Sometimes you just need a grilled steak. And sometimes you crave the great flavor of barbecue sauce, there’s no shame in that. My question is this – who said that steak sauce can’t have some flavor that’s similar to barbecue sauce? My suggestion is to forget about labels when it comes to steak! Let’s just go for pure overwhelming flavor when it comes to grilling up some barbecue sauced steaks.
The Easy Way
Now, some people may cringe at the idea of adding a heavy sauce to a juicy ribeye. But hear me out – what if that sauce had a nice steak sauce flavor combined with barbecue sauce? You could use it as a marinade, a basting sauce, or a finishing sauce. The easiest way to do this is to open your fridge and grab a bottle of steak sauce and a bottle of barbecues sauce. Mix some of each in a bowl and “BOOM” you’re done!
The Actual Recipe Version
That falls into the category of Cheater sauce and Junk Sauces. That’s where a recipe is so simple it’s like cheating. Or, you buy a sauce and add a bunch of junk to it! In this case there’s an actual recipe! I love this recipe as it uses easy to find ingredients and it is a cinch to prepare. It’s also very versatile as you can use this fantastic sauce with steak, pork chops, ribs, tenderloin, shark steaks, or a good old fashioned chicken breast.
I’ve included a few versions and tips as well.
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar, cider
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- Dashes of lemon or lime juice
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 dash liquid smoke
- Chopped green onions or scallions
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Pro Tip 1: Marinate the steaks overnight if possible in some of the sauce, covered, and chilled in the fridge. Reserve the leftover sauce for later use when you are grilling. Ready your grill and grill the steaks as you normally would and baste before removing from grill and serve with some of the remaining sauce.
Pro Tip 2: Cool and drench steaks in sauce before grilling over charcoal and hickory chips. When you turn them brush again with the sauce. Repeat constantly as grilling, serve up!