would work, but you could definitely give it a whirl. Do you have soy sauce by chance?
Oh wow this sauce looks great and I will have to try it out soon!
My family (actually just my brothers) Slather their steak with sauce! I actually agree with you that really good steak should not need sauce, but this sauce looks so good!
We don’t use a whole lot of steak sauce but we usually have it in the fridge. I had no idea you could make it from scratch! Awesome !
I had no idea I had everything on hand already to make this magical sauce. And I really don’t love the storebought stuff so this? This is life-changing.
Wow! I’m a steak lover and I could never imagine that I can make a sauce out of scratch, until I read this recipe of yours. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will definitely try this out. Can’t wait!
I really want a steak now!
Incredible idea! This looks so mouthwateringly GOOD. Must, must try!
Wowza! Homemade sauces are simply the best!
This looks great! I love steak sauce! I can’t wait to make this!
I sort of fall in the camp of never putting sauce on a really good steak. I have tried it in the past, and even with a really good sauce, it overwhelms the taste of the steak. Of course, I still have not learned to cook a really good steak the way the New York Steakhouses do – so this will still come in handy 🙂
The sauce looks amazing and very easy to make. I will definetly try it at home for my barbecue on weekends.
We’re barbecue-ing tomorrow and I’m making this for our steak! (:
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The recipe says to “add in the dark brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, tamari, water and mustard right on into that pot. ”
But the ingredient list doesn’t mention water.
Should it be there and if so, how much?
Nice catch Jason! It’s a quarter cup of water… thanks for bringing that to my attention! 🙂
How long will this sauce keep in the fridge? I would like to make some for Christmas gifts but don’t want it to spoil soon after. Thanks!
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Any answer on how long it keeps?
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I’ve made this sauce many times and love it. I’ve kept in the fridge for months and never had a problem with it.
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I am really disappointed because I thought that you were making the steak sauce, completely from scratch yet you didn’t also make the Worcestershire Sauce, etc., from scratch.
Hi Annette! Here are my recipes for homemade ketchup and Homemade Worcestershire Sauce. I hope these helps you out!
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This looks so delicious. I’m going to try making it tomorrow. I’ll use it with dinner. Perfect!
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Wow! So many comments from people that DID NOT make it………but let’s make a comment anyway!!!
You will see that on most every recipe web-site you go to.
I only had to make 2 changes. I didn’t have tamari so I had to use soy sauce instead. And I used black garlic instead of regular. My husband said it was so good, he would spoon this over rice and eat it as is. Definitely a keeper!