Elevate your dinner game with this homemade steak sauce! Made with simple ingredients, this sauce adds a burst of flavor to all you use it on.
You should always have a great tasting homemade steak sauce recipe in your back pocket. Cheaper and healthier than store bought!
This post was originally published on February 27, 2020.
I love making homemade sauces for all my recipes. You can control the ingredients, make them dairy free if needed and they taste so much better!
Traditionally, homemade steak sauce is made from some sort of tomato base and can have added vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and spices.
When I set out to create my own version, I wanted a steak sauce without Worcestershire sauce, I wanted whole food ingredients and things that were easy to find. So I settled on:
- Tomato paste
- Balsamic vinegar
- Tamari/Soy Sauce
- Maple syrup
- Garlic powder
- Ground black pepper
- Optional hot sauce
How To Make Homemade Steak Sauce
This simple and easy recipe comes together in no time! It only has two simple steps:
- Put everything in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Serve any way you please!
Ways to Use Steak Sauce
This easy steak sauce recipe is good for a variety of meals. Here are some great ways to use it:
- If you eat meat, pour over steak, chicken, pork chops, even shrimp!
- With an omelette or vegan omelette
- Veggie burgers
- Portobello mushrooms burgers
- Baked potatoes
- Portobello steak
- Roasted veggies
- Crispy Chickpeas
- As a dip for oven fries, onion rings, or veggie tots.
- This homemade steak sauce recipe stores best in jars or bottles that are air tight.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- You can also freeze steak sauce for up to 3 months!
Tips for changing the flavor
You can definitely make this sauce your own! I love spice, so I always up the hot sauce a bit. If you like tang, you may want to add a little more vinegar. If you like garlic, up the garlic powder. There are so many options!
A1 sauce ingredients include tomato paste, vinegar, corn syrup, salt, raisin paste, orange purée, spices, and preservatives. This homemade A1 sauce uses all whole food ingredients.
A1 steak sauce is vegan as is, but some other versions may not be. Making your own homemade sauce is a great way to know exactly what you're eating!
More Homemade Sauce Recipes
Homemade Steak Sauce
- ½ cup tomato paste
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoon hot sauce , optional
- Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until combined and smooth.
- Serve on everything!
- This recipe makes about 1 ¼ cups. The serving size is 2 tablespoons.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
We had this with tofu tonight. It's delicious. Glad to see I can freeze some as well.
How long will this stay good? It sounds delicious!
Thanks Darlene! I'd say about a week. You could also freeze it if you have extras!
So flavorful!! Absolutely delicious for marinating mushrooms. Perfect sauce - I used it for the omni guys in my house and they loved it. Perfect!! So glad I discovered your page- last week I made a spicy cole slaw and it was delicious as well.
I am so happy to hear you liked it Laura!! Yay!
I tried it as written and it tasted very unbalanced. It works as a base for like a ketchup or a barbeque sauce, but I had to add more things to make it work
I'm not sure what you mean by unbalanced but we all have different preferences so if you prefer to add things to it then by all means do what you prefer. We love it as is, as do others!
This sauce is delicious. I have the portobellos marinating now and we'll have them tomorrow.
Awesome Alocasia!! So happy you like it! Hope you enjoy!
This looks great - how did you use it with the mushrooms?
Hi Colleen! I can't believe I missed this comment, so sorry! I brushed it on the mushrooms as they cooked on the grill, much like a basting sauce or marinade!