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Our Favorite Steak Recipes

A steak menu makes any dinner special. These 18 sizzling main dishes are easy to make and impressive to serve.

Top Sirloin with Caramelized Onion-and-Mushroom Trio

We took an old favorite, steak with mushroom sauce, and boosted its flavor and colors. Caramelized sweet onions add to a medley of mushrooms: meaty shiitake, robust oyster mushrooms and the more familiar button mushrooms.

Top Sirloin with Caramelized Onion-and-Mushroom Trio

Sweet-Pepper Steak

A rainbow of sweet peppers tops juicy, inch-thick steaks. The recipe comes from The Clarmont restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, which has been serving steaks since 1947. If you prefer a smaller serving of meat, halve each steak crosswise to make two portions.

Sweet-Pepper Steak

Cherry-Marinated Beef with Roquefort Polenta and Corn Salsa

Cherry juice concentrate gives the beef a nice "char" when grilled. This recipe comes from the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Michigan.

Cherry-Marinated Beef with Roquefort Polenta and Corn Salsa

Genuine Java Tenderloin

Ground coffee, cocoa and cinnamon coat beef tenderloin in this special dish from Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis. Short on time? Prepare the meat without the sauce and vegetables.

Genuine Java Tenderloin

Top Sirloin with Caramelized Onion-and-Mushroom Trio

We took an old favorite, steak with mushroom sauce, and boosted its flavor and colors. Caramelized sweet onions add to a medley of mushrooms: meaty shiitake, robust oyster mushrooms and the more familiar button mushrooms.

Top Sirloin with Caramelized Onion-and-Mushroom Trio

Unbelievable Les Bourgeois Beef

You can almost forget your knife when eating this tender beef draped with rich cream-and-wine sauce. The recipe comes from Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Missouri.

Unbelievable Les Bourgeois Beef

Montana Broil

At Camp Ticonderoga in Troy, Michigan, the cathedral ceiling, cobblestone fireplaces and wood floors remind visitors of an early 1900s Adirondack lodge. The restaurant offers game dishes alongside more standard items. Ticonderoga made this Montana Broil dish with buffalo flank steak; we substituted the more common beef flank steak.

Montana Broil

Stagecoach Steak

Top this smoked rib-eye steak with tangy Roma Tomato Jam (directions at end of recipe) and serve with tangy Horseradish Dream Potatoes. The meal is from Hubbell House in Mantorville, Minnesota.

Stagecoach Steak

Horseradish Dream Potatoes

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

Cheese, bacon and mushrooms create a mouthwatering beef main dish from White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. "Wisconsin produces great beef," innkeeper Andy Coulson says. "The only way to improve upon a broiled tenderloin is to stuff it with onions and Wisconsin cheddar."

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

Herb-Marinated Beef Tenderloin

A homemade oil-and-vinegar marinade tops both peppery beef and warm potato salad in this dish from The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago. Baked stuffed zucchini accompanies the steak.

For a grand finale to your meal, try Cream Torte with Espresso Sauce from Spiaggia in Chicago, made with mascarpone, a triple cream cheese you can buy at specialty Italian food shops or larger supermarkets.

Herb-Marinated Beef Tenderloin

Cream Torte with Espresso Sauce

London Broil with Marsala Sauce

Marinate beef flank steaks in a teriyaki-orange mixture before broiling. We served our London broil with sides of Herbed Baby Carrots and Two-Rice Pilaf.

London Broil with Marsala Sauce

Herbed Baby Carrots

Two-Rice Pilaf

Peppery Beef with Mushrooms

Prepare this hearty main dish even faster by using prepared ingredients such as purchased steak seasoning and presliced mushrooms. Easy Roasted Red Potatoes make a quick and flavorful side dish.

Peppery Beef with Mushrooms

Easy Roasted Red Potatoes

Cracked-Pepper Steak with Yogurt-Lime Sauce

A sprinkling of pepper adds a boost to flank steak, while a cool yogurt topper tames the heat. Cooked vegetables and Lemon Couscous round out the meal.

Cracked-Pepper Steak with Yogurt-Lime Sauce

Lemon Couscous

Peppery Grilled Steak With Tomatoes

Our steak's peppery rub and a topping of juicy tomatoes make a colorful and flavorful main dish. Serve with a baked sweet potato or our Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges.

Peppery Grilled Steak With Tomatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Wedges With Dipping Sauces

Bacon-Wrapped Bison Ribeyes

This bison specialty is a popular choice at Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar in downtown Minneapolis. Bison meat is redder than its beef counterpart, with a flavor similar to lean beef. You can use beef tenderloin if you prefer.

Bacon-Wrapped Bison Ribeyes

Basil-Stuffed Steak

The recipe for this thick, herb-infused sirloin steak comes from a Hutchinson, Kansas, reader. She won a prize in Wichita's Kansas Beef Cook-off with this meal.

Basil-Stuffed Steak

Peppery T-Bones and Chili Corn

Serve this grilled steak-and-corn-on-the-cob duo with your favorite warm or cold potato salad.

Peppery T-Bones and Chili Corn

Flint Hills Beef Salad

This recipe comes from a reader who lives on a farm in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, where beef is king. She tosses her favorite meat with salad greens, bacon, sweet peppers, broccoli and cauliflower for a hearty main-dish salad.

Flint Hills Beef Salad

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