Steak and alcohol play nicely together, especially when you use alcohol as the base for a sauce or glaze for your steak. The bold flavors of each work together in ways that’ll truly delight your palate.
This recipe is all about bourbon (and, of course, steak!). Combine your favorite bourbon with steak seasonings, barbecue sauce, and a little heavy whipping cream to thicken things up, and you’ll be left with a tasty glaze that colors and flavors steak beautifully.
Bourbon Barbecue Glazed Steak Recipe
Pull steak from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking. Season generously with Chicago Steak Seasoning, or your favorite steak rub, on all sides.
In a small bowl, mix together the bourbon, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and tarragon until well blended.
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat with oil. Cook each steak for about 3 minutes on each side until a golden-brown crust forms and the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness. Remove from skillet and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Turn down the heat to medium and allow the skillet about 10 minutes to come down in temperature.
Add butter to the skillet and allow to melt and deglaze the pan. Then, slowly pour the bourbon-barbecue mixture into the skillet, stirring to incorporate the leftover bits of steak.
Pour heavy whipping cream into the mixture. Bring to a boil, stir, and then reduce heat to simmer for about 15 minutes. The glaze should thicken to a honey-like consistency. If not, you can add a little more cream and brown sugar.
Add steak, one at a time, back to the pan and baste with the glaze. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
This glaze is quick and straightforward to make and is one of the tastiest ways you can beef up your steak dinner. Bourbon has a hint of sweetness that complements the rich, robust flavors in steak well. Just about any bourbon will do, so don’t feel like you need to get a high-end specific kind. Be sure to taste the glaze as it cooks; you can always add a little more bourbon to deepen its flavor and delight your taste buds.
You can make this glaze for almost any steak, too! Check out our selection of steaks you can order online to find your favorite cut and get it shipped to your door.