I believe it used to me marketed as Lea & Perrins Sweet & Spicy steak sauce before it was discontinued. Then I found a good copy at Trader Joe’s called “Trader Joe’s All Purpose Steak/Chicken Sauce”. Now it seems that Trader Joe’s has discontinued it also! So can anybody recommend a suitable replacement? Here are the list of ingredients (as read from my very last empty bottle):
Tomato Concentrate, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Spices, Onion Powder, Water, Vinegar, Molasses, Corn Sweetener, Anchovies, Natural Flavorings, Onions, Tamarinds, Salt, Garlic, Chilli Peppers, and Shallots.
I love this sauce, and I can’t bear the thought of living without it. Somebody please help me!
You have the basics.
I make a bbq sauce from:
Worchester, ketchup, brown sugar, salsa.
Those four ingredients are about the same as what you are talking about.
Mix in a bowl, sniff, taste and add and subtact. You’ll get it eventually.
I think the ingredients are listed in the order of their predominance in the sauce, if that helps.
Meanwhile, you might try this brand:
I want you to know that I have spent the last twenty minutes looking for either of your sauces on the net. I’m so hungry now that I may drink some barbecue sauce straight from the bottle.
According to the official Lea and Perrins site here, the Sweet and Spicy Steak sauce is still being made, although it may taste slightly different since they changed the recipe.
This place is at least one place that carries it.
Kroger used to make a pretty good knock-off of it.
Picapeppa Sauce is pretty much the same thing, but more concentrated, and a bit hotter. A New Orleans yummy; mix it up with cream cheese and use as a cracker spread. Yum-a-bon temps roulez!
And here’s the site: http://www.pickapeppa.com/
It’s amazing and addicting.
I have found the Paul Newman brand of steak sauce to be very good. It doesn’t have the bite of A1 or Heinz that I find ruins the taste of beef.
Thanks for the responses so far, guys – I’ll look into your suggestions. I don’t think I’ve got the time or gumption to try to make the sauce myself – so I’d prefer to find something I can purchase in convenient bottled form.
Okay, for those of you following this thread (and I’m sure there are thousands of you), I’ve found a simple way to make a sauce that tastes remarkably similar to Lea & Perrin’s Sweet & Spicy:
Run to your local Safeway and purchase a bottle of “Safeway Select Gourmet Club Steak Sauce” (Original, not bold).
Pour out about 1/8th of the sauce down the drain.
Pour a small amount of water (about 1 ounce) into a small glass and add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of sugar to it. Mix it until you have a thick, gooey sugar solution.
Using a funnel, pour the sugar solution into the bottle of steak sauce.
Close the bottle tightly, and shake vigorously until the contents are well-mixed.
Voilá! You now have a sweet and spicy sauce that’s isn’t overpowering or tart – perfect for chicken or steak!