How to Make Zip Sauce at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Sauce is something which adds a different flavour to the dish. It does not only make a dish tasty but also gives moisture to it. It can even make a typical vegetable taste so good that you will ask for it again and again. You can even make your salad taste like a delicacy with just a dressing of sauce over it. Sauce can be prepared hot but served cold or can be prepared cold but served hot, Pesto sauce is prepared cold but served warm and apple sauce is served cold and cooked cold too.

A steak and vegetables are the best combinations but if you add an excellent sauce to this steak, it will turn out more delicious and juicy. There are numerous sauces made and are now also available pre-made. A zip sauce is one such sauce that brings a different taste to your dish. Zip sauce compliments the steak, vegetables, soups and even seafood with the best taste.

Let’s make it at home today. A homemade zip sauce can never disappoint you. The best part of cooking the sauce at home it that you can make it taste like you prefer to have it as more buttery or more spicy. Zip sauce is also known as Steak sauce as it is majorly eaten with the steak. It was originated in Detroit at Lelli’s restaurant in 1939. This sauce is like a rich buttery glaze.

Let’s see what we require and need to do to make this sauce to give the steak more flavour than usual. Here you go with the Zip sauce recipe.

Ingredient for Zip Sauce

Butter¼ cup
Rosemary (dried and crushed)1 teaspoon
Thyme¼ teaspoon
Garlic powder¼ teaspoon
Parsley (dried)1 teaspoon
Salt1 teaspoon
Dijon Mustard1 tablespoon
Black Pepper (grounded)½ teaspoon
Cumin (grounded)¼ teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce1 ½ tablespoons
Cayenne pepper1/8 teaspoon
Beef dripping1/3 cup

Every ingredient in this sauce stands out in the taste, all of them have there owned unique taste and when combined will result out in a most delectable taste. You can find these ingredients in your pantry too and if not then these are readily available at any supermarket. Let’s see in how much time will the sauce be ready.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 minutes1 minute11 minutes

It will not take much time to prepare the sauce as we just have to combine them all with just a minute of the cooking process. Check out how it is prepared.

Zip Sauce Recipe

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium flame. Add all the ingredients in it except beef dripping and stir well for a minute.
  2. Mix the sauce with beef drippings and its ready to serve.

A minute of cooking and done. Such an easy recipe to make a dip. You will love it once you try it out.

Nutritional Breakdown of Zip Sauce

Any sauce can elevate the taste food item. But does this Zip Sauce also contributes to the nutritional values of the food? Let’s check that out.


I hope you liked this homemade zip sauce. So please share your honest reviews related to the recipe and comment in the section below. You can ask your queries and I will be happy to help you. Till then, enjoy your food.

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