1: Running out
2: Paying exorbitant prices for it
Following this simple - and customizable - recipe, you can make your own steak sauce that is surprisingly similar, and possibly superior to those store-bought kinds. Plus, it's so much cheaper, you don't need to save it for special occasions.
What you'll need to make about 8oz of sauce: (You may already have it all!)
-6oz Tomato Ketchup/Catsup (I just use store brand)
-1.5oz Worcestershire sauce (again using the cheap brand here)
-Hot sauce to taste (Optional - I like Tabasco, but try whatever you like)
-8oz empty food-safe bottle (I suppose you could reuse a commercial steak sauce bottle)
Step 1: Start with the Ketchup
Add about 6oz of ketchup to the bottle. If you have one of the squeeze bottles of ketchup, this is easy. Just don't overfill - too much ketchup makes the whole thing taste like, well, ketchup.
Step 2: Add the Worcestershire
Use a funnel to save the countertop. If you try to use the bottle's built-in orifice reducer (the thing that makes it "spit" little bits out) then you'll make a mess and it will take forever. If you are using the "fancy" brands that have the orifice reducer stuck into the bottle, either pop it out with pliers or a fork, or consider filling a small dish/glass and then transferring into the narrow neck bottle.