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 will help you achieve steak perfection every time.
01 of 07
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.
02 of 07
Lean boneless strip steaks (also called club steaks) are used in this recipe, 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.
03 of 07
Throughout much of Latin America, carne asada is the classic way to enjoy steak. Although beef is traditionally grilled in this method of cooking (the term carne asada translates to "grilled meat"), this recipe uses an Instant Pot, making it ideal for a weeknight or wintertime meal. What's more, you can achieve a satisfying smoky flavor with the use of smoky and woody spices like cumin and oregano, which are called for in this recipe. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, which is perfect for Tuesday night dinner. Feel free to serve the asada in tacos, or, for a more elevated presentation, plated elegantly on a carving board, alongside some roasted fingerling potatoes and chimichurri.
04 of 07
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.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
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.
06 of 07
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.
07 of 07
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 beef that you don't need to do too much for it to taste great.