Sweetheart Steaks Recipe
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Sweetheart Steaks Recipe

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I created this recipe when I was planning a steak dinner and wanted a barbecue sauce to go with it. Try the sauce on pork and chicken. —Dolores Jensen, Arnold, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons Catalina salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 beef tenderloin steaks (1-1/2 to 2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 15 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes; stirring occasionally. Set aside 1/4 cup sauce for serving and keep warm.
  2. Place steaks on a broiler pan; top with some of the remaining sauce. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 10-16 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting occasionally with remaining sauce. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Steaks in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p22

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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chinadoll2008 User ID: 1574460 129458
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Made this for Valentine's Day for my husband & I. And although the ingredients sounded like an unusual mixture, they worked. The sauce turned out delicious!"

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