Homemade Steak Sauce is tangy, barely sweetened, and just a little bit smoky. Perfect for steak dipping and burger topping, this steak sauce is all the best parts of A-1 and Heinz 57 sauce flavors, made at home.
You only need a couple of minutes to stir everything together and have a tasty steak sauce on your table. I served this sauce with our Steak Bites and there was hardly a bite leftover.
How to Make Steak Sauce
Have you been buying steak sauce in a bottle your whole life? You’ll love how easy it is to make homemade steak sauce and never reach for the store bought stuff again.
Don’t let the long ingredients list fool you. All of the ingredients are things you’re likely to have on hand in your pantry already and it couldn’t be any easier to mix them all together.
The body of the sauce comes from a blend of ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce and vinegar. Both plain old white vinegar and white wine vinegar are delicious in the recipe. Use whichever you have on hand.
A little dijon mustard, garlic and lemon juice add flavor and zest while the red pepper flakes give the sauce a touch of spice. Be sure to use dijon mustard, not the bright colored yellow stuff, for the right taste and texture.
After mixing the ingredients in a saucepan, you bring it to a boil and heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool the sauce to room temperature then store your homemade steak sauce in the fridge until ready to use.
Steak sauce keeps well for a couple of weeks in the fridge and can also be stored in the freezer! Thaw the frozen sauce to room temperature before serving. It’s delicious served warm or room temperature anywhere you would use A1 or Heinz Steak Sauce.
Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe
Steak bites are one of our most popular weeknight meals in my house and this sauce is perfect with them. Try it with Asian Steak Bites, Buttered Steak Bites with Mushrooms and Indian Spiced Steak Bites.
The sauce would also be just perfect served with this Grilled Skirt Steak from The Noshery or as an alternative to barbecue sauce on Filthy Burgers. I’d be just as likely to dunk potato wedges or Crisp Garlic Oven Fries into the steak sauce, too!
Homemade Sauce Recipes
For more homemade sauce recipes to try, be sure to check out Sweet and Spicy Homemade Barbecue Sauce, Tangy Memphis BBQ Sauce, The Best Homemade Ketchup and Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and Salad Dressing. Making your own dipping sauces is so simple, plus the freshness and taste can’t be beat.
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons plain vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool and then transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate until needed. Enjoy!
Homemade Sauce Recipes