Porterhouse with Balsamic Steak Sauce

Total Time:
51 min
10 min
5 min
36 min

6 servings


Preheat a grill to high on one side and lightly oil the grate. Season a 2-inch-thick porterhouse steak (3 pounds) with coarse sea salt and pepper. Grill over direct heat for 4 minutes, then rotate the meat 90 and cook 2 more minutes. Repeat on the other side. Move the steak to the cooler part of the grill (position the smaller end away from the heat); cover and cook until the meat reaches 128 to 130 for medium-rare, 12 to 15 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing. To make the sauce, simmer 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2/3 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup honey, 2 sliced shallots, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, and salt, pepper and sugar to taste until thickened, about 15 minutes. Strain, then whisk in some butter.

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    Awesome! I tried this with a less expensive cut and simmered it for 2 hours in a dutch oven, fabulous sauce!! Will use again!
    to tart. too much ketchup
    This sauce is perfect :, followed the recipe exactly as it is and after tasting it i wouldnt change a thing. I am a Chef with over 20 years in the industry and i quite often look up recipes for ideas, but to me a recipe is only a guide, i always make changes and tweaks after tasting, but not with this 1. 
    5 stars is too low in my opinion, i give it 100 stars :
    I broiled my steak in an old seasoned black wrought iron pan following the directions. Turned the oven to hi/broil and flipped the steaks every 4 minutes until they were done enough for me.I also made the sauce I just used dried onion pieces instead of the shallots.The sauce is all over the net under different names I have even had it on chicken which is wonderful. I made the sauce tasting it as I go because I never measure anything. 
    Way way way way way way way way too much ketchup
    An excellent sauce that really does go with almost anything. It's a little more vinegary than I anticipated but whisking in a couple of tablespoons of butter as suggested smoothed it out enough to make it delightful. I also added a touch more catsup along with "salt and pepper to taste". It went great on the Portabellas I grilled as well as the steak! My family gave the sauce great kudos and insisted we keep the extra for future use.
    So good! This is the best steak sauce ever! I want to use this on everything!
    I just made this, in volume, for a spring banquet and received very good reviews. I served it warm, as that is my preference. I forgot to add the butter at the end and it was still excellent so had a few less calories/fats in it. I'm sure the butter would only make it better.
    Why do people rate recipes without even trying them??
    Love it.... I add portabella muschrooms, It was really good. =)
    Love it.... I add portabella muschrooms, It was really good. =)
    Awesome recipe! Though I o generally enjoy a steak with no topping this just added to the goodness! And as a note to people who read reviews, skip over comments from people who are giving reviews without actually trying the recipe it's a shame when great recipes rating are lowered because of this.
    I made this steak my family saved some sauce and put it on steak cabobs later. My family raved about for 2 weeks.
    Chefgirl you need to change your name honey because any chef or good chef would and has put balsamic on there steaks, i have made this sauce and it is great on any steak and when i go to 5 star restaurants i have ordered it that way- its yummy.........

    This sauce isn't complex and the cut of beef isnt expensive. Please dont rate recipes low just because you are inexperienced and are unable/unwilling to follow the recipe.
    While the sauce sounds GREAT...and I will try it...I cannot, for the life of me understand how anyone can take a great T-Bone steak and glop it up with any sauce at all. On my steak, just some salt and pepper please.

    Having said that however, I will make the sauce and see what else it might work with. Looks like it may be good with BBQ chicken.
    My husband and I loved the sauce. Will definitely make this again!
    I've made this sauce for my myself and my father-in-law. We both adore it! Follow the recipe and you'll be happy.
    This sauce was great!!!!!!! Tasty, twangy, smooth, and my whole family loved it. I did alter the recipe a little bit. First, I did not have any shallots so I subbed fresh garlic cloves and onion. Next, I did not have any allspice so I used some ginger, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon.
    I then merged 2 reciped to create a steak sandwich. I broiled garlic bread in the oven to lightly toast the bread. Then, I grilled the porterhouse steaks. (Salt, pepper to taste) Finally, I cut the steaks thinnly after the steak rested, placed the steak on the bread, drizzle to your taste the steak sauce,added lettuce, grilled onions and peppers, and ENJOY!!
    Now, let me say you could just drizzle that sauce over the steak and eat away and it would be awesome!!!!
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