Steak Sauce


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup minced pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 3 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper


In a saucepan, combine water, vinegar, apple juice, tomato paste, dates, molasses, tamarind, cloves, allspice and cardamom. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a blender and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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