Best Chilli No. 5 Sauces for Steak

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White Truffle Hot Sauce – Using Alba White Truffles


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Love a juicy steak dinner? Then why not elevate it further with the addition of a delicious steak hot sauce? The right steak hot sauce can add extra depth of flavour and a spicy kick that quickly and effortlessly transforms the dish from ordinary to extraordinary without overpowering it.

If you’re looking for the best steak hot sauce, then read our guide! Here’s everything you need to know about steak hot sauce, including how and when to add it, condiment and steak pairing ideas, steak hot sauce health credentials, as well as where to buy the best hot sauce.

Does hot sauce go on steak?

Yes, hot sauce is great with steak, adding extra depth of flavour and a spicy kick! The hot sauce you choose to add to your steak will depend on multiple factors, including your desired flavour profile and heat level, as well as other pairings, including accompaniments like grilled vegetables, potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Why should I add hot sauce to steak?

There are so many reasons why you should add hot sauce to steak! It adds anything from a little kick to a big kick of extra heat, elevating the steak’s flavours in minutes while adding variety to traditional steak meals. Furthermore, the acidity in some hot sauces can balance the richness of a fatty cut of steak, such as a rib eye, providing a pleasing contrast.

Should I add spicy steak sauce at the start of cooking or at the end?

Most hot sauces for steaks are designed to be added at the end of the cooking process, and are typically served as a hot and spicy dipping sauce, enabling you to tailor precisely how much hot sauce you want with each delicious mouthful.

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What other ingredients can I add to steak besides hot sauces?

While steak can be enjoyed on its own, it also pairs beautifully with several other ingredients beyond just hot sauce. Some of our favourite ingredients to add to steak include:

  • Blue cheese – melt it onto your favourite rib-eye or sirloin just before serving for a creamy lip-smacking taste
  • Garlic butter – this is a popular steak ingredient. You can add the garlic butter directly to the pan while cooking or pop a knob of garlic butter directly on top of the steak just before serving, letting it gently melt over the meat
  • Mushrooms – various mushrooms make a wonderful addition to steak, adding a rich umami flavour. Sautee the mushrooms first, then serve on top of the steak. You can experiment with different types of mushrooms, including chestnut mushrooms, brown or white button mushrooms, creminis, and portobello mushrooms
  • Red wine sauce – a quick red wine sauce can easily be made from the steak’s cooking juices with the addition of some finely chopped shallots, herbs, salt and pepper, and of course, red wine, creating a rich and flavorful sauce.
  • Seasoning and spices – It goes without saying that basic seasonings, such as salt and pepper, should always be added to your steak prior to cooking. However, adding extra spices, such as chilli flakes rubs and oils, can add extra heat.

Is steak and hot sauce good for you?

Yes, steak and hot sauce is good for you! Here’s why:

Steak nutritional benefits

As a red meat, steak provides multiple nutritional benefits and can be part of a healthy diet, especially when paired with healthy sides and condiments. Steak is rich in protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues and supporting the immune system, as well as iron, which is central to the production of hemoglobin, metabolism, and cognitive function. Steak is also rich in zinc, which is great for wound healing and cell division. Finally, steak is a good source of B vitamins, which offer multiple health benefits, as well as creatine, which supports muscle function and performance.

Hot sauce nutritional benefits

It’s important to remember that not all hot sauces are created equal, and therefore, each sauce’s healthy credentials will differ. All of Chilli No. 5’s hot sauces are made with the finest superfood ingredients (never any artificial colourings or preservatives) and infused with good-for-you supplements, including inulin, maca, and Korean red ginseng. Our hot sauces are rich in chillis, which are a well-known superfood thanks to their rich nutrient profile and bioactive compounds. In particular, chillis boast high levels of capsaicin, which have multiple health benefits, including pain relief, anti-inflammation support, and can also help increase metabolism.

There’s no question that a high-quality steak paired with a good-for-you steak sauce and healthy sides is a great dish to enjoy as part of a healthy diet.

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Each bottle of Chilli No. 5 contains superfood ingredients

What are the different steak types? 

There are lots of different steak types  – or cuts – and the choice of steak type will depend on your desired taste, fat content (with some steaks having a much higher amount of marbling), how you plan on cooking the steak, and budget. Here are some of the most popular different types of steak:


This steak is known for its rich marbling, which gives it an intense, juicy flavour and its wonderful tenderness. It’s the cut of choice for grilling or pan-searing and pairs beautifully with a wide range of steak hot sauces, either drizzled over the finished steak or as a tasty dipping sauce. 

New York strip 

New York strip steak has a slightly firmer texture than rib eye but is still considered a moderately tender cut. It has slightly less marbling than rib eye; however, it has a robust flavour, so it pairs well with ultra-spicy steak sauces. It is great for grilling and pan-searing. 

Filet Mignon

Considered the king of steak cuts, filet mignon is cut from the tenderloin and is prized for its tenderness and mild flavour, making it one of the most expensive cuts of steak. Its extremely low-fat content makes it a popular choice for those following a healthy lifestyle. Pan-sear or grill this juicy cut of meat to seal in all the flavours, and then finish in the oven to your desired doneness. Pairs well with a low to medium heat hot sauce to further elevate the flavours.


T-bone steaks – named because of the T-shaped bone – offer the best of both worlds: the tenderness of tenderloin with the rich flavour of strip steak. This classic steak cut is ideal for grilling and pairs wonderfully with your choice of hot sauce, from mild to extra spicy. 


Sirloin is a more purse-friendly steak cut known for its balanced flavours. It’s not as tender as a rib eye or filet mignon but is still incredibly enjoyable when cooked correctly. It’s great for grilling and pan-searing and pairs well with robustly flavoured steak sauces. 


Known as the ‘butcher’s steak’, hangar steaks are tender and flavoursome and have a good amount of marbling. These steaks are a thinner cut, so getting the cooking right is vital as hanger steak cuts can become chewy when overcooked. This cut is best fried on a high heat for a couple of minutes with a generous knob of garlic butter. Pairs well with a good selection of steak hot sauces, including our Cheeky Chimichurri hot sauce.  

What’s the best way to cook a steak? 

Every chef will have their own spin on the perfect way to cook steak, and it will depend on the steak cut. Generally speaking, the cooking process should include:

  • Bringing the steak to room temperature
  • Seasoning the steak just before cooking on both sides, including adding a generous amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Some chefs recommend rubbing the steak in a high-quality oil with a high smoke point
  • If frying, select a high-quality heavy frying pan, such as a cast-iron pan or skillet, which will evenly distribute the cooking heat. Turn up the heat so that the pan is searing hot
  • Place the steak in the pan and leave for two minutes, then flip and cook the other side. Avoid moving the steak around in the pan or constantly flipping it. You want it to sear fully on each side, which will lock in the juicy flavours and create a nice, crisp exterior
  • Some cooks add additional ingredients to the pan to boost the flavours further during the final minutes of cooking. This may include a knob of butter, some garlic, or fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs
  • While the steak is cooking in the pan, you can use a spoon to baste the steak in the cooking juices, especially if you have added butter and herbs to the pan
  • Depending on the thickness of the steak and your desired doneness, you may wish to cook the steak further. Using an internal thermometer can help, although most cooks can rely on the ‘feel’ of the steak to judge doneness.  
  • Once the steak is cooked, leave it to rest for a couple of minutes. This is the ideal time to pick out your steak hot sauce and assemble your sides! 

Where can I find hot sauce steak recipes?

You can find hot sauce steak recipes online and in cookbooks. For some great culinary inspiration, why not check out our Superfood Recipes, where the Chilli No. 5 chefs share their favourite recipes for you to try at home, including beef and steak recipes? Discover new and delicious ways to incorporate our range of hot steak sauces into your culinary repertoire.

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The Chilli No. 5 Totally Thai sauce is perfectly incorporated into this steak salad recipe

Is steak hot sauce vegan?

Not all steak hot sauces are vegan, so it’s always best to check the label, as many are made with animal-derived ingredients. All of Chilli No. 5’s steak hot sauces are suitable for vegans, enabling those following a meat-free diet to enjoy our gourmet steak hot sauces. They work perfectly on a range of vegan steak alternatives, including king oyster mushroom steaks, tofu steaks, spiced cauliflower steaks, and juicy eggplant steaks.

What’s the best hot sauce for steak?

The best hot sauce for steak will depend on your personal flavour profile and level of heat. However, some of the best hot sauces for steak from Chilli No. 5 include:

Cheeky Chimichurri Hot Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is a classic Argentinian condiment that is often paired with a wide range of meats, including steak. This steak sauce is a game-changer! Our hot sauce chefs have taken this classic recipe and given it a fun new twist with a robust flavour punch that will tantalise your taste buds. Packed with sweet chilli peppers, coriander, parsley, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, lemon and lime juice, our Cheeky Chimichurri steak sauce is guaranteed to elevate any steak dish to new heights of mouthwatering goodness.

White Truffle Hot Sauce

Mushrooms are a popular pairing with steak and our refined White Truffle Hot Sauce adds mouthwatering creamy mushroom goodness along with a touch of heat. We use only the finest black and white truffles, sourced from Alba in northern Italy, and blend them with a selection of mushrooms, including porcini, chanterelle, and morille mushrooms, sourced directly from mushroom hunters in the forests of Provence in the south of France. This is a game-changing steak sauce that will transform any steak dish into one of pure decadence.

Devilish Dijon Hot Sauce

Mustard is a classic accompaniment with a juicy steak, and our Great Taste award-winning Devilish Dijon steak sauce provides a fun twist on this traditional pairing. Our fiery Devilish Dijon hot sauce is a versatile and flavourful condiment that pairs beautifully with a perfectly cooked steak. Our Devilish Dijon chilli sauce is made with the finest quality Dijon mustard and fiery chilli peppers to awaken your taste buds.

Hot Spicy Ketchup Chilli Sauce

Ketchup is a go-to pairing with sauce, and our gourmet Great Taste award-winning Hot Spicy Ketchup Chilli Sauce elevates this classic pairing to new heights of deliciousness! Our Hot Spicy Ketchup sauce boasts a subtle layer of heat, so it won’t overpower those juicy steak flavours, and it’s packed with good-for-you ingredients, including plum tomatoes, red peppers, ginseng tea, onions, ginger, and red wine vinegar.

Louisana BBQ Hot Sauce

Our lip-smacking Louisana BBQ hot sauce is the ideal steak sauce when grilling, imparting a deep rich, smokey flavour, a touch of sweetness, and a good amount of heat. It’s made with the highest-quality ingredients, including Bourbon whiskey, plum tomatoes, red onions, sweet potatoes, smoked paprika, and our exclusive mix of chillis. It’s the ideal steak sauce for leisurely meals with friends and sun-soaked BBQ parties.

Where can I buy steak hot sauce?

You can buy steak hot sauce from multiple online and in-store retailers, including:

  • From high-street supermarkets, such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer Food, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s, from gourmet delicatessens, and local farmers markets where you’ll likely find artisanal style steak sauce
  • From online retailers, including Amazon, Ocado, and Etsy.
  • From gourmet hot sauce purveyors like Chilli No. 5. We sell our award-winning chilli hot sauces and flakes from our online retail store, Amazon, and Etsy. You can also find our steak hot sauce in Fortnum & Mason and Harrod’s Food Hall.

All of Chilli No. 5’s steak hot sauces are made fresh in the UK and come beautifully packaged in an elegant glass bottle. We offer free delivery to the UK and Europe Z1 on orders over £40 and can even include a handwritten note. Discover the sauce of life and elevate your steak with our range of delicious, healthy steak hot sauces. 

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