Homemade Steak Sauce

Homemade Steak Sauce
The Spruce
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 40 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
23 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a fantastic recipe for steak sauce. The best part about making your own steak sauces is that you can adjust the ingredients for your own liking. Serve sauce on the side warm or at room temperature. 


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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 large clove garlic (smashed)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Homemade Steak Sauce Ingredients
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  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan.

    Olive oil in pan
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  3. Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat. Do not brown onions, simply sweat them. They should be translucent in appearance.

    Sautéing onion
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  4. Next, add smashed garlic and sauté for 15 seconds.

    Smashed garlic
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  5. Place remaining ingredients in saucepan and simmer on low, uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it reaches a thickened consistency. Stir occasionally.

    Making steak sauce
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  6. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool completely. Strain to remove onion and garlic. Use immediately.

    Straining steak sauce
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  7. To use, simply serve on the side with any type of beef steak.

    Steak sauce
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  8. Enjoy!


  • Keep in mind that this recipe makes quite a bit, so halve or even quarter the recipe as needed.
  • If making ahead of time, simply store in a jar or plastic airtight container for up to 1 week after initial preparation.

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