35 favorite steak recipes

From decadent rib-eye to grilled flank steak, get flavorful inspiration for dressing up your favorite cuts

Grilled Horseradish Steak with Warm Mushroom Salad

Iain Bagwell

Grilled Horseradish Steak with Warm Mushroom Salad

If you like a good roast beef sandwich, then this dish is for you. The horseradish acts as a seasoning on the steak, adding just the right amount of flavor. Served alongside the grilled mushroom salad, what's not to love?

Recipe: Grilled Horseradish Steak with Warm Mushroom Salad

Sonia's Special Steaks

Sonia's Special Steaks

A simple drizzle of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce takes ho-hum grilled steaks to another level. Serve with crusty bread to sop up extra sauce.

Recipe:  Sonia's Special Steaks

 

Chèvre and Mango Steak Bites

Annabelle Breakey

Chèvre and Mango Steak Bites

Sweet, savory, and creamy elements make this an hors d'oeuvre to remember.

Recipe: Chèvre and Mango Steak Bites

Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean Dressing

Annabelle Breakey

Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean Dressing

We've updated the classic steak salad with a sweet and salty dressing of soy sauce, black beans, sherry, ginger, vinegar, and brown sugar.

Recipe:  Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean Dressing

Flank Steak Braciole

Leigh Beisch

Flank Steak Braciole

The contrast of seared steak filled with greens makes a striking duo here. The roll can be assembled a few hours ahead of time, making this a nice meal for entertaining or a weeknight dinner.

Recipe:  Flank Steak Braciole

French Onion Rib Eye Steak

James Carrier

French Onion Rib Eye Steak

You can prepare the French onions up to a day ahead or start them just before the steak.

Recipe: French Onion Rib Eye Steak

Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad with Chipotle Chimichurri Dressing

Iain Bagwell

Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad with Chipotle Chimichurri Dressing

Using both fresh and smoked jalapeños (chipotles) gives this version of chimichurri, the Argentinean steak sauce, lots of flavor without being wildly spicy.

Recipe: Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad with Chipotle Chimichurri Dressing

Hanger Steak with Green-Garlic Sauce

Jennifer Mariné 

Hanger Steak with Green-Garlic Sauce

Garlic harvested before the bulbs mature flavor this main dish. Buy it at farmers' markets and Asian grocery stories, or substitute with green onions. Serve slices of steak with a fresh green salad or favorite summer vegetable.

Recipe:  Hanger Steak with Green-Garlic Sauce

Crazed Mom’s Easy Steak and Garam Masala Naan-wiches

Annabelle Breakey

Crazed Mom’s Easy Steak and Garam Masala Naan-wiches 

Necessity is the mother of great inventions―definitely true when it comes to this tasty recipe, created by a mom in a hurry who wasn't willing to sacrifice taste.

Recipe:  Crazed Mom’s Easy Steak and Garam Masala Naan-wiches

Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Miso Butter

Dan Goldberg

Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Miso Butter

Weekends call for a nice grilled steak. An easy miso butter makes this indulgence even more special.

Recipe:  Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Miso Butter

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (Bistec Argentino al Chimichurri)

Monica Buck

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (Bistec Argentino al Chimichurri)

Chimichurri is a tangy herb paste that's used as both a marinade and a sauce. Here, cilantro replaces traditional parsley in the topping for these flavorful rib-eye steaks.

Recipe: Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (Bistec Argentino al Chimichurri)

Grilled Skirt Steak

Annabelle Breakey

Grilled Skirt Steak 

If you start the steak marinating the night before, you can have this Mexican favorite ready in half an hour or so.

Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak

Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes

Iain Bagwell

Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes

No need to be alarmed about all the garlic; the OJ and soy sauce mellow it out.

Recipe: Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes

Tenderloin Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter

James Carrier

Tenderloin Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter

Who needs a steakhouse when you've got your house? Picture it: The finest filet mignon, smeared with decadent blue-cheese butter, grilled in your own backyard. A ritzy night out, for the price of the ingredients. We'll take two.

Recipe:  Tenderloin Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter

Grecian Steak Salad

Thomas J. Story

Grecian Steak Salad

This showstopper salad gets a fancy touch with grilled New York steaks, and fresh mint leaves from your garden set off the feta.

Recipe: Grecian Steak Salad

 

New York Strip Steak with Brussels Sprout Hash

Thomas J. Story

New York Strip Steak with Brussels Sprout Hash

With the accompanying Brussels sprouts and potatoes combo, sliced steak becomes a complete meal.

Recipe: New York Strip Steak with Brussels Sprout Hash 

Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

Iain Bagwell

Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

This splurge-worthy combination comes together in just 30 minutes.

Recipe: Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Annabelle Breakey

New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Long, slender clamshell mushrooms have a great creamy texture, but if you can’t find them, use small cremini or chanterelles.

Recipe: New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Brazilian Grilled Steak Salad

Annabelle Breakey

Brazilian Grilled Steak Salad

The ingredients for this easy Sunset reader recipe, inspired by a Brazilian restaurant, are a nod to that country's immigrant Asian population.

Recipe: Brazilian Grilled Steak Salad

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas

Annabelle Breakey

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas

A four-bite version of the classic Mexican sandwich. We used flap meat, a thin steak that marinates and grills quickly.

Recipe: Chile and Lime Steak Tortas

 

Multicolored-Pepper Steaks with Balsamic Onions

Multicolored-Pepper Steaks with Balsamic Onions

Sometimes you just have to give in to a cliché: What could be better than a good steak and a glass of Cab? Only a good steak coated with crunchy-hot pepper and loaded up with tangy balsamic onions.

Recipe: Multicolored-Pepper Steaks with Balsamic Onions

Grilled Steak and Portabella Stacks

Annabelle Breakey

Grilled Steak and Portabella Stacks

This super-simple dinner is doubly meaty thanks to the juicy portabellas.

Recipe: Grilled Steak and Portabella Stacks 

Northwest Grilled Flank Steak

James Carrier

Northwest Grilled Flank Steak

A simple, flavor-packed marinade of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame makes this flank steak a fast weeknight dinner; try it with a simple green salad and a side of grilled vegetables.

Recipe: Northwest Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Steak on Arugula

James Carrier

Grilled Steak on Arugula

Buy a block of parmesan cheese larger than needed (at least 4 oz.) so you can shave curls from it. Drizzle the steak with a Tuscan or other peppery olive oil.

Recipe: Grilled Steak on Arugula

Gaucho Steak with Four-Herb Chimichurri

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Gaucho Steak with Four-Herb Chimichurri

The flavor in this dish just doesn’t stop. The sharp, slightly herby marinade tenderizes and flavors the meat and makes a great bridge to the chimichurri.

Recipe:  Gaucho Steak with Four-Herb Chimichurri

Grilled Steak with Avocado and Red Onion Salad

Iain Bagwell

Grilled Steak with Avocado and Red Onion Salad

You can eat the steak, salad, and tortillas separately, or wrap them up fajita-style, maybe with a side of black beans.

Recipe: Grilled Steak with Avocado and Red Onion Salad

Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar

Lisa Romerein

Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar

Hanger steak is very flavorful but can be a little chewy; for maximum tenderness, don’t cook it past medium-rare, and slice it against the grain.

Recipe:  Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar

Grilled Flank Steak, Onion, and Peppers

Iain Bagwell

Grilled Flank Steak, Onion, and Peppers

Steve Freidkin, the chef at Texaz Grill in Phoenix, shared this technique with us for instantly “marinating” meat. By making small slashes in a diamond pattern over both sides of the steak, the flavors of the lemon and spices sink right in.

Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak, Onion, and Peppers

Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

Iain Bagwell

Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

This dish requires some multitasking, but the benefits of creating something this delicious in only 30 minutes are well worth the hustle. If you're entertaining friends, take a more leisurely approach and make the dressing, cook the noodles, and clean the herbs ahead; then at serving time, just cook the steak and combine the ingredients.

Recipe: Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

Warm Steak Salad with Marinara Sauce

Leo Gong

Warm Steak Salad with Marinara Sauce

The heat of the steaks melts the fresh mozzarella and the greens add a peppery bite in this dish that is perfect for special occasions and weeknights alike.

Recipe:  Warm Steak Salad with Marinara Sauce

Grilled Grass-Fed Rib-Eyes with Herb Lemon Butter

Iain Bagwell

Grilled Grass-Fed Rib-Eyes with Herb Lemon Butter

Grass-fed beef is generally leaner than conventionally raised beef, so it cooks a little more quickly--you'll need to keep an eye on it.

Recipe:  Grilled Grass-Fed Rib-Eyes with Herb Lemon Butter

Carne Asada con Mojo

Alex Farnum

Carne Asada con Mojo 

Here's our go-to recipe for perfectly seasoned carne asada. After a one-hour marinade, it's ready for the grill.

Recipe: Carne Asada con Mojo 

Western Cheesesteak Sandwich

Annabelle Breakey

Western Cheesesteak Sandwich

Who says Philly owns the cheesesteak? Our version is not only tasty, but it will also feed a crowd.

Recipe: Western Cheesesteak Sandwich

Hanger Steak Sandwiches with Chili Lime Mayo

Annabelle Breakey

Hanger Steak Sandwiches with Chili Lime Mayo

Make one big steak sandwich in a ciabatta loaf, then cut it into slices.

Recipe: Hanger Steak Sandwiches with Chili Lime Mayo

Flank Steak with Warm Moroccan Spices

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Flank Steak with Warm Moroccan Spices

Break out your favorite bottle of Syrah. This two-part recipe—grilled, marinated steak and a grilled late summer vegetable salad—were designed especially for it.

Recipe: Flank Steak with Warm Moroccan Spices

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