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19 savory steak toppings to spice up your meat staple

19 savory steak toppings to spice up your meat staple

It’s time to make your steak courses shine!

Whenever I gather the gang by the grilling station, I always make sure to bring enough steak meats to feed my guests, especially those members of the steak lover’s club. Grilled sirloin along with mouthwatering side dishes for steak are never missing in my menu.

Moreover, we all know that steak is a satisfying meal on its own, and cooking it is a work of art. But with the right steak toppers, you can add an extra dimension to your meat staple. 

From homemade spreadable butter to sauteed veggies to berry sauce, this compilation of the best steak toppings is everything you need to achieve that complete and hearty meal.

This homemade compound butter topping is a perfect garnish to add some creamy and buttery flavors to your steak, chicken, sweet potatoes, steamed veggies, or it even can be spread across your favorite bread. 

It combines parsley, onion, butter, thyme, and olive oil for making the butter soft and spreadable. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be stored in the fridge to lengthen its shelf life.

Full details about this neat topping here

2. Peppercorn sauce

A typical peppercorn sauce features brandy or cognac along with peppercorn, broth, and heavy cream. But this version is for those who don’t have liquor on hand. 

Though it’s different from the original recipe, this simple yet creamy sauce is savory enough to take your juicy steak courses to the next level. 

Add some mushrooms to the sauce if you feel adventurous today. 

Get the recipe here

3. Sauteed onions

Adding sauteed onions offers richer flavor to your meat-based main dishes like steak and burgers. The flavors of onions with a dash of salt complement well with the steak’s tender texture and juicy flavor. 

The recipe calls for three simple ingredients that are likely to be found in your kitchen: onions, olive oil, and salt. 

Quick tip: Be sure to stir the onions every couple of minutes so that they cook evenly.

Here’s the recipe

4. Sauteed garlic

Adding sauteed onions offers richer flavor to your meat-based main dishes like steak and When it comes to simple toppings for steak, this sauteed garlic is on the top list!

Made with two simple ingredients such as garlic cloves and olive, putting them on top of any meat-based recipes creates interesting and depth flavor and a bit of complexity. 

Replacing olive oil with butter provides a richer flavor to your sauteed garlic. But keep in mind that butter will burn faster than the oil, so cook it with a risk!

Get the recipe here

5. Sauteed mushrooms

Aside from sauteed garlic and onions, this recipe is also a great bet as toppings for your steak dishes. 

These caramelized mushrooms are cooked with olive oil and butter, resulting in a rich and buttery taste. Putting minced garlic right before you finish cooking the mushrooms creates a tempting aroma to the overall dish. 

There’s no wrong way to saute mushrooms. So feel free to get creative with your flavors. 

Check out this recipe.

6. Mustard and garlic sauce

The combination of french mustard, garlic, fresh chives, garlic clove, butter, and dijon mustard are obviously behind the creamy, bold, and sharp taste of this sauce.  

The flavors of mustard and garlic go together with chicken, pork chops, and steaks. Plus, making it is straightforward and offers a no-fuss guarantee. Just melt, mix, and then serve!

Get more details here.

7. Creamy mushroom sauce

This sauce is loaded with a burst of nice flavors. The blend of chicken broth, heavy cream, wine, and mushrooms offers a perfectly subtle, creamy, and deep flavor to the dish. 

Adding fresh parsley at the last minute of the preparation provides an additional earthiness flavor profile that’s being more improved by salt and pepper. 

Quick tip: Combine all ingredients thoroughly to achieve a smooth and creamy sauce. 

Unlock this recipe here

8. Teriyaki sauce

This homemade teriyaki sauce will make you realize that using store-bought is a total mistake. It’s super easy and packed with bold, savory, sweet flavors with lots of umami taste.

All you need is to combine all the ingredients in a bowl, simmer the mixture in a saucepan until it thickens, then your sauce is ready!

Drizzle them with your favorite smoked salmon, steamed rice, or steak!

Get the recipe here

9. Caramelized onion and blue cheese steak sauce

The rich aroma of blue cheese and the sweet mellow flavor of caramelized onions of this sauce recipe are topnotch!

These flavors get even deeper and savorier with the addition of Worcestershire sauce, cream cheese, and then sprinkle with a hint of simple salt and pepper. Yum!

This dish requires very little prep work and is a great dish for your next steak meal. 

Here’s the recipe

10. Hollandaise sauce

This Hollandaise sauce is a good topping to elevate your steak dishes’ flavors, particularly the steak oscar recipe. 

The combination of steak, crab, asparagus, and glorious Hollandaise sauce with a hint of fresh pepper on top is a whole crowd-pleasing meal. Every bite of this hearty meal will make you feel like you’re enjoying them at a fancy restaurant. 

Get the Hollandaise sauce here

11. Fried egg

If you’re in a hurry and have no time to prepare the steak sauce, then topping your favorite meat with fried eggs is your best bet. 

The niftiest way to achieve the perfect fried eggs and to avoid a messy pan is to cook them in a nontoxic and nonstick skillet. So be sure to secure that!

To make it more fun and exciting, drizzle gravy over egg and steak and put a dash of black pepper. 

Here’s the recipe

12. Beurre blanc sauce

If you’re in a hurry and have no time to prepare the steak sauce, then topping your favorite When I first heard about this Beurre blanc sauce, I thought that everything about it is complicated. But it isn’t!

This sauce features sweet, tangy, and buttery flavors from white wine, lemon juice, shallots, and butter. These ingredients are slowly melted at the same time until it reaches its liquid form. 

Making this sauce before your steak party and reheating it is possible too!

Full details here

13. Roasted red pepper butter

If you’re in a hurry and have no time to prepare the steak sauce, then topping your favorite Aside from steak dishes, this roasted red pepper butter goes well with baked and mashed potatoes or hot artisan bread.

The ingredients behind the creamy and buttery flavor of the recipe are red pepper, butter, and Himalayan pink salt. Although adding garlic powder, rosemary, and chives are optional, putting them provides an extra flavor to the mixture. 

Get the recipe

14. Sun-dried tomato butter

You aren’t a butter lover if you haven’t topped this sun-dried tomato butter on your favorite steak dish. 

Packed with butter, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, and simple salt, this compound butter recipe is sure to step up your steak game in no time. 

It’s easy to put together too!

Learn to make it with just four simple steps here

15. Berry sauce

Dashing a bit of berry sauce on top of your sirloin steak dish provides a beautiful sweet and savory sensation that might leave you craving for more. 

With just a combination of berries, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, and flour, you can make this lovely sauce at home!

The recipe is also a perfect match for waffles, pancakes, and can turn breakfast bread into something fancy morning delight. 

Here’s the recipe

16. Béarnaise

If ever there was a perfect topping, this is it! The luxurious mouthfeel and the fresh tarragon flavor of béarnaise is a perfect match with the incredibly delicious pan-seared steak. The topping tastes beautifully creamy and comes together in less than 15 minutes. 

Unlock this recipe here.

17. Olive tapenade

Tapenade is a fantastic topping for grilled steak. The recipe is made even more scrumptious with the addition of fresh parsley and garlic. The red pepper flakes add a spicy kick that blends well with the texture of the olives. It’s also easy enough to whip up so better make two batches of this topper as the first is sure to go quickly. 

Get the recipe here.

18. Honey ginger soy glaze

Lend your steak with a mouthwatering flavor with this glaze flavored with honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and fresh ginger. The topping should elevate the experience, especially for a BBQ party; it’s also simple enough to put together on a busy weeknight. Simply combine the ingredients in a small bowl, stir, then you’re done!

Here’s the recipe.

19. Dry rub

There’s no quicker way to add flavor to steak if you opt for a dry rub. It’s the best pick if you want to go sauce-free but still want that load of flavor. 

Smoked paprika, along with a good bit of brown sugar, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, plays the dominant role in the recipe’s taste. The result? A fusion of flavors–sweet, savory, and spicy!

Learn more about this recipe here.

The bottom line

I decided to make a compilation to help those steak lovers who are struggling to choose what garnishes to put on their steak courses. 

I certainly have high hopes now that these steak topper ideas will make you achieve that complete and hearty steak meal you always wanted! 

Steak toppings

Steak toppings

This compilation of the best steak toppings is everything you need to achieve that complete and hearty meal you always wanted.


  • Homemade spreadable compound butter
  • Peppercorn sauce
  • Sauteed onions
  • Sauteed garlic
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Mustard and garlic sauce
  • Creamy mushroom sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Caramelized onion and blue cheese steak sauce
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • Fried egg
  • Beurre blanc sauce
  • Roasted red pepper butter
  • Sun-dried tomato butter
  • Berry sauce
  • Béarnaise
  • Olive tapenade
  • Honey ginger soy glaze
  • Dry rub


  1. Pick three toppings to try
  2. Make them for your next steak meal

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