Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

The only sauce we use on steak for 15 years now. Delicious..........

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shallots


  1. Mince shallots (3).
  2. Place butter in pan over medium heat and saute shallots until clear.
  3. Add sugar and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Bring to boil and stir constantly until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Immediately ladle over freshly grilled steaks.


Most Helpful

This wonderful sauce is simple enough for everyday meals, but elegant enough to serve to visitors. It has a sweet/sour , buttery flavour that goes well with steak (we had rump). If you make it before your steak is cooked and let it sit, it splits, but comes back together easily with a re-heat and a quick whisk.

JustJanS October 09, 2002

I normally do not eat anything on my steak -- I love it cooked medium-rare with no distractions from the beef flavor. However, I do love balsamic vinegar and this recipe piqued my interest. We grilled T-bones on the barbecue and this sauce was awesome with the grilled smokiness of the meat and when mixed with the meat juices, WOW. Made for Spring 2009 Pick A Chef.

LainieBug April 11, 2009

I made this for NY strip steaks. It was just too sweet for me; but I may try it again, omiting the sugar.

Scott1265 November 08, 2005

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