17 Sauces for Steak (Easy, Flavorful + Delicious)

Wondering what sauces go well with steak? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide.

The BEST Sauces for Steak

These are some of my favorite sauces to serve with steak:

I’ll usually pick one based on the type of steak recipe that I’m preparing. For example, a tender sous vide filet mignon is delicious with a rich, creamy bearnaise sauce. Grilled steak calls for some homemade BBQ sauce. And steak tacos are amazing with chipotle crema.

Pick one of your favorites from the list below, add a couple side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

Don’t forget about the best wine with steak options too.

Sauces to Elevate Your Steak Dinner

Bearnaise Sauce

This yummy Bearnaise sauce recipe is rich, fluffy, and tangy.

Steak with bearnaise sauce drizzled on top, on a black plate with fork and knife

Bordelaise Sauce

(Featured in first image above.) Learn how to make Bordelaise sauce with this easy recipe. A classic French sauce that is tangy and flavorful. Perfect to drizzle on top of grilled steak or beef tenderloin.

Bordelaise sauce on spoon

Gremolata

Gremolata is a zesty Italian condiment that always adds fresh, vibrant flavor to steak dishes. All you need is fresh parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Bonus: customize it with more add-ins or use olive oil to transform it into a marinade!

Overhead close up of bowl of gremolata with spoon.

Steak Diane

Steak Diane is a classic recipe that tops your favorite steak with a sauce made with cream, cognac, shallots, beef stock, dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. It’s perfect for special occasions but also quick & easy enough for weeknight dinners.

Sliced steak diane on plate with sauce.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Delicious served with a steak and potato dinner.

Side view of container of blue cheese dressing in small jar.

Mushroom Sauce

It’s a luxurious yet simple sauce you’ll make again and again and again….

Compound Butter for Steak

 A delicious compound butter to top your steak adds extra flavor and richness.  

Side view of sous vide ribeye steak in cast iron skillet topped with compound butter.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Especially delicious served with these filet mignon bites.

filet mignon bites on platter with creamy horseradish

Peppercorn Sauce

Creamy, peppery and delicious!

Sauces for Grilled Steak

Mojo Sauce 

This Green Mojo Sauce is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic & spicy peppers. It’s the perfect, zesty topping for steak.

Mojo sauce in a small white bowl on wood cutting board.

Chimichurri Sauce for Steak

This Chimichurri Sauce recipe is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.

Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe is so easy!  Made in just 15-minutes with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Perfect for grilled steak kabobs.

Side view of homemade bbq sauce in jar with spoon

Italian Dressing

This easy homemade Italian Dressing recipe is made with a tangy and zesty mix of pantry staple ingredients and dried herbs. Use it as a zesty marinade for steak or drizzle it on your cooked dish.

Italian dressing in small cruet on metal tray next to lettuce.

Sauces for Steak Tacos

Chipotle Crema Sauce

Add some smoke and spice to your favorite recipes with this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a boost to your favorite steak tostadas.

Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.

Mango Salsa

This sweet Mango Salsa has tons of flavor and flair! The bursts of acidity and brightness from the juicy fresh mangos, jalapeno, lime juice, and red onion are delicious on steak tacos.

MANGO SALSA IN WHITE BOWL WITH LIME WEDGES.

Cilantro Lime Crema

This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant sauce.

Side view of small container of cilantro lime crema with spoon.

Chipotle Salsa

5-Minute Chipotle Salsa comes together easily with the help of your blender. This spicy, smoky salsa is extra delicious on a steak taco salad.

Side view of chipotle salsa in white bowl.

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What to serve with steak

Also, be sure to check out the best wine pairings for steak.

Bordelaise sauce drizzled on sliced filet mignon.

17 Sauces for Steak

Over 17 best sauces to serve with steak. One of my favorite recipes is this Bordelaise Sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • ½ cup minced shallots ((1 large or 2 medium shallots))
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme ((or ½ teaspoon fresh thyme) )
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups beef bone broth or stock
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • To a small saucepan, add wine, shallots, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reduces by half, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the broth and bring to a boil again. Continue cooking until this mixture reduces by half, 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. Return the strained sauce to the saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and flour until smooth. Add this mixture to the saucepan and whisk until thickened. Enjoy immediately.
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Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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