Homemade Steak Sauce

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To be completely honest, we’re not big fans of bottled steak sauce. Nothing personal, just not big fans. But when you make it from scratch…holy smokes is it a game-changer.

In our books, there’s nothing much better than a perfectly prepared steak.  For instance, we love our Cowboy Ribeye or our Filet Mignon, but even with those, we serve them with homemade sauce (Chimichurri and Bordelaise, respectively). It’s time for a homemade steak sauce that rivals the best sauces in great steakhouses everywhere. 

A small spoon drizzling homemade steak sauce down the top and center of a grilled steak on a white plate next to roasted potatoes.


A delicious steak sauce is actually quite simple to prepare, but the end result is bold and truly something special.

The entire sauce only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

So good and a wonderful side to your favorite grilled steaks, and even seafood and vegetables!



To make steak sauce from scratch, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Onion, chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato paste
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Bourbon
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh rosemary

The makings for the best steak sauce in town.

The ingredients for steak sauce including bowls of tomato paste, mustard, vinegar and bottles of soy sauce and Worcestershire

After simmering the onion and garlic in the butter, it’s time to bring it all together.

Just a short simmer of 5 minutes is all that’s needed.

EXPERT TIP: Be sure to strain the mixture through a sieve into a medium-sized bowl. Then end-result should be smooth and silky. We use a wooden spoon to help press that sauce through the mesh.

A medium-sized silver saucepan filled with homemade steak sauce with a wooden spoon in it.


This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled. Divide it amongst small bottles, label, and give it as a great gift.

The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and freezes beautifully for up to 2 months.

There’s nothing much better than a perfectly prepared steak, either at home or at the greatest steakhouses around the U.S. and beyond.

A small white bowl filled with homemade steakhouse with a small spoon lifting some out of the dish.

Ready to make the best homemade steak sauce this side of Kansas City? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a photo, post it on Instagram, and tag @howtofeedaloon and hashtag #howtofeedaloon!

A small spoon drizzling homemade steak sauce down the top and center of a grilled steak on a white plate next to roasted potatoes.

Homemade Steak Sauce

This Homemade Steak Sauce will make you never look at the bottled stuff again. Robust and deeply flavorful and an amazing addition to a perfectly prepared steak. And it comes together in less than 20 minutes!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best steak sauce recipe, easy steak sauce recipe, Texas steak sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 111kcal


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon optional
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 2 sprigs rosemary fresh


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
    4 tbsp unsalted butter, ½ cup onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • Add the tomato paste, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, Bourbon, vinegar, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Stir until completely combined.
    3 tbsp tomato paste, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp Bourbon, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Add the fresh rosemary and simmer for 5 minutes.
    2 sprigs rosemary
  • Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Press the back of a wooden spoon or spatula onto the mixture to help the liquid completely pass through, leaving behind the solids.
  • Serve at once, or transfer to an air-tight container with lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled to serve more people.  The quantities for this recipe will serve 4 to 6 people for one meal.
The alcohol in the Bourbon will cook out by about 99%.  If you prefer no alcohol at all, simply omit the Bourbon in the recipe. 
The steak sauce keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and freezes for up to 2 months. 


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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