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Steak, Roasted Potatoes with Bourbon Butter Sauce

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Steak, Roasted Potatoes with Bourbon Butter Sauce is a manly meal that will please a woman too. Que the sexy music, please. LOL

Steak with Bourbon Butter Sauce

My husband loves a good steak. It makes him a happy camper. For me, I much prefer some chicken or pasta. However, sometimes a good steak hits the spot like nothing else could. Especially when covered in this creamy and savory bourbon butter sauce. Heck, an old shoe would even taste good with this amazing sauce!

Bourbon Butter Sauce for Steak and Potatoes

The key to this entire dish is the bourbon butter sauce. After that, you can choose your personal preference for your cut of steak, and your personal preference for potatoes. For what I’m showing today, I used strip steaks and some small Yukon gold potatoes. The method of preparing the steak and potatoes will be the same no matter which steak or potatoes you choose to cook. However, should you decide upon larger potatoes, please be aware that the roasting time in the oven will naturally be longer.

Bourbon Butter Sauce over steak

If you’re worried you won’t like the sauce because you’re not a bourbon lover, let me assure you, you will. The bourbon flavor is only a slight whisper. To me, the aroma of the completed sauce reminded me a little bit of light toffee or butterscotch. Must be all that butter combined with the heady aroma of caramelized beef. In the words of the great, Ina Garten “How bad can that be?”

The bourbon butter sauce is super easy to make, and I believe it would also be great with roasted chicken, pork, and even lamb. Spoon it over mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and even French fries. As far as I’m concerned, the sky’s the limit when it comes to this sauce, and I hope you’ll think so too.

Bourbon Butter Sauce takes steak and potatoes to new heights of deliciousness.

To make the sauce, start whisking equal portions of melted butter and flour to make a roux. Slowly add beef stock or broth to the roux and whisk over medium heat until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove the pan from the heat and add the bourbon. Return the pan to the heat and continue cooking and whisking until the sauce has a thick, gravy consistency.

How to make steak and roasted potatoes with bourbon butter sauce.

Cut the potatoes into wedges and coat them in olive oil. Season them with salt and pepper and roast them in a preheated 425 degree oven until browned and crispy. Meanwhile, season the steaks with salt and pepper and cook them in an oiled skillet over medium/high heat until your desired doneness. Serve the steak and potatoes with the bourbon butter sauce and enjoy!

How to make steak with bourbon butter sauce

Bourbon Butter Sauce over steak and potatoes

Steak and Roasted Potatoes with Bourbon Butter Sauce

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Bourbon Butter Sauce will take steak and roasted potatoes from delicious, to out-of-this-world amazing!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 4 strip steaks
  • 3 pounds of small golden potatoes washed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • cups beef stock or broth
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • large skillet
  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil optional
  • medium saucepan
  • whisk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and whisk to combine, making a roux.
  • Cook and stir the roux for 1 minute and slowly whisk in the beef broth.
  • Continue to cook and stir the sauce until it begins to thicken.
  • Once thickened (approximately 4-5 minutes), remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bourbon.
  • Return the pan to the heat and continue cooking and whisking occasionally for a few more minutes.
  • Once the sauce has completely thickened, stir in the apple cider vinegar. Turn off the heat.
  • Cover the pan and keep the sauce warm until the potatoes and steaks are ready to serve (the sauce may be reheated over medium/low heat if needed when the steak and potatoes are complete).
  • Place the washed and cut potatoes on a baking sheet (covered with foil, optional).
  • Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and toss to coat. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the potatoes in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, until fork tender and golden brown.
  • When the potatoes have cooked for 20 minutes, start the steaks.
  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper and place them in a large, preheated skillet.
  • Cook the steaks for approximately 5 minutes per side over medium/high heat (for medium rare), or until your desired level of doneness.
  • Place the steak and potatoes on a plate and serve with the bourbon butter sauce.
  • Enjoy.


You can make the sauce in advance and keep warm, or you can make the sauce while the potatoes are roasting in the oven.
Try the bourbon butter sauce on chicken, pork, lamb and meatloaf. Also try it on baked potatoes, French fries and mashed potatoes.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
My husband doesn’t usually like anyone messing with his steaks, so to say he was skeptical about what I was making him for dinner the night I made this dish, is an understatement. Naturally, for me, it feels good (make that great) to say “I told you so,” after he took his first bite and then continued to moan in extasy with each and every bite after that. Ha Ha! Too much information for you?

In my defense, sometimes I have to tell my husband to “Get a CLUE,” about my ability to whip up delicious food for dinner. You’d think he’d know that by now, wouldn’t you? LOL    See what I did there??

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This glass set is my very favorite rocks/tumbler design that I’ve ever painted. They’d be perfect for any sort of family game night, and they’d make some great conversation starters at your next cocktail party or gathering. If you’re interested in ordering them, they’re available HERE in my shop.

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Recipe Rating

Nutmeg Nanny

Sunday 21st of February 2016

WHOA! This steak looks amazing and that sauce sounds ahhhhhmazing! Please pass me all the bourbon sauce!


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Thank you, it very good.


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

You're welcome. My pleasure :)

Kim Beaulieu

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

The sexy music thing cracked me up, I'm dying. It's was hilarious.

I'd happily eat this for dinner. I mean steak and butter with booze, come to mama.


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Steak, butter and booze. Now THAT'S a party. LOL Thanks, Kim!

Rose | The Clean Dish

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

OH MY GAWD! Bourbon butter sauce!! How decadent is this?! I can only imagine how this must taste. I have never come across anything like it - genius!! I can't wait to try this recipe!


Wednesday 17th of February 2016

I don't know if it's genius, Rose but I can attest to it being really, really good! I do hope you'll try it!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

This should have totally have been our Valentines day dinner! Mmm I bet that bourbon butter sauce is going to end up be one of our favorites!