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5-Ingredient Steak Sauce

Ramona King

5-Ingredient Steak Sauce


Ditch the bottled stuff for 7 flavor-packed, umami-filled homemade steak sauces

A perfectly cooked steak is a thing of beauty. A well-crafted steak sauce to match can make it into a culinary masterpiece. Good thing it often doesn't take much more a few pantry items to make a killer, umami-filled sauce.

Take a gander at our seven favorite steak sauce recipes.

5-Ingredient Steak Sauce
For the simplest, but no less delicious, path to achieving steak nirvana, all you need to do is combine five essential ingredients. You can always add in a little salt and pepper to taste, but the salinity from the Worcestershire sauce and the piquancy of the mustard should help alleviate the need for additional seasoning.
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Almost Heinz 57 Steak Sauce
Though it may seem a bit time-consuming, this facsimile of the classic Heinz 57 steak sauce is sure to wow your guests. Measuring out all the ingredients before starting the sauce will ensure a smooth process from start to finish. Try pairing this sauce with a perfectly cooked Grilled New York Strip Steak
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B2 Sauce (a.k.a. Almost A1 Sauce)
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this sauce gives out all of the compliments. Without knowing any of the company's trade secrets, we think this is a pretty darn good imposter to the classic A1 steak sauce, thanks in part to a unexpected ingredient: raisins.
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Chimichurri Sauce
Craving something a little lighter and brighter? Look no further than our fragrant and flavorful version of chimichurri sauce. A herbaceous blend of parsley, garlic, fresh oregano and a few more secret fresh herbs make this verdant sauce perfect for steak, of course, and also just about anything else — from fish to veggies — that you pull off the grill.
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Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
With a mayonnaise base and just the right amount of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, this sauce pairs perfectly with a nice thick cut of steak. Have extra sauce? Use it as a dressing for your next coleslaw for a cidery kick or go classic by drizzling it over some grilled chicken.
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Mississippi Comeback Sauce
An old Southern standard, comeback sauce is a smokey, spicy play on a remoulade sauce — our version adds in just the right amount of curry powder for extra depth of flavor. Once you've eaten your fill of steak (if that's even a thing that can happen), this sauce goes great slathered on a grilled cheese sandwich or used as a savory dressing on salad.  
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Srirancha Sauce
This spicy update on classic buttermilk ranch will be your next go-to for any time you want a little bit of heat with your meat, thanks to ever-popular Thai Sriracha hot chili sauce. Plan on doubling up on this versatile sauce, which can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
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Photo credit (Almost Heinz 57 Steak Sauce, B2 Sauce, Chimichurri Sauce): Ramona King 
Photo credit (Alabama White BBQ Sauce): Lauren Booker
Photo credit (Srirancha Sauce): Maura Friedman 

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Dena Rayess is a recipe editor and cookbook author based in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new foodways in and around the Bay Area and beyond, and has been known to whip up a mean house cocktail at dinner parties.