Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Burton headed into Monday's encounter on the back of four straight league victories but, on a boggy pitch, fell behind when Burton's Tom Naylor got the last touch on Kevin Lisbie's near-post flick.
It was a lead that Stevenage's early pressure deserved, although the visitors were handed a reprieve when Shane Cansdell-Sherriff had a goal ruled out for offside.
Stevenage failed to heed the warning, though, and Burton levelled on the stroke of half-time when John Mousinho's corner was put past his own goalkeeper by Bira Dembele.
Burton produced the better of the second-half chances, but were unable to find a winner.
A draw leaves Hasselbaink's men 10 points clear of fourth-placed Bury, while Stevenage are two points adrift of the top seven.
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