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Six Incredible Sauces You Need to Try On Your Next Steak

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If you’re looking for an incredible and impressive meal at home, the answer is, and always will be, steak. While a juicy, tender steak may not inherently require sauce to impress, the addition of a carefully crafted steak sauce introduces an additional layer of flavor that enhances the natural taste of the beef. From timeless classics to innovative recipes inspired by global cuisines, these six mouthwatering steak sauce recipes are as rich and varied as the cuts of steak they accompany.

Meet The Recipe Creators

Mushroom
Cream

by Chef David Rose

by Chef David Rose

Cowboy
Butter

by Michael Duarte

by Michael Duarte

Crying
Tiger

by Couple in the Kitchen

by Couple in the Kitchen

Peppercorn

by Jessica Hirsch

by Jessica Hirsch

Gochujang

by Marcella Dilonardo

by Marcella Dilonardo

Chimichurri

by Matt Eads

by Matt Eads

Mushroom Cream

This versatile creamy mushroom sauce recipe adds richness and savory flavor to steak, pork, chicken, potatoes, or vegetables.​

by Chef David Rose

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Mushroom Cream Sauce

This versatile creamy mushroom sauce recipe adds richness and savory flavor to steak, pork, chicken, potatoes, or vegetables.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Executive Chef David Rose

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • On medium-high heat, add olive oil to large saucepan.
  • Add mushrooms to pan and sauté for 2 minutes until tender.
  • Add shallots, garlic, rosemary, thyme, butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper, and sauté for an additional 35 to 40 seconds.
  • Add heavy cream, bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until reduced by 1/3 and thickened to sauce-like consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, add parsley, and stir until well incorporated.
  • Serve hot with desired protein.

Cowboy Butter

This viral butter sauce is the perfect blend of savory herbs, citrusy zest, and heat. Add to steak frites for an easy dinner!

by Michael Duarte

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Cowboy Butter Sauce

This viral butter sauce is the perfect blendof savory herbs, citrusy zest, and heat. Add to steak frites for an easy dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Michael Duarte

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces salted butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a saucepan on low heat, add butter, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, paprika, and cayenne, and whisk until it forms a sauce (do not let it break).
  • Turn off the heat and add parsley, chives, and red pepper flakes. Mix until well incorporated.

Notes

Note: If the sauce breaks, place in the refrigerator to cool. It will thicken and turn back into a sauce.

Crying Tiger

This spicy and tangy dipping sauce is popular in Thai cuisine and is commonly served with grilled or seared steak.

by Couple in the Kitchen

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Crying Tiger Sauce

This spicy and tangy dipping sauce is popular in Thai cuisine and is commonly served with grilled or seared steak.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Couple in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sticky rice powder
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried red chili flakes or 2 small fresh Thai chilis, finely minced

Instructions

  • Mix sauce ingredients together.
  • Top sliced steak with crying tiger sauce.

Peppercorn

If you’re looking for a classic steak sauce that pairs well with any steak cut, you can’t go wrong with a rich and creamy peppercorn.

by Jessica Hirsch

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Peppercorn Sauce

If you’re looking for a classic steak sauce that pairs well with any steak cut, you can’t go wrong with a rich and creamy peppercorn.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessica Hirsch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Coarsely crush the black peppercorns with mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. You want them to be visibly crushed but not ground into a powder.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the crushed peppercorn to the melted butter and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the heavy cream, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce and whisk to combine.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until it thickens to your desired consistency.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning.
  • Pour the classic peppercorn sauce over your pan-seared steak just before serving.

Gochujang

This Korean-inspired sauce adds bold, spicy, and savory flavors to steak for a unique Asian twist to the dish.

by Marcella Dilonardo

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Gochujang Sauce

This Korean-inspired sauce adds bold, spicy, and savory flavors to steak for a unique Asian twist to the dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Marcella DiLonardo

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons spicy sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional for extra spice

Instructions

  • In a skillet over low heat, add sesame oil, garlic, and ginger, and cook until fragrant.
  • Whisk in ketchup, gochujang, rice wine vinegar, tamari, salt, pepper, and cayenne (if using). Cook until sauce begins to bubble and thicken slightly.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely. Transfer to a glass jar for storage.
  • Serve with your favorite cut of Omaha Steaks.

Chimichurri

Light and refreshing, this South American sauce brings the perfect amount of heat and flavor to grilled steaks.

by Matt Eads

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Chimichurri Recipe

Light and refreshing, this South Americansauce brings the perfect amount of heat and flavor to grilled steaks.
Prep Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Author: Matt Eads

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 red jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¾ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¾ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • You can eat it right away, but it's always better after it sits for an hour or so.

Notes

Notes: If you can’t find a red jalapeño, try a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes instead. If you can’t find shallots, try using red onions instead. Season with salt to taste.

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