11 Awesome Steak Sauces For Your Summer Grilling
Whether it's sirloin or strip, T-Bone or tenderloin, steak is a summer staple.
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So why not spice things up a bit with a zippy sauce?
We've found recipes for a few standards (the classic bernaise) and a few you've probably never heard of (chipotle and molasses) to help keep your summer grilling fresh.
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(From bottom left clock-wise: Maria Mind Body Health, Eat the Love, Cook like James, The Texan New Yorker)
Chipotle and Molasses Sauce
Add a kick to your steak with chipotle and molasses Sauce. Bren Herrera from Flanboyant Eats uses six simple ingredients to create this smokey sweet hot sauce. And best of all, you can whip it up in less than five minutes.
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Provolone Sauce and Caramelized Onions
A play on the classic Philly cheesesteak, Julie from The Texan New Yorker uses melted provolone and parmesan cheese to top a trimmed New York Strip steak. She takes it to the next level with the addition of caramelized onions.
RECIPE: Philly Cheesesteak Turnovers
(The Texan New Yorker)
This recipe calls for the chopped rosemary, sour cream, buttermilk and Dijon mustard to create the perfect balance between acidic and spicy. As a bonus, Christina Mahrlig from Spicy Southern Kitchen says leftover sauce is perfect to compliment any sandwich.
(Spicy Southern Kitchen)
Looking to whip up a fast meat topper? Try making a Chimichurri sauce. Irvin Lin from Eat the Love says most of the ingridients used are already in your pantry! This sauce also tastes amazing as a dip for fries or drizzled over grilled vegetables.
(Eat the Love)
What could be better than egg yolks and butter? Maria Emmerich from Maria Mind Body Health has created a classic bernaise featuring shallots and tarragon. If it's a steakhouse staple you're craving, this is the sauce for you.
(Maria Mind Body Health)
Red Wine Shallot Reduction
A great way to use leftover red wine, a red wine-shallot reduction is a classic sauce for topping off a juicy steak. James from Cook like James adds Dijon mustard, chicken broth and brown sugar to highlight all of the flavor in this easy-to-prepare sauce.
(Cook like James)
For a basic, fresh-tasting sauce, try herbed butter. Joelen Tan from What's Cookin' Chicago uses fresh basil, parsley and chive for a zesty flavor. Just a touch of herbed butter can dress any steak up (and leftovers can top grilled or steamed vegetables or baked, mashed or boiled potatoes).
(What's Cookin' Chicago)
With its Neopolitan origins, it's fitting that the basic ingredients for this Italian-inspired sauce are tomatoes, fresh oregano and garlic. June d'Arville from Frugal Foodie Recipes suggests the addition of mushrooms, capers or black olives to further accentuate the natural flavors of the steak.
(Frugal Foodie Recipes)
Ginger Peanut Sauce
Add a touch of Asian heat with the combination of creamy peanut butter, ginger and soy sauce. Caroline Lubbers from Whipped suggests using flank steak, which is leaner than many other cuts (and also more inexpensive).
Copycat A1 Sauce
Sure you can buy a bottle of A1 for a couple of bucks. But why not whip up your own in a matter of minutes? With the ability to add as much or as little seasoning and moisture as you like, Pam Clark from Blueberries and Blessings adapts a recipe to make this copycat a nice balance between smokey and tangy orange flavors.
(Blueberries and Blessings)
Mustard Shallot Sauce
A light, classic French steak topper, mustard shallot sauce is a breeze to put together. Carrie Vitt from Deliciously Organic uses shallots, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to whip up this low-cal, delicious sauce.