Ruben's Garlic Grill Sauce Recipe -
Ruben's Garlic Grill Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Ruben's Garlic Grill Sauce

Recipe by  

"This is a grilling and broiling sauce for garlic lovers! The flavor is a tangy and garlicy. It's great on red meat, chicken, or fish, and is wonderful on prime rib! My dad has been making his 'secret' sauce for our family and friends for over 35 years. Everyone loves this sauce! Dad just passed away a month ago but his recipe lives on."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 1/4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic has softened, and turns golden brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in the lemon juice and soy sauce, season with the black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, and continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  2. To use: Brush Ruben's Garlic Grill Sauce onto red meats, chicken, and fish before and during grilling. It also works well as a marinade.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 22, 2009

Just made this baste tonight when the BF and I realized we had some chicken and not too much else. It is absolutely delicious! I added about two Tbs of Worcestershire sauce, omitted the cayenne pepper, but our pepper mill is filled with a mix of white, black and red pepper. Very, very good! Will make again, probably in a day or two!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2009

Thought this was just OK. With the ingredients list, I expect it to be delicious. Will probably tweak and continue to use.


10 Ratings

Dec 26, 2008

I have been making this same sauce for basting for 10 years. You are right, everyone loves it. Try brushing both sides of some pumpernickle bread and grilling them with your meal. OH ya! For Steak, I sub crushed red peppers for the cayanne and add a 1/4 cup of Merlot wine.

Aug 11, 2010

This is a great recipe. I used lime juice instead of lemon juice simply because my lemons were not ripe enough. It was great. I loved it. Thank you for sharing!

Feb 22, 2012

There's nothing better than garlic!!!!!!!! I used this on Cod and it was awesome!! Of course to cut back on the salt I used lite soy sauce. Will be using this recipe for always. Thank you!!

May 12, 2009

For our Mother's Day BBQ I made this recipe and basted it over tri-tip steaks and they were sooo flavorful and juicy! I did change it slightly by adding 1 Tbl of Worchestershire sauce. I will use this again!

Jun 02, 2012

Browned butter and pan roasted garlic...what could be better? Fantastic on grilled chicken and smells heavenly!

Apr 24, 2012

Wow! Great taste! This one is a keeper! Thanks!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 427 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

SPAM® Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Sauce

Spam® transforms into a crispy snack that gives the fry a run for its money.

Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

This quick and easy side dish has delicate Asian flavors.

Tarragon Walnut Brown Butter Sauce

This simple brown butter sauce is perfect spooned over white fish.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States