Friday, February 13, 2009

Manly Steaks and Steak Sauce!

It's a rare man who can pass up a good steak! We try to not each much red meat, but every now and then the husband wishes for steak. As for me, once in awhile at a function I get to have a filet mignon. And THAT, my friends, is what my steak of choice would be. OK, so I'm not a cheap date!! But the times I eat that during the year can be counted on one hand.

Several months ago I saw on the Food Network show, Down Home with the Neelys, a nice recipe for Grilled New York Stip Steak with Beer and Molasses Steak Sauce. While the steak sauce makes a lot, it keeps well for a couple of weeks in the fridge. Slather it on some ribs or add it to a pot roast in the slow cooker. However you use it, though, will make your taste buds happy. This is positively the best steak sauce I have ever made. So when that guy starts asking for a steak, whip up a batch of this and watch him smile!
Grilled New York Strip Steak with Beer and Molasses Steak Sauce
For sauce:
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup lager-style beer
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp paprika
3 1 lb. each and 1/2-in. thick prime aged New York Strip Steaks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
For the sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes, until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, about 30 minutes.
Preheat grill pan or grill. Season steak with salt and pepper and rub with oil. Grill steak about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 10 minutes and serve with sauce on the side.
Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Oooh Linda! This steak is not only manly, it's womanly, too!! lol The sauce sounds wonderful! Hey, I'm with you on the filet mignon! Have a great Valentines Day!...Debbie

  2. Sounds dee-lish! CHEERS! Michele

  3. This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing it. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie


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