steaks with homemade sauce
for the sauce
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup aged balsamic vinegar. I say aged because it tends to be a higher quality. This is going form the base, the sweet and sour of this great steak sauce. The whole idea of a steak sauce is to bring out the meaty favor in whatever you serve this with.
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup. It will give us a nice color and also sweetness and acidity.
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard. Don’t substitute or you won’t get the same product.
- a pinch of cayenne for some heat
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 garlic clove cut in half. Don’t crush it; we just want a hint of garlic.
Sautee the steaks on a skill with a bit of olive oil and chopped onnion.
Set aside and prepare the sauce
Combine the Steak Sauce Ingredients
Give that a mix and we’re going to put that on the stove on low heat and we’re going to simmer that for 15 minutes. When I say low simmer, I mean we want the bubbles just breaking the surface. You don’t want a rolling boil or it may get too thick.
Adjust the Seasoning of the Steak Sauce
After 15 minutes, we’re going to strain this through a fine mesh strainer. Squeeze out all the juice.
Before you adjust the seasoning, you have to let this cool completely. If you season this hot, it will taste different when it’s cold.
So, once it’s cool, then taste for salt and pepper.
Mix the steaks with the sauce and let cook on low heat for 5 minutes to let the meat absorb the sauce.