Don't let that bottle gather dust in the back of the pantry.

Sure, we'll run a bite of London broil through a pool of steak sauce any day, but this condiment—a surprisingly tasty mixture of tomatoes, raisins, orange puree, garlic, and more—deepens the flavor of so many other dishes. Add it to New Orleans–style BBQ shrimp to create umami-packed boldness, or cook it with caramelized onions to make a dip no one will be able to resist. And when you do want beef, stir a few glugs into a soy marinade for a Korean bibimbap any steak fan will love.

Tangy BBQ Shrimp Recipe
Credit: Jennifer Causey

1 Tangy BBQ Shrimp

Shrimp and steak sauce? Yes, please! The name might be confusing, but it works perfectly in this unbelievably delicious shrimp recipe, which showcases bold flavors in true Louisiana fashion.

Get the recipe: Tangy BBQ Shrimp

Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe
Credit: Jennifer Causey

2 Deeply Caramelized Onion Dip

A great recipe doesn't just help you create delicious food, it teaches you something, too. That's the case in this seriously addictive onion dip, which employs a classic caramelization method to coax the onions into golden, sweet submission.

Get the recipe: Deeply Caramelized Onion Dip

Steak House Bibimbap Bowls Recipe
Credit: Jennifer Causey

3 Steak House Bibimbap Bowls

A bottle of steak sauce shouldn't have to languish at the back of your cabinet. Here, it gets to star in hearty beef bowls that draw on the flavors of Korean bibimbap.

Get the recipe: Steak House Bibimbap Bowls

Recipes by Robin Bashinsky