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Topping Ideas for Steaks, What to Put on Top of a Good Steak!

Updated on January 19, 2012

A Fried Egg Really Does Make Everything Taste Better!

A perfect, dry aged steak off the grill needs nothing more than a little salt and pepper...but for most of us, most of the steaks we eat don’t quite fall into the dry aged, ultra premium, breaking the bank, category - Which is perfectly all right, as you can do far worse than a nicely grilled sirloin on a hot summer night, right?

Here are some steak topping ideas for summer nights when you're serving steak that’s gonna’ be pretty darn tasty, but that wouldn’t be harmed by a little something complementary gracing the top.

It’s the little things that make the difference between great cooks and good cooks – little things like serving a nice steak plain Jane, or serving that same steak topped with a little blue cheese butter!

Steak Topping Ideas

  • Mushrooms, sautéed in butter
  • Worchester sauce, it’s an oldie but still a goodie…for those of you feeling inspired, try making you own Worcester sauce!
  • Butter, you can’t go wrong with butter. A simple pat of plain butter adds an appealing richness to just about any grilled steak, but compound butters are even better. Try a mixture of half butter and half gorgonzola, melting slowly over a thick rib eye as it comes to the table. Heaven on a plate.
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • A drizzle of really good extra virgin olive oil, some freshly squeezed lemon juice and some crunchy sea salt
  • A chimichurri sauce, or any other green sauce of based on extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs (salsa verde)
  • Béarnaise, béarnaise, béarnaise….if you can spare the calories, this is as good as it gets
  • A sprinkling of crumbled feta
  • Herb or garlic butters
  • Caramelized onions, on the top
  • Sliced steak with an arugula or spinach salad on top
  • Truffle butter, butter mixed with a little truffle oil (or for those with BIGGER WALLETS, use real truffles!)
  • Shavings of real parmesan cheese
  • Horseradish – freshly grated to knock their socks off!
  • Topped with slices of bacon…it’s a bit indulgent, but you can’t argue with the taste that bacon adds to pretty much everything
  • Dijon mustard
  • A tart tomato, radish, cilantro and lemon juice salsa
  • Guacamole (good with sliced skirt or flank steak)
  • Roasted tomato salsa
  • Soy sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • A fried egg - Yes, a fried egg improves just about anything…

These are just a few ideas to get you started on days when ordinary steak for dinner just doesn’t sound exciting (you know you’re spoiled when…!)


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    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from USA

      I should not be reading this so late at night. I'm really anxious to try some of these toppings. Great ideas.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Washington State

      Great toppings, onions are my favorite

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I just put on a bunch of Greek Seasoning on it. There are a few great Greek restaurants around here, and they serve great Iowa fatten steak. Get them Greek, style and that is some great steak.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      John D Lee 8 years ago

      Thanks you guys, and thanks, Fishnfreak2008, for pointing out that spelling mistake to me.

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      fishskinfreak2008 8 years ago from Fremont CA

      Worcester sauce is the best. Onions aren't bad either. Thumbs up

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      You're making me hungry! These toppings sound fantastic!!Thanks for the great hub.