The 35 Best Steak Recipes

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    Basil-Oregano T-Bone Steaks

    Basil-Oregano T-Bone Steaks
    Sabrina S. Baksh

    Steaks are the most popular cut of meat to cook on the grill. Flavorful, tender, and sometimes expensive, it is best to get the most out of your steak grilling, and these recipes represent a wide range of methods, flavors, and ideas for your next cookout. Many people are confused by all the different steaks available, the best way to grill a steak, and how to know when it is medium-rare. This list offers a variety of easy-to-follow recipes for some delicious steaks.

    Basil-Oregano T-Bone Steaks

    Rub ...MOREthese T-bone steaks with a fantastic basil-oregano combination and throw onto a flaming hot grill. Get a good sear for that rich caramelized flavor and a perfect crusty surface. Then finish off over lower heat to attain that perfect level of doneness. 

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    Herb-Crusted Fillet Mignon

    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon
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    If you have a spice rack and a couple of filet mignon at your disposal, then you can make this Herb-Crusted Fillet Mignon recipe. The herbs are mixed with olive oil to create a paste that the steaks are marinated in before grilling. Like any good steak, the secret is to grill them hot and fast. Make sure you keep a close eye on these steaks because they will cook in a few minutes.

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    The Perfect Restaurant Steak

    Restaurant Steak Finished
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    How do those fancy restaurants put out such a perfect restaurant steak? The answer is high temperatures, the right balance of seasonings and, of course, lots of butter. This method for making the perfect restaurant steak will let you do it at home.

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    Marinated London Broil

    Marinated London Broil
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    Marinated London broil is a classic recipe that became so popular, a cut of beef was named after it. The secret is to marinate it in garlic, wine, and vinegar to give it that traditional flavor. If possible, throw this steak over a hot charcoal fire, though gas will work too. Since this is a thick cut of beef it needs to start over a hot fire, then finish off to the desired doneness over a cooler flame. This one steak is large enough for two people, making it a great date night meal.

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    Flank Steak with Mushrooms

    Flank Steak with Mushrooms
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    Flank steak isn't as tender as many steaks, but it is packed with flavor and perfect for the grill. This steak easily develops a flavorful crust and if you slice it against the grain it can be very tender. Enjoy its flavor and with this recipe, top it off with some great mushrooms.

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    Spicy Lemon Pesto Flat Iron Steaks

    Spicy Lemon Pesto Flat Iron Steaks
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    Cut from the chuck, the flat iron is one of the most flavorful pieces of beef you can buy. Treat it right and cook it hot and fast and it can be equally tender. This flat iron gets a topping of spicy pesto that makes the whole dish pop off the plate. 

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    Cumin Marinated Skirt Steak

    Cumin Marinated Steaks
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    With a great combination of cumin, chiles and lime juice, make this skirt steak the perfect start for tacos, salad, or served alongside grilled vegetables. Remember the secret of serving skirt steak is to cut against the grain and it will be tender.

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    Grilled Flank Steak with Onions

    Grilled Flank Steak with Onions
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    What makes this recipe so good is that the onions are marinated with the flank steak. This combines all the flavors together before both steak and onions hit the grill to be cooked to perfection. The onions pick up the smoky flavor of the grill, so they make the perfect topping for this steak.

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    Flat-Iron Steak Tacos

    Flat-Iron Steak Tacos
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    Flat iron steaks make some of the best tacos. Marinated and grilled hot and fast, flat iron is loaded with flavor and if it is cut against the grain it is tender and perfect for these amazing tacos.

     

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    Teriyaki Steak

    Teriyaki Steak
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    The teriyaki marinade that gives this steak so much flavor helps to tenderize the meat and keep it moist on the grill. This is a great way to prepare a fantastic meal quickly and easily. 

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    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon

    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon
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    Filet mignon is a perfect cut for the grill. The little cubes of beef cook up perfectly and are literally fork tender. The problem with filet mignon, though, is that it is a little light on flavor. The chili and brown sugar rub that goes on these steaks enhance the flavor and the caramelization of the meat as it grills. Don't overcook this one and it will be wonderful. 

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    Espresso Tri-Tip Roast

    Grilled Espresso Tri-Tip Roast
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    Don't be afraid to use coffee as a seasoning or in a marinade. The flavor isn't overbearing and it will help to enhance the natural beefiness of the steak.

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    Carne Asada

    Carne Asada
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    Take a skirt steak marinated with tequila, lime juice, herbs and spices, and throw it on a hot grill. Carne Asada is a traditional dish, and as such, there are many ways to prepare this dish. What they all have in common is a tough cut of beef, a powerful marinade, and a hot fire. Carne Asada is perfect for a charcoal fire and needs that kiss of smoke to make it truly authentic. 

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    Marinated Sirloin Flap Steak

    Marinated Sirloin Flap Steak
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    Sometimes called sirloin tip, this is an amazingly flavorful cut of beef and certainly worth searching out. The great marinade in this recipe adds flavor and helps to tenderize this cut. As with other flat steaks, this is best served carved against the grain. 

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    Rosemary and Red Wine Flat Iron Steaks

    Rosemary and Red Wine Flat-Iron Steak
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    Flat iron steaks have become popular, and there are a few reasons why, but none so important as its flavor. Since flat iron steak is a tougher cut, this Rosemary and Red Wine Flat Iron Steaks recipe calls for a red wine and herb marinade before hitting a hot and fast grill. This is a great recipe if you prefer a medium-rare to medium steak.

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    Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine

    Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine
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    Ginger is one of those flavors that lifts any dish. This filet mignon gets an amazing, Asian-inspired marinade that makes it into something special. In fact, this is the perfect Filet Mignon with Ginger and Red Wine.

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    Cowboy Steak

    Cowboy Steak
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    This is a big porterhouse steak seasoned with garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper, and then grilled over a hot fire. Plan on one of these for two people unless you have been dared to eat a huge steak in one sitting. This is certainly enough to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. 

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    Black Pepper Strip Steak

    Black Pepper Strip Steaks
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    These delicious ​Black Pepper Strip Steaks require few ingredients. The secret is the freshly cracked black pepper. The pepper helps to form a crust that flakes off during the grilling but holds in all the flavor and juices.

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    Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak

    Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak
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    You can use a tri-tip steak or a roast for this recipe. Just remember to adjust the cooking times. To add an Asian flair to this dish, slice cooked meat into thin strips and serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a little extra soy sauce to top it off.

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    Fajita-Style New York Strip Steaks

    Fajita-Style New York Strip Steaks
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    Fajitas are typically made with skirt or flank steak. This Fajita-Style New York Strip Steaks recipe takes fantastic fajita flavors and layers them onto tender and flavorful strip steaks for an amazing meal.

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    Flat Iron Steaks with Chili Rub

    Flat Iron Steaks with Chili Rub
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    This Flat Iron Steaks with Chili Rub recipe is the quick and easy way to a fantastic flat iron steak that is perfect for tacos, enchiladas or just served over rice. Consider this the go-to recipe for any dish that calls for beef. Cut against the grain and it will be tender, flavorful and just plain perfect.

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    Quick Rib Steaks

    Quick Rib Steaks
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    This bone-in steak has the perfect combination of flavor and tenderness and probably the fastest way to get one on your plate.

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    Michael Jordan's 23 Delmonico Steak

    Michael Jordan's 23 Delmonico Steak
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    23 is Michael Jordan's famous Chicago steakhouse. This is as close to their recipe for the Delmonico Steak that you are going to find. This grilled rib-eye gets topped with a fantastic mushroom, tomato, and rosemary sauce. The sauce that makes this recipe special seems strange, but when it comes together it is something truly amazing.

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    Mustard Beef Tenderloin

    Mustard Beef Tenderloin
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    Beef tenderloin cooked properly can be cut with a fork, and this is the proper way to cook these on the grill. The sweet mustard sauce that goes over these steaks is better than any restaurant's and certain to please everyone.

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    Blue Cheese-Walnut Steaks

    Blue Cheese Walnut Steaks
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    A couple of Blue Cheese-Walnut Steaks, rubbed with garlic and rosemary, then grilled hot and fast. What sets this recipe apart is the blue cheese and walnut compound butter that goes on these steaks as soon as they hit the plate. Spectacular.

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    Balsamic Hanger Steaks

    Balsamic Hanger Steaks
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    The hanger steak is one of the most flavorful cuts of beef but can be difficult to find. Talk to your butcher. If they don't know what you are talking about, find another butcher. If you do get a hold of one or two, try this fantastic recipe.

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    Mediterranean Eye Round Steaks

    Mediterranean Eye Round Steak
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    Generally, round steak is not the cut that works best on the grill. This piece of beef can dry out fast so it needs an equally fast cook. What keeps this steak from drying out is a long, slow marinade. You can put this all together in the morning and come home to a quick and easy steak dinner.

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    Salt Crusted Steak

    Salt Crusted Steak
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    Normally you would sprinkle a little salt on a steak before it hits the grill. This steak gets completely encased in salt. The salt crust holds in all the juices of the meat while it cooks and the salt gets broken off and discarded. It sounds like a salty steak, but in fact, it will turn out salted to perfection. 

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    Hibachi Steak

    Hibachi Steak
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    Love those steaks from the Japanese teppanyaki houses? This is a version of that Hibachi Steak recipe, cooked on the grill and absolutely fantastic. The secret is to use a heavy skillet and the excellent sauce that goes with it.

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    Italian Dressing Marinated Steaks

    Italian Dressing Marinated Steaks
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    The perfect Italian Dressing Marinade is a balance of oil and vinegar with some seasonings thrown in for good measure. The oil coats the meat and helps keep it moist while the vinegar tenderizes and flavors. This means that Italian dressing is the perfect marinade. This steak starts with that idea.

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    Simple Black and Blue Steaks

    Simple Black and Blue Steaks
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    There is something amazing that happens when blue cheese and steak come together. This is an easy way to put these two on a plate and make something incredible.

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    Spicy Skirt Steak

    Spicy Skirt Steak
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    The spicy and flavorful marinade that tenderizes this cut of skirt steak makes this the perfect recipe. Use this skirt steak all by itself or use it as the building blocks for Carne Asada, fajitas, or most any other dish with a Mexican influence.