A1 Steak Sauce (Copycat)

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An easy and perfect A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made in just 20 minutes for a fraction of the cost!

An easy and perfect A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made in just 20 minutes and for so much less money! Made with raisins, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.A1 Steak Sauce (Copycat)

A steak isn’t really a steak unless you top it with A1 Steak Sauce. That’s what growing up with my parents taught me. At least once a month we’d grill steaks and make baked potatoes on the side for a classic steakhouse meal (nevermind that the right way to make a steak is in a cast iron skillet!).

We’d all sit down to some delicious NY Strip Steaks (I’m team ribeye now by the way) and everyone would wait their turns for the A1 steak sauce because it was so much better than Heinz 57 steak sauce. This is THE BEST homemade steak sauce recipe and I owe a ton of gratitude to Two Dogs in the Kitchen who worked hard to make the recipe.

The worst part about A1? Well for starters the bottles were so small! And even more importantly it is pretty darn expensive. The A1 Steak Sauce ingredients aren’t expensive on their own, so there is no reason for it! You can make almost 2 cups of generic A1 sauce with this recipe.

While the ingredients may be non-negotiable here to capture that A1 Steak Sauce flavor, it is still an easy homemade steak sauce.

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Can A1 Steak Sauce be used as a marinade?

A1 Steak Marinade: Add 1/4 cup A1 Steak sauce to 2 tablespoons oil, 2 garlic cloves (minced) and 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Add the ingredients to the steak and marinate them for 1 hour before cooking.

What is in A1 Steak Sauce?

A1 Steak Sauce is a mix of a lot of different flavors you wouldn’t expect including raisins, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, dijon mustard, orange and more.

You can certainly make a homemade steak sauce without Worcestershire, a good example of it would be a Heinz 57 Steak Sauce recipe.

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The PERFECT A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made at home for a fraction of the cost but with all the flavor!

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A1 Steak Sauce (Copycat)

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  • Yield: 1 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Course: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American
An easy and perfect A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made in just 20 minutes and for so much less money! Made with raisins, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the ingredients (except for the orange juice) into a small saucepan.
  2. Squeeze the oranges into the pan, then drop in the rinds.
  3. On low heat, stirring occasionally, let it simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Careful to keep the heat low allowing for a very low gentle heat, not a hard boil.
  5. To check doneness dip in a spoon and run your finger over the back, the line should stay clean.
  6. Turn off the heat and strain out the garlic and orange pieces.
  7. Let cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Two Dogs in the Kitchen.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 Servings, Amount per serving: 20 calories, Serving Size: 1 , Calories: 20g

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The PERFECT A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made at home for a fraction of the cost but with all the flavor!
An easy and perfect A1 Steak Sauce Copycat made in just 20 minutes and for so much less money! Made with raisins, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.

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    1. To be honest right now I have all but 2 ingredients to make this, as I am sure most people who cook a lot would. They are all pretty common ingredients. So yes it would be by far cheaper for me to make it then buy it by bottle.

    1. Sorry for the confusion. They will break down during the boiling process and then any bigger pieces will be strained out at the same time as the garlic and orange pieces. Hope this helps clear things up!

    1. No, you’ll just want to cook it a bit longer. Make sure to check the doneness by dipping in a spoon and run your finger over the back, the line should stay clean.

  1. Hi! Thank you for the recipe. I live in France and A1 absolutely does not exist. I have found it available in the UK but by the time I pay shipping and do the conversion pounds to euro – a large bottle is almost 9 euros each. So, I decided today to make your recipe myself. It’s easy to make BUT when I sample it (it’s only been in the fridge for about 2 hrs)…it tastes a bit tart. I will let it sit until tomorrow because I think it will be better BUT maybe you have a suggestion of why it might be tart.

    Thanks so much. I am going to keep on plugging away at this. I love a good challenge:) !

    1. I’m so glad you found this recipe. 🙂 I will say for the tartness that sometimes there are variations in flavors of products sold in the US versus other places so maybe that’s the difference your tasting that you’re used to. It could also be the balsamic vinegar having a different flavor as well.

  2. I’m sorry but i have one more question. What exactly did you mean by, “the line must be clean” after cooking for the 15 minutes? I thought I tested it correctly but perhaps I didn’t…this could also be the problem. If it is, can I re-heat the sauce and try to cook longer? Ugh:) Thank you…not yet exactly A1 but getting close.

    1. It means that when you dip a spoon into it and then run your finger along the back, the line stay straight and doesn’t bleed. Hopefully that makes sense!

  3. Hi. Are Golden Raisins a must? What would be the difference if I were to use the regular raisins that I have in my pantry?

    1. I haven’t tested with regular raisins, but they have a different flavor which is much smaller and tougher in texture. Would love to hear how it turns out for you if you test it out.

  4. Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing . Unfortunately I did not have raisins or an orange but I did substitute them with maple syrup and a lemon. Turned out great .

    Rating: 5
  5. Flavor profile was sweeter than A-1.  My wife, aunt, cousin, and sister-in-law found the flavor either too sweet for their palette or equated it more to Heinz 57 than A-1.  If I made it again I would reduce the sugar.

  6. Could you substitute regular raisins in place of the golden, or mix them? The reason I ask is I have such a tiny amount of golden raisins left in my cupboard but have plenty of the regular ones.

  7. This copy cat A-1 is great! Had everything on hand except the orange ? so I used orange extract and still came out divine for our ribeye ? on the 4th of July !

    Rating: 5