Are you looking for ways to elevate family dinner? Sometimes it’s all in the recipe while, other times, it comes in the form of an unusual twist on an old classic. And that’s where today comes in handy. Below, we’re sharing 21 easy steak sauce recipes you can make at home and shake up your dinner plates with.
From sweeter to creamier, to spicier or slightly more indulgent, there’s a little bit of all the flavors found on the list. Let’s dive in and learn how to take some fresh ingredients you may have lying around and turn them into something that tops off your favorite cut of beef. Have fun dipping, pouring, and stirring up a new favorite.
For this mustard cream sauce you’ll need to chop up a shallot, grab your olive oil, have some Grey Poupon on hand, and some heavy whipping cream too. It’s an indulgent, yet light sauce to take your steak cuts to the very next level of deliciousness.
Have you ever heard of cowboy butter sauce? Well, if you haven’t, you need to jump all over this recipe. Follow along as you create the most delicious blend of garlic and butter. Pro tip: it tastes lovely on your steak, but you can use it on your chicken and other veggies too!
If you’re looking for a classic sauce, you may want to keep this mushroom-inspired selection in your recipe box. It flavors the steak nicely and the mushrooms are delicious to eat all on their own, and even more so when paired with some homemade mashed potatoes on the side.
For a night of indulgence, you may want to whip up this restaurant-style gorgonzola sauce for your steaks. And, thankfully, it doesn’t take too much to make. All you need is some cream. Gorgonzola, and shallots to reduce on the stovetop.
Some of us like a bit of spice in our lives, and that’s where this basil chimichurri sauce comes in nicely. If you’re feeling like your dish needs a kick, check out this easy-to-follow recipe. The key here is to blend the ingredients until they are fine.
Horseradish is always a great move when it comes to topping your steaks, especially if you really do enjoy a slight, kick in the pants. And this sauce is so simple! It’s creamy and balanced out nicely with an addition of apple cider vinegar.
And then we have this savory Korean BBQ sauce that will really shake things up at the dinner table. It only takes around 15 minutes to create and has you working with some fun ingredients too. Everything from soy sauce (or liquid aminos) to fresh ginger is needed.
We couldn’t create a list of steak sauces without having bearnaise on the list! It’s rich and filled with some fan-favorite flavors such as butter and lemon. For a lighter taste, but just as scrumptious, go with this option.
Mushrooms are a wonderful accompaniment to steak so when the sauce involves a few, we’ve totally bought in. And this one includes a bout of marsala flavors. What’s great about this recipe is that it too will work great on other meats, such as chicken or pork, and your veggies too!
Who loves a good yum yum sauce? We love to dip and dunk our hibachi favorites when we’re away from home, but thanks to this recipe we don’t have to wait to leave the house to indulge. And there really isn’t too much involved in its making – you may already have all the ingredients on the shelf.
Here’s another indulgent, restaurant-style sauce that you’ll want to snag and try your hand at. Similar to the gorgonzola featured above, this has that same creamy, luxurious flavor included – but paired with blue cheese! It’s a great way to elevate date night at home.
Another lighter option comes in the form of this cilantro garlic sauce. It’s a wonderful way to top your summer steaks (and veggies). And it adds a bit of tropical flavor to your at-home meal, taking the ambiance of a warm-weathered holiday to your doorstep.
A parmesan cream sauce will be liked by all at the table – even the kiddos! It’ll top everything on the plate well and get the little ones to eat their greens without any qualms. Learn how to have this one in your back pocket after the jump.
Surprise your plate, your own taste buds, and your partner’s too with this bourbon blue cheese creation. Jump on over and take a peek at this recipe, it’s filled with easy to use ingredients but it makes a luxurious topping to your best cut.
It has a kick and a creamy, smooth finish. For those searching for something both special and different to top their steaks tonight, we’ve found the winner with this one. You’ll need some brandy, butter, black pepper, fresh parm, and a few other tidbits to get started.
For those that like a bit of sweetness with their savory, why not try some fresh ginger sauce? Create an Asian-inspired treat by following along with the process. Onion, ginger, lemon juice, white vinegar, and soy sauce is all you need!
We can guarantee that this bourbon sauce recipe will be a big, big hit as well. It does super well on red meats, but we know from experience it will also dress up your chicken quite nicely as well. It’s one of those versatile sauces you’ll want to keep in your recipe box.
Here’s another peppercorn sauce you may want to try your hand at. It only takes around 10 minutes to whip up and the ingredients list isn’t a hassle to compile either. Beef stock, arrowroot, wine, and cream are some of the standouts.
This steak sauce will take the place of ketchup or that “other” sauce we all know and love. Who knew it was easy to just create a batch by hand? You start with ketchup but you’ll build it up to a new, exciting, and extra-delicious level of fun for your steaks to be dipped in.