Steak and Shake Special Sauce

Total Time
1hr 1min
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 hr

This is exactly Steak and Shake's Special Sauce that they serve over their Chili Mac. I make Chili Mac with Steak & Shake Chili and it is wonderful. Cook time is refrigerator time.


  1. Mix catsup and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Serve on top on of cooked spaghetti topped with recipe #27171, shredded cheese, chopped onion.
  4. Use about 2 tablespoons per serving.
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My sister made this with the chili recipe at a family reunion last week and all of my family loved it! We eat at Steak n Shake often (we're from Normal, IL where the first Steak n Shake opened) and it was nice having a bit of home in TN. Thanks!

a.mckimmy August 17, 2008

This is it. My family has a long history with Steak N Shake. I, myself, worked there for over 2 years. I even won the title of The Master of the Grill for our area and came in second place in our district. This recipe is spot on. If you know anything about S N S chili macs, you know that their meat sauce is very unusual. That's what makes the defining difference. I have yet to discover their secrets, it always came to the restaurants prepackaged. The only suggestion that I have is to buy their chili. You can buy at at the restaurants and some grocery stores carry it. A couple Tbsp is enough to do the trick to give it that more authentic taste. BTW, they always used Heinz ketchup for the sauce.<br/><br/>They have changed very little over the years. The traditional chili mac doesn't have chili, it just has the meat sauce and the red sauce with the spaghetti. The chili 5 ways added chili, extra meat sauce, shredded Cheddar ?n jack cheese and diced onion (we used green onion back in the 80's, I think they use a different kind now). They always had Romano cheese and I think it gives it just the right finishing, B-A-M! (In the words of Emeril Lagasse.)

Seed P. November 20, 2014

LOVE making Steak N Shake Chili at home!! This sauce is great! You can add more or less Worcestershire to taste. I have been making this sauce for years and never really knew the correct amounts to use. I taste the sauce to make sure it is not too ketchupy. =)

jcriggin May 05, 2013