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The 5 Best Steak Sauce Recipes to Serve with Your Weeknight Steak Frites Right Now

These super easy steak sauces have 6 ingredients or less and are quick to whip up to make a weeknight steak over the top.
Posted August 9, 2019 by Stephanie
Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

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.

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!

Peppercorn
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.

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Classic Peppercorn Steak Sauce Recipe

Classic creamy peppercorn steak sauce
Serves 1 cup
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brandy or cognac
  • 1/2 cup no sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-2 tsp crushed whole black peppercorns
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In the same pan that you browned the steak, deglaze with the brandy/cognac over medium heat, scraping up any brown bits in the pan. When the brandy/cognac has reduced a bit, stir in the beef broth and cream. Add the peppercorns and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened to your liking. Season with salt to taste.

Mustard Cream
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.

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Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Creamy Mustard Steak Sauce Recipe

A creamy tart sauce is the perfect compliment to steak.
Serves 1 cup
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard or mustard of choice
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • chopped chives if desired

Instructions

  • In the same pan that you browned the steak, deglaze with wine over medium heat, scraping up any brown bits in the pan. When the wine has reduced a bit, stir in the mustard and cream. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened to your liking. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and stir in chopped chives if desired.

Garlic Mushroom
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.

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Steak Sauce Recipe

A creamy garlic pan seared mushroom sauce for steak
Serves 1 cups
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In the same pan that you browned the steak, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, without disturbing, until golden and brown. Flip and continue to cook. Stir in the garlic and cook just until soft. Deglaze with the wine, scraping up any brown bits in the pan. When the wine has reduced a bit, stir in the cream and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened to your liking. Turn off the heat and stir in the parmesan. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Coconut Curry
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!

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Coconut Curry Steak Sauce Recipe

Coconut and curry belong together, especially over steak
Serves 1 cup
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 1.5 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp fish sauce

Instructions

  • In the same pan that you browned the steak, heat up a touch of oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté, until soft and brown, stirring often, about 2-5 minutes. Stir in the curry, garlic powder, and sugar, frying lightly. Add the coconut milk and fish sauce and bring to a gently simmer to thicken slightly. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Japanese Chimichurri
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.

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

Japanese Chimichurri Steak Sauce Recipe

A Japanese take on chimichurri: cilantro, garlic, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy
Serves 1 cup
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes for the flavors to meld.

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!

6 Comments

  1. Lauren says:

    How much white wine for mushroom? Thanks!

    1. Stephanie says:

      1/4 cup :)

  2. Anna says:

    Is there a white wine substitute for the mushroom sauce?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi anna,
      you can use chicken stock :)

  3. Bonnie says:

    I think you meant 1/4 cup wine for the mustard sauce and not 14 cups :3

    1. Stephanie says:

      oh my gosh thank you! fixed :)

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Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear