A perfectly cooked steak is hard to beat, and when they are done right, you don’t need anything but a little salt and pepper. And while I don’t think a good steak really needs anything extra, its sometimes fun to play around with flavors and toppings, am I right? Adding crumbles of blue cheese, herby compound butters, caramelized onions and the like can’t turn a bad steak into a good one, but they can make a good steak pretty dang delicious. Last week Joel took me out to a fancy-shmancy steak place and we had a fantastic dinner! Joel’s steak came with this awesome glaze, and I spent the whole evening trying to figure out how I could recreate it at home. And then the very next night, I think I got pretty dang close!
This glaze is an amazing topper to grilled steaks (or even chicken or pork chops!) Whiskey, brown sugar, bacon and sage combine to create an amazing sauce that takes any old steak to top notch level! **NOTE: Do NOT boil this sauce, only gently simmer it! If this sauce gets a rolling boil, it will turn into caramel. Which will be equally delicious, but nearly impossible to chew with steak. Cook this sauce gently! I love when just a few simple ingredients come together to create utter perfection, don’t you?
Whiskey Bacon Steak Glaze
by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: entree bacon brown sugar Sage Whiskey
Ingredients (4 servings)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
6 ounces good quality whiskey
4 pieces thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
2 TBSP fresh sage, chopped
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
Gently summer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. NOTE: DO NOT BOIL!!! If you boil, the sugar will caramelize and you will get delicious tasting caramels. But you won’t be able to chew it.
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.