The complex flavor of balsamic vinegar is the perfect match for meaty steak in this dish that's fit for family or special
guests. The steaks are briefly seared to perfection and finished with a thick sauce that balances sweet, sour, spicy, and
View Recipe: Balsamic-Glazed Filet Mignon
Not all beef dishes have to be stick-to-your-ribs hearty affairs; this salad is light, even refreshing, with its citrusy dressing
and sweet surprise of mandarin oranges. Thin slices of tender steak add just the right amount of body to make this a complete
meal. Cold leftovers make for a great brown-bag lunch the next day, too.
View Recipe: Thai Beef Salad
Ponzu is a sweet, citrusy Japanese sauce used as a dip for sashimi or to dress grilled meats or fish. Our simple version adds
a nice brightness to flavorful broiled flank steak, creating an easy pan sauce you can pour over veggies or rice.
View Recipe: Ponzu-Glazed Flank Steak
Only the most basic of seasonings―a little salt, pepper, and thyme―go on these skewers, allowing the fresh tastes of the vegetables
and the smoky charred flavors from broiling to shine through. We use the oven to cook the kebabs, so you can prepare them
year-round, but if the weather's nice, fire up the grill instead.
View Recipe: Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
This buttery steak and flavorful broccoli rabe sauté is special enough for a dinner party, yet fast enough for a weeknight
View Recipe: Grilled Sirloin with Anchovy-Lemon Butter and Broccoli Rabe
Romesco also works well as a sandwich spread, a sauce for grilled chicken, or a veggie and pita chip dip.
View Recipe: Flank Steak with Romesco Sauce
Perfectly seasoned flank steak placed atop a bed of leafy greens makes a divine spring-inspired meal. If you can't find mâche,
use butter lettuce.
View Recipe: Steak with Cucumber-Radish Salad
If you haven't had one of these sandwiches since you were a kid, then you're long overdue for a tasty American classic. Hearty
ground beef is simmered with tomato and spices to make a deliciously messy sandwich that everybody can love. This recipe can
also serve as a quick chili substitute: Serve bunless with shredded cheese and oyster crackers.
View Recipe: Sloppy Joes
A collision of unexpected flavors elevates this dish to a classic. Sugar and the subtle wood and smoke flavors of bourbon
soften coffee's sharp bitterness to make a sauce that matches beef quite well. It's restaurant-level haute cuisine you can whip up in less than 10 minutes.
View Recipe: Filet Mignon with Sweet Bourbon-Coffee Sauce
This Thai-style salad of ground beef, vegetables, and rice noodles is flavored with lime, mint, and soy, then topped with
peanuts for crunch. Serving on lettuce leaves makes for a fun, kid-friendly presentation―roll them up and eat with your hands.
View Recipe: Asian Beef and Noodle-Filled Lettuce Cups
Seasoned, skewered, and grilled strips of flank steak are the heart of this dish, but the fantastic peanut dipping sauce deserves
attention too. With creamy texture and nutty, spicy, and sweet flavors, it's an ideal complement to grilled beef, chicken,
or pork. Try it mixed in with cooked somen or other Asian wheat noodles for an awesome starter or side.
View Recipe: Beef Saté with Peanut Dipping Sauce
"Steak" and "salad" are words we don't see together often enough, if this dish is any indication. The spice-rubbed sirloin
has a crisp crust and juicy interior that brings meaty flavor to a basic salad highlighted by garlicky homemade croutons and
View Recipe: Steak Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing
Shallot is an often overlooked ingredient whose bold flavor heightens that of simple pan sauces. This classic fancy-restaurant
dish tops tasty filet mignon with a sauce of shallot, lemon, and Worcestershire, fortified with butter and sherry. It's easy,
delicious, and elegant.
View Recipe: Steak Diane
Veal may be less popular today than in the past, but its delicate texture and subtly sweet flavor are perfect for this classic
Italian preparation. Breaded and pan-fried for a crisp crust, then served with a piquant lemon-caper sauce, these veal cutlets
make an easy-to-prepare meal sophisticated.
View Recipe: Veal Piccata
Lean, thin flank steak is best when cooked briefly at high heat, which makes it a great choice for quick-and-easy recipes
like this one. The sweet, spicy, and fresh-tasting tomato topping that cooks in four minutes doesn't hurt either. Start the
topping as soon as you take the meat out of the oven; the steak will be perfectly rested and juicy when everything's ready
View Recipe: Broiled Flank Steak with Warm Tomato Topping
Filet mignon and its cousins are the most tender cuts of beef, and don't need much cooking or seasoning to be delicious. A
quick broil here gives them a wonderful browned crust and perfectly juicy interior. Pairing with a simple sweet-sour onion
concoction elevates the dish to elegant company's-coming fare without requiring any extra time―the marmalade cooks in the
same eight minutes as the steaks.
View Recipe: Tenderloin Steaks with Red Onion Marmalade
Bold flavors are the name of the game in this recipe. From the pungent spice of Dijon mustard to the assertively sweet tang
of port, the ingredients of the sauce are designed to stand up to savory sirloin. The recipe calls for egg noodles to soak
up extra sauce, but other short pastas or even rice are good too.
View Recipe: Sirloin Steak with Dijon-Port Sauce
Contrast is the name of the game for these unique burgers, which spice things up with chipotle chiles, then cool things down
with a tangy sour-cream slaw. Try different kinds of barbecue sauce to customize the flavor of the burgers, or just make the
excellent and simple slaw to serve with another favorite main dish.
View Recipe: Chipotle Barbecue Burgers with Slaw
Sweet, sour, and fiery hot, this Chinese dish beats takeout by a mile. The cornstarch-thickened sauce soaks into the rice
beneath the beef, giving it great flavor as well. Serve with a cooling side to balance the heat, like a simple cucumber salad
or bean sprouts.
View Recipe: Spicy Orange Beef
The fresh and hearty salad that pairs with grilled steak in this recipe is a reminder that meat doesn't always have to be
the center of attention. The simply prepared steaks share the spotlight with the garlicky oil-and-vinegar-dressed bean salad
to make one complete meal.
View Recipe: Steaks with Tuscan-Style Cannellini Salad
This recipe includes lots of ingredients that give Asian recipes their distinct flavors: the sweet spice of hoisin sauce,
the intense heat of chili garlic sauce, the toasted nutty taste of dark sesame oil, and the pungent notes of fresh ginger.
These ingredients help elevate the stir-fry from good to great without increasing cooking time.
View Recipe: Ginger, Beef, and Green Bean Stir-Fry
Worcestershire sauce kicks the flavor of this classic Philly sandwich up a notch. Everything cooks in just 11 minutes, but
these hearty sandwiches make a filling meal any time. All you need is potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, or chips on the
View Recipe: Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms
Pomegranate seeds make a pretty garnish (look for convenient, ready-to-eat seeds in the produce section). Serve with potato
View Recipe: Beef Filets with Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce
Look for tubes of prepared polenta in the refrigerated part of the produce section.
View Recipe: Grilled Polenta with Spicy Steak
Crack the peppercorns with the back of a heavy skillet or in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder (don't grind too finely).
Serve with a side of steamed haricots verts.
View Recipe: Balsamic Steak au Poivre
Thyme, garlic, and Dijon Mustard give these burgers a French twist. Pan-grilled tomatoes enhance the already-juicy texture.
View Recipe: Garlic-Thyme Burgers with Grilled Tomato
Flat-iron steaks come from the top blade portion of the chuck or shoulder section.
View Recipe: Grilled Steak with Baby Arugula and Parmesan Salad
Serve with boil-in-bag brown or jasmine rice.
View Recipe: Spicy Beef and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry
A great sear on the steaks depends on getting the pan very hot and not moving the meat too much while it's cooking.
View Recipe: Seared Filet with Mixed-Herb Gremolata
Serve this meat-and-starch combo with steamed haricots verts or a mixed green salad. Garnish with fresh thyme.
View Recipe: Skirt Steak with Gorgonzola Polenta
Pack meat mixture firmly and evenly into muffin cups to ensure even cooking and easy release. Sprinkle with paprika for a
pop of color.
View Recipe: Mini Greek-Style Meat Loaves with Arugula Salad
This sauce is also tasty with sautéed chicken breasts or pork chops.
View Recipe: Flank Steak with Tomato-Balsamic Sauce