Kim's Zippy Sauce

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"This is the famous zip sauce that goes with steak served locally in Detroit. It really brings out the best in beef, and adds a spicy punch to the flavor."

Ingredients

11 m servings 79 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, parsley flakes and salt. Mix in the mustard, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Warm gently for about a minute. Mix equal parts of the sauce with beef steak drippings to complete the sauce just before serving.

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It's a steak sauce, it's a mult-purpose marinade. It's a varnish stripper. It's everything real men demand of an industrial steak sauce. Forget A-1. This is the real thing. Warning: zip sauce ...

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The sauce is pretty good, but not quite the real thing. I actually work at that little Italian restaurant, and love love love their zip sauce. This was close, but there was some sort of spice/ta...

It's a steak sauce, it's a mult-purpose marinade. It's a varnish stripper. It's everything real men demand of an industrial steak sauce. Forget A-1. This is the real thing. Warning: zip sauce ...

Although tasty, this isn't the closely guarded recipe for zip sauce. I managed an Italian restaurant that served it and have had zip sauce at other Detroit area stores and it never had all these...

Nice flavor. I adapted the recipe a bit in order to make it into a gravy and I had to use beef bouillon granules because I didn't have any drippings. Despite those changes it still turned out qu...

The only recipe I know of for Zip sauce is clarified butter, garlic powder (or finely chopped garlic) and Maggi Sauce. It is not overpowering - it only enhances the taste of the steak!!

The sauce is pretty good, but not quite the real thing. I actually work at that little Italian restaurant, and love love love their zip sauce. This was close, but there was some sort of spice/ta...

I love the restaurant that serves this zip sauce & have been trying to duplicate it for a while. This is the closest Ive come! Its missing something from the original but this is a very yummy ve...

Really, really good. I put 1/2 tsp of salt instead of a full tsp. And I use olive oil + a little water instead of beef drippings - it's very good like this too.

I've tried this recipe several times with no luck of it turning remotely similar to the famous zip sauces at the Detroit restuarants (Lelli's, Andiamo, Rochester Chop House, Red Coat, etc). I do...

oh my gosh!! nothing else to say ... perfect compliment to a tenderloin or other steak ... keeps in fridge forever (until you add the beef drippings)