A1 Steak Sauce Recipe

I've got to be honest -- I am NOT a big fan of steak sauces.

If a steak is good it doesn't need any sauce -- just some garlic butter and a dusting of salt is best. Anything else -- even my favorite BBQ sauce -- just covers up the real taste.

If the steak isn't good -- you shouldn't be eating it in the first place. Life is too short.

And, finally, I really have never found anything else that steak sauce tastes good on. Or at least tastes better than anything else. Not wings or ribs or fish or -- anything.

So to me all steak sauces are just about useless.

However, I know some people love them. I have a friend, Valerie, who will not eat steak without it. We go into a nice restaurant, get a thick, juicy steak and every time she asks for A1. I want to scream.

But what can you do?

If you are like Val -- here is a Copycat Recipe you can make at home.

A1 Steak Sauce


1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Raisins
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Bottled Grated Orange Peel
2 Tablespoon Heinz Ketchup
2 Tablespoon Heinz Chili Sauce


1. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes stirring.
2. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
3. Put mixture in a blender till it is pureed. Pour in bottle.
4. Cap tightly and refrigerate to use within 90 days.


Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you about steak sauce on steaks... I use it for chicken, and as a marinade.

Anonymous said...

The cost of all ingredients to make your own steak sauce is much higher than buying 1 bottle that might take a year to use up. Dijon mustard alone costs more that a bottle of steak sauce. Ever try generic stake sauce? Tastes awful.

Anonymous said...

what a crazy set of taste buds you gotta have to think that recipe even comes close to a1. this stuff was terrible.

Anonymous said...

Agree, buy a good steak, but I'm trying the recipe "anyway, for the hell of it