Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe (2024)

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This steak sauce recipe is so easy to make and makes a great marinade, burger condiment or dipping sauce. But the best part is that it takes just a couple minutes to whip up from scratch!

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Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe

When I was growing up, I was never a big steak eater. I think the first time my husband ever cooked for me, he grilled rib eye steaks, and that day, I became a big steak eater. He has a philosophy that you don’t do too much to the meat because you want to let the true taste of the meat stand up for itself. He would put a little salt and pepper on it, grill it on high heat to get perfect grill marks, and that was it. His version of a perfect steak.

He really does grill a great steak. Okay,yes, I think the steak should shine on its own, but sometimes it doesneed a little help. Sometimes I just want a little more flavor to give it a great kick. In order to satisfy my craving for an extra kick, I decided to make up my own recipe for steak sauce.

I wanted something with a richtomato base, the twang of vinegar, and a bright citrus note. And since my husband is the one who grills, I didn’t want anything too labor-intensive, since those timesare my official night off from cooking.

–Try to make a cheap steak cut tasty? Try the Slow Cooker Steak method!

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This recipe for steak sauce checked all of my boxes. It whips up in only a couple minutes but has a deep, robust complexion that is similar to A-1 sauce.

So before you run to the grocery store, check your pantry for a few simple steak sauce ingredients like ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, and molasses and make your own homemade steak sauce instead! You won’t regret it.

Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 cup ketchup (here’s a homemade ketchup recipe)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (make your own Worcestershire sauce)
  • 2 tbsp brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vinegar*
  • 1 tbspjuice from an orange
  • 1/2 tsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Combine allofthe ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and whisk until fully incorporated. This recipe makes 1¼cup of sauce, whichshould keep for about a week in the refrigerator.

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A Note on the Vinegar for the Steak Sauce Recipe

*You can use a few different types of vinegar in this recipe for steak sauce, to suit your tastes. Distilled white vinegar will give you a strong, bold flavor, whereas red wine vinegar provides a sharp taste that pairs well with beef. If you don’t want as much of a punch, apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar may be a good choice. White wine vinegar also has a milder taste. If you want a sweeter flavor, balsamic vinegar may be a good option for you.

Or you can simply use whatever vinegar you have on hand, and it will still be delicious.

More Delicious Homemade Sauces & Tips

  • This steak sauce recipe is the perfect marinade for grilling all sorts of meats, or as a condiment on burgers or even as a dipping sauce for fries or homemade chicken nuggets.
  • If you’re looking for a sauce that’s more like a traditional barbecue sauce than a steak sauce, check out this recipe for homemade BBQ sauce.
  • If you are cooking fish, you might want to consider a Homemade Tartar Sauce instead.
  • Here’s a tutorial on How to Make Caramelized Onions for your steak!
  • Of course, if you are the person that needs something spicy to top your steak, you are going to want to give this Homemade Hot Sauce a try. You could even add it in to this Steak Sauce recipe to give it a kick!

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Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe

This homemade steak sauce recipe can be used as a condiment for everything from steak to burgers and takes just a couple minutes to prepare!


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  • 1cupketchup
  • 2tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 2tbspbrown mustard
  • 1 ½tbspvinegar*
  • 1tbsporange juice
  • ½tspmolasses
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and which until well-combined.

  2. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for about a week.

Recipe Notes

* You can use any type of vinegar you like for this steak sauce recipe. White vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar are particularly good!

This recipe makes about 1¼ cups of steak sauce and should last up to about a week in the fridge.

Do you like your steak with or without steak sauce? Have you ever made homemade steak sauce before? Let me know in the comments below!This blog post for Homemade Steak Sauce was originally published on Little House Living in July 2014. It has been updated as of February 2019.

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