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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Homemade Steak Sauce

Does it shock you that this saucy girl made a  homemade steak sauce?  No?  Good, then you've actually been reading my posts!  The flavor of this little concoction can best be described as part A-1, part Heinz 57 (love love love Heinz's soooooooooo good on french fries!!!).  Though that combination of flavors might not sound appealing to some, believe me, this is lick the spoon good sauce.  Ok, maybe not drink it straight from the bowl good, but good nonetheless.  What?  You've never drank left over sauce from the bowl?  Really? either, that's just ridiculous! Geez! ANYWAY.. as I was saying, Oh, yes, the's good, really really good: good enough you'll even want to dip your chicken nuggets into it!

Homemade Steak Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.  Let cool.  If you want a smooth sauce, strain to remove the garlic.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Michelle said...

hey Jenn, looks delicious! How long does it keep in the fridge? I make homemade Worcestershire sauce but have never tried steak sauce.

StephenC said...

What would you think of the idea of putting some of this on those great grilled potatoes?

Unknown said...

Michelle, the sauce should last up to a month in the fridge. I've never had enough of it leftover to really figure out just how long it will last! lol

Stephen.. this sauce is great on those potatoes! I made them the night I made this and of course, couldn't resist dipping them in the sauce.. it was yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was looking for an alternative steak sauce than what I had in the cabinet (A1), which I have increasing thought is a bit bitter and one dimensional. I tried this recipe and was very impressed - like 57 but better, especially with the pepper flakes that don't overpower but leave you with a tiny bit of heat at the end.

Thanks - Rob in SW Ohio

ps - if you ever get a chance to purchase a steak sauce called Country Bob's, give it a try - I recommend it.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Rob - I actually have tried Country Bob's Steak Sauce.. I was fortunate enough to win a contest and there were a bunch of Country Bob's products in the winnings. I will agree with you, it is a great steak sauce!