Life is too short not to eat steak! Whether they’re super aged pieces of steak-y art or supermarket 2-packs, these weeknight steak sauce recipes will take your steak dinners to the next level.
If you’re looking for an easy yet impressive home cooked meal for date night, the answer is – and forever will – be steak. There’s just something about making steak at home that is so incredibly impressive. I love it when Mike makes me steak and I know that he’s equally happy when I make it for him. It just seems extra luxe to be making steak at home. It probably has something to do with the fact that steakhouses tend to be high end fancy affairs. But the secret to steak is: you can make it at home just as good or even better for a fraction of the cost.
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Once you’re done making your steak (I suggest reverse searing), all you need to take it over the top is the special sauce. These are our best steak sauce recipes: super easy steak sauces that have 6 ingredients or less and are easy to whip up while your steaks are reverse searing the oven. Never pay extra for sauce at a steakhouse again!
If you’re looking for a classic steak sauce, you can’t go wrong with peppercorn. It’s a classic for a reason: a hint of complexity from the brandy, a hit of creaminess from heavy cream, and a huge amount of freshly crushed peppercorns for a light floral spiciness.
If you love the spicy bite of mustard to cut through the richness of steak, this is the sauce for you. Fool around with different types of mustard – whole grain is particularly good, as well as dijon. The heavy cream adds a bit of body and thickness.
What’s not to love about pan caramelized mushrooms with garlic, especially when you stir in a bunch of parmesan and little bit of cream. This is one of those sauces that you’ll want a lot of, so maybe do yourself a favor and double up. It tastes great on pretty much anything.
If you haven’t had a coconut curry steak sauce before, please try it! It’s kind of reminiscent of that mysterious green steak sauce that they have at that famous French steak frites chain Le Relais de L’Entrecote. Theirs is more of a butter based green sauce, but I swear there’s a hint of curry in it? Maybe not, but this coconut curry sauce is amazing: warm and deep from the spices and shallot with a hit of umami from the fish sauce. Try it, you’ll love it!
This is a delicious take on chimichurri that Mike came up with that I cannot get enough of. Classic chimichurri is parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar. Mike switched it up for cilantro, garlic, toasted sesame oil, soy, and rice vinegar. Super savory and completely moreish. It’s probably the easiest of the steak sauces to make and the prettiest too because of all the green.
Bonus steak sauce recipes
These sauces have a few ingredients more than five, but they are SO worth it. Once you’ve made your way through the classic 5, up your steak sauce game by trying these out. You won’t regret it and soon you’ll be sitting down to steak and sauce that will rival your favorite steak house.
Steak Diane Sauce
Retro steakhouse sauce at it’s best: a combo of mushroom sauce and peppercorn sauce that is full of flavor and creaminess. There are no subtle flavors here. It’s smoky, mushroom-y, and deeply meaty. It’s just over the top everything, in a good way.
Cajun Butter Peppercorn Steak Sauce
Do you love dry rub cajun steaks but often think to yourself, this is good, but with sauce would be better? This is the sauce for you. It’s a riff off of a classic peppercorn, but with cajun spices, spicy and full of flavor. It brings the heat and has a rich creamy finish.
Soy Butter Steak Sauce
This has got to be my ultimate steak sauce when I feel like big umami flavors for little to no effort. Something magic happens when you combine butter and soy: the richness of the butter and the straight up sweet-salty-maltiness of soy pair perfectly with steak.
Dashi power or instant dashi is a straight up gem that adds flavor to anything and everything. You can find it at your friendly local Asian grocery store or on amazon.
What to serve with steak
If you’re looking for some delicious sides to eat with your steak, here are some suggestions:
- Fluffy Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits
- Jammy Eggs
- Perfect Potato Salad
- Burrata and Kale
- Parmesan and Thyme Roasted Potato Wedges
- Creamy Cheesy Cacio e Pepe Egg Noodles
- Crispy Fried Eggs
- Extra Flaky Sky High Cheddar Scallion Biscuits
- Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls
- Crispy Stovetop Roasted Red Potatoes
Happy steak saucing!