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Steak Sauces

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Neal, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Neal

    Neal Millennium Member

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    A-1 Original is our favorite, but it is so expensive, I am looking for an alternative. Are there any imitations of A-1 out there?
     
  2. utah

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    I think there’s a law against using steak sauce on steaks, could be wrong but I remember reading it somewhere. Try to learn how to cook steak properly and you don’t need it.


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  3. Hokie3

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    I don't use steak sauce on my steaks either, unless I'm making a Rib-eye steak sandwich. I love that with A-1. My everyday steak marinade is very simple and doesn't overpower the taste of the meat. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and soak in worchester sauce for 20-30 min. Cook rare to medium rare and enjoy.
     
  4. pesticidal

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    Now there's a fairly ignorant statement. ;Q

    How do you cook your steak properly? Everyone's taste is different.
     
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    I hardly use steak sauces on my steaks ( law or not ;Q ) but when I do i use it, the only sauce I use are one of 2 sauces. Goodall's or Crosse&blackwell. Much better, sweeter and milder than A1 steak sauce imho
     
  6. lwt210

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    Some are assuming that he is using steak sauce on steaks.

    I rarely use steak sauce on my steaks as they are juicy and tender right off the grill. Sometimes I will pour a small puddle of it and barely dip a piece of steak in it but more times than not I just eat the steaks straight.

    I will use steak sauce in my burgers and they turn out tasty.

    I have also used a little in my jerky marinades.

    And I have dipped fries in a mixture of steak sauce and ketchup.

    A-1 is our favorite...the wife likes the original, I prefer the bold and spicy.
     
  7. hwyhobo

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    No thick processed sauces on my steak. Toward the very end I may sprinkle a little blue cheese on top and let it melt, but that's it. I want beef to taste like beef. Get good beef. That's the key.
     
  8. PDogSniper

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    I heard about this law also. I do think it's legal on hamburger though...
     
  9. JMag

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    More expensive but better, IMHO: Maker's Mark Gourmet Sauce.
     
  10. Neal

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    CORRECTAMUNDO sir! I never said I put it on steaks. My favorite topping on real (as in T-bone or ribeye) steaks, is a sauteed pan of onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. A-1 in an excellent sauce for pork cuttlets(sp?), cube steaks, and misc. other pork and beef. But with 3 kids that like it, a $5.00 bottle does not last long. I have tried Heinz 57, it is crap! Worcestershire is good, but a totally different flavor, and not as good as A-1.
     
  11. lwt210

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    Hate Heitz 57......maybe on fries but that is about it.

    A-1 is what we use. Look for coupons...we always have coupons for it.
     
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    Depends on the steak and how it's seasoned. A1 if any.
     
  13. Alchemy

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    I enjoy A1 on my steak, and I really don't give a rats ***
    who doesn't like it. Throughout the years I've encountered
    the anti A1 Nazi's.

    Then there are those who say that a steak has to be pan fried
    or it is ruined..ad nausem! Let me not forget those who say
    that the steak has to be "well done"...Well each to his own!

    I eat my steak the way that I want it. Medium rare, maybe
    on the rare side. Life is to short to have someone dictate
    how they are to eat there meat. BTW, I even like A1 on my
    pork. Please, by all means, continue the A1 Debate!!
     
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    Hey now, it's good stuff!
     
  15. Neal

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    Ha ha ha, good for what? It tastes awful !
     
  16. Neal

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    This is a little off topic, but I believe my steaks cooked on my old Weber charcoal grill are much better than any steak that can be purchased in a restaurant. And use A-1 or anything you want on your steaks, it won't offend me. I'll often use A-1 on restaurant steaks, because they are not as good as mine and they need the help. ;g Considering my earlier post, I guess I don't consider most restaurant steaks to be "real" steaks.
     
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    We use a bourbon brine that we got off a pork chop recipe for our steaks.

    It has soy sauce, lemons, bourbon, tobasco, salt, pepper, and butter.

    I baste that on the steaks and throw them on a hot grill stoked with lump charcoal and mesquite chunks. The fires are usually in the 500 degree range, according to my thermometer.

    I like mine around medium and with this brining sauce, they turn out excellent. Very little A-1 needed, depending on the cut.

    I also use a half stick of butter to coat the grill grates before searing the steaks for great grill marks and to keep them from sticking.

    That, along with some smoked potatoes and a couple of good cold beers will make you never want to eat out at a restaurant again.
     
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    Now this sounds GOOD...! (where's our new smileys?) How long do you brine the steaks...? How far from the coals with a fire that hot...?
     
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    I'll grant a steak with A-1 but anyone who'll eat a pan fried steak will eat one that's sat in the sun for 3 days...;)
     
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    Hunger makes the best sauce!