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Copycat A1 Steak Sauce

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Our youngest son LOVES this sauce on Everything and anything, including pork, beef, chicken, and vegetables. Here is our closest copycat recipe for your favorite brand-name sauce.

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A1 Steak Sauce is a beloved addition to any steak dinner, enhancing flavors with its rich and tangy profile. But imagine making a version in your own kitchen that could rival the store-bought staple. Our DIY A1 Steak Sauce recipe offers a delightful twist on this classic, incorporating fresh ingredients like orange juice and a variety of seasonings to tantalize your taste buds.

What is A1 Steak Sauce?

A1 Steak Sauce is renowned for its bold, complex flavor. It is traditionally used to complement the rich taste of steaks. It combines sweetness, tanginess, and spice, which can turn a simple meal into a gourmet experience.

Why Make Your Own?

Cost Savings and Personalization: Crafting your A1 Steak Sauce at home is not only budget-friendly but also allows you to adjust flavors to your liking.

Healthier Choices: By preparing your sauce, you control the quality of ingredients, avoiding preservatives found in commercial products.
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How to Make Copycat A1 Steak Sauce

Gather the following ingredients to start your sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Grated Orange Peel
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Sauce

Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Preparation:
    No chopping required—simply measure and have all your ingredients ready.
  2. Cooking:
    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously to prevent burning and ensure even mixing.
  3. Blending and Storage:
    After boiling for 2 minutes, remove the pan from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the sauce into a bottle or jar, secure the lid tightly, and refrigerate. It will maintain its best quality for about 3 months.

Tips for Perfecting Your Sauce

Experiment with the texture by adjusting the pureeing time. For a thicker sauce, blend less; for a smoother consistency, blend more thoroughly.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t rush the cooling process before blending; allowing the mixture to cool slightly will make it safer to handle and result in a better texture.

Pairing Suggestions

While this sauce is a classic pairing for steak, it’s also excellent with grilled chicken, pork chops, or even as a zesty dipping sauce for appetizers.

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This homemade A1 Steak Sauce recipe is an excellent way to add a personal touch to your meals. It’s easy, enjoyable, and results in a sauce that might just become your new favorite condiment.

Try this recipe for your next dinner and see how it transforms your dishes. Have any tweaks or additional tips? Share them in the comments below and help others make the perfect homemade steak sauce. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your fellow cooking enthusiasts!

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Copycat A1 Steak Sauce by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Bring the classic flavor of A1 Steak Sauce to your kitchen with this simple and delicious copycat recipe. Perfect for enhancing steaks, burgers, and marinades, this homemade sauce combines the tangy zest of orange juice with a robust mix of spices and condiments, ensuring you'll never miss the store-bought version again!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 42 kcal


  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • ½ cup Raisins
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Grated Orange Peel
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Sauce


  • Combine Ingredients: In a medium saucepan, add orange juice, raisins, soy sauce, white vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried orange peel, ketchup, and chili sauce.
    1/2 cup Orange Juice
    1/2 cup Raisins
    1/4 cup Soy Sauce
    1/4 cup White Vinegar
    2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
    1 Tbsp Dried Grated Orange Peel
    2 Tbsp Ketchup
    2 Tbsp Chili Sauce
  • Cook: Place the saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously to ensure that the ingredients blend well and do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cool and Puree: After boiling for 2 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes. Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a blender.
  • Blend: Puree the sauce mixture until smooth, ensuring there are no lumps or whole raisins remaining.
  • Store: Pour the blended sauce into a clean bottle or jar. Seal tightly and refrigerate. Use within 3 months for best flavor.


Additional Notes:
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes during the cooking process.
  • If the sauce is too thick after blending, thin it with a small amount of water or additional orange juice to achieve the desired consistency.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.


Serving: 2TablespoonCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 533mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 8g
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20 thoughts on “Copycat A1 Steak Sauce”

  1. since this costs well over $4.00 sometimes $5.00 at my local grocer (rural area), the recipe should be a cost saver for sure.:2cents:

  2. the raisins become a part of the sauce when you puree it in the blender, this sounds wonderful and i can’t wait to give it a try.

    • Could I freeze this in ice cube trays and just thaw out when I need it?

      That sounds like a great idea to try. I do that with herbed butter cubes. They don’t take long to defrost and stay fresh.

  3. I tried a recipe similar to this on Pinterest but it was sort of blah. Made it three times and just couldn’t come close to the taste I was expecting. This sounds like it may be what I have been looking for.



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