No matter what the season, there's something about the mouthwatering appeal of a steak sizzling in a pan or on the grill that's hard to match. But somewhere along the way, this delicious cut can become a flavorless disaster. This collection of recipes, along with a Steak Cuts Guide, will help you achieve steak perfection every time.
This list counts down and compares some of America's most popular cuts of steak. They all have their strong points, and if cooked properly, you can't go wrong with any of them. These comparisons may help you choose the perfect cut the next time you're planning a steak dinner.
Lean boneless strip steaks (also called club steaks) are used here, but other steaks such as tenderloin or sirloin can be substituted. The Gorgonzola Sauce can be made ahead and stored airtight in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Bring it to room temperature before serving.
Beef rib-eye steaks are tender and delicious, but this zesty dry marinade can give any steak a lift. Make a large batch of the dry rub and store airtight in a cool dry place.
Flank steak is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat that benefits from marinating. The lemony-garlic marinade adds a flavor lift to the meat plus acts as a tenderizer. Plus I've included some marinade variations below, including Asian Ginger, Barbecue, Garlic-Fresh Thyme, and Spicy Mustard.
Pan-seared strip steaks with sautéed mushrooms is a classic combination. The secret to bringing out the mushroom's earthy goodness is to make sure they're thoroughly browned before finishing the salad.
This simple, yet very elegant steak recipe features a quick sherry and chive sauce that's made right in the pan while the steaks are resting. The subtle sweetness of the sherry wine works perfectly with the seared beef and fresh chives.
Steak fajitas are quick and easy to assemble. Marinating the flank steak overnight makes it tender and flavorful. This is a fun dish to serve because everyone can make their own using the toppings of their choice.
This "salt and pepper" grilled skirt steak recipe is so easy because the seasonings are so simple. Skirt steak is such a juicy, flavorful cut of beet that you don't need to do too much for it to taste great.