There are several components to making meat a great and mouthwatering dish. One being that it needs to be cooked the right way, while even playing close attenttion to the way it is served can draw the line between appetizing and boring. More importantly, it is also necessary to have the right sauce.
Regardless if you eat in the best Tribeca restaurants, or if you grill at home using the most premium meat you can get, it will not excite the taste buds if it is not complemented with the right sauce. That being said, here are five of the best sauces that ever meat lover should try!
Béarnaise Sauce
Even in high-end restaurants like the American Cut Steakhouse in NYC, this is one of the most popular sauces to accompany meat dishes. It has an elegant flavor that will make the steaks you cook at home more scrumptious, as if they were prepared in the professional kitchen of any fine dining establishment.
The main ingredients that you will need for this sauce include butter, white wine vinegar, egg yolks, and herbs. It is creamy with a pronounced herbal flavor, so be sure to not smother the meat with too much of this sauce, as it can be a bit overpowering!
Chimichurri Sauce
According to Serious Eats, this fresh and tart sauce works perfectly when used added into beef dishes. It heighens the flavor of the meat, and is the perfection addition to any Mexican or South American style meat-based recipes.
To make a chimichurri sauce, you will need garlic, shallots, cilantro, parsley, capers, red wine, and vinegar. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and drizzle with oil. Pulse until fully incorporated & enjoy!

Red Wine Sauce

When you think of red wine, you may just assume that it’s to be used as the perfect beverage to accompany the meat. Truth is, adding red wine to a few other simple ingredients is a great way to create a quick & flavorful sauce to spoon over your dish.
For this type of sauce, you will need red wine, beef stock, dark brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar.

Salsa Verde

For grilled meats, salsa verde should be on the top of your list. Especially if your meal is more Mexican-inspired.
One of the key secrets to making Salsa Verde is to hand-chop all the ingredients, which include flat-leaf parsley, basil, capers, mint, and garlic. You will also need mustard, anchovy fillets, sweet vinegar, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil.


Looking for a sauce that will bring out a Mediterranean flavor? Aioli’s got your back! If you’re cooking meats inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish dishes, an aioli sauce is a great option to use.
In traditional recipes, aioli is made using only garlic and olive oil, which you have to patiently pound using a classic mortar and pestle. Most of the modern versions, however, include an egg yolk so that the sauce will bind better. Both styles of creating an aioli are equally delicious, it just comes down to how much time (and paitence) you have to whip it up!
To make the most out of your meat, regardless of the way it is cooked, use any of the five sauces mentioned above and you’ll create a mouthwatering dish that everyone will find appetizing!