Free recipe – Steak Sauce

In my quest to stop feeding my family so many processed foods i realized that condiments were way up on the list of what I’d like to upgrade. Steak sauce is just one of those mystery flavors that are loaded with preservatives and ingredients that I can’t pronounce. Here is a homemade version that I came up with that will knock your socks off!

Steak Sauce

©2019 Drew Emborsky, aka Captain Housekeeper


  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c ketchup (I like organic sugar free)
  • 1/4 c stone ground or dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I like Himalayan pink salt)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 large onion cut into chunks
  • 1 tangerine cut into halves


Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan (squeeze the tangerines into the pan first, then throw the halves in as well). 

Uncovered bring it all to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the tangerines and throw those out. Continue to simmer 10 more minutes. 

Holding a mesh strainer above a mixing bowl, strain the liquid. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to squish all the liquid out of any of the big chunks. Return the liquid to the saucepan and simmer 10 more minutes. 

Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, then pour into whatever container you’ll be storing it in. Chill before serving.

Makes approximately 24 tbsp or 1.5 cups.

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