The 28 Best Ever Steak Recipes

Make It a Steak Night With These Filling Recipes

Tomahawk rib-eye steak on a plate

The Spruce

In this roundup of delicious steak recipes, we've collected some of the most tried-and-true ones, sure to yield tender, juicy cuts every time. Whether you're working on a grill, with a cast-iron skill, or even an Instant Pot, you'll find plenty of family-friendly dishes here. We've also budget-conscious recipes to help you stretch your food budget further as well as our favorite fancy steak recipes for romantic dinners at home.

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    Carne Asada

    Carne Asada

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    You can make this flavorful steak dish with skirt steak (arrachera) or flank steak. The secret is in this recipe's savory marinade, featuring fresh citrus juice, soy sauce, and garlic. Throw the steak on a hot grill and gather your taco toppings for a perfect, easy summer dinner.

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    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

    Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Coat tender filet mignon steaks in a garlic-spiked herb mixture and marinate for a couple of hours before grilling. Using dried herbs in the marinade creates a fabulous crust on the meat and makes for a simple preparation.

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    Jack Daniel's Flank Steak

    Jack Daniel's Flank Steak

    The Spruce / Nyssa Tanner

    Cook this Kentucky-style steak at your next cookout with friends and family, and prepare to receive rave reviews. Bathe flank steaks in an easy whiskey marinade up to 24 hours in advance, then butter-baste on a hot grill.

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    Steak With Gorgonzola Sauce

    Steak With Gorgonzola Sauce

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Steak and blue cheese are a flavor match made in heaven. Strip steaks are used in this recipe, but you can substitute other cuts. The Gorgonzola sauce is easy to make, can be prepared up to three days ahead, and adds fabulous, decadent flavor to skillet steaks.

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    Grilled T-Bone Steak and Mushrooms

    T-Bone Grilled Steak with Mushrooms

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    Get a reputation as a grill master with this foolproof recipe for perfectly grilled T-bone steak, topped with a simple, creamy mushroom sauce. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes plus some crusty bread for dipping.

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    Skillet Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe

    Pepper steak with red and green bell peppers strips

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    Stretch your dinner dollars with this quick and easy steak stir-fry recipe. Green and red bell pepper strips add bright flavor and crunch to a simple meal of pan-fried steak strips with fresh vegetables and Cajun or Creole seasoning.

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    Classic French Steak au Poivre

    Classic French steak au poivre with a side of green beans

    The Spruce

    Steak au poivre ("pepper steak") is a classic French bistro dish that makes a showstopping entrée for romantic dinners and special occasions. Crust a boneless steak with cracked peppercorns, pan-fry, and serve with a rich cognac-infused pan sauce.

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    Instant Pot Carne Asada

    Instant Pot Carne Asada

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    When you're craving carne asada but don't have a grill, never fear. Instant Pot is here. Of all the things to cook in an Instant Pot, beef is one of the best because tougher cuts of meat do well with searing and pressure cooking, which renders them flavorful and tender. Although carne asada is by definition grilled (the term translates to "grilled meat"), you can achieve a satisfying smoky flavor with the use of woody spices like cumin and oregano, which are featured in this recipe. The whole thing comes together in less than 30 minutes—perfect for Tuesday night dinner. Serve inside corn or flour tortillas, as the recipe suggests, or simply sliced and served elegantly on a carving board, with some roasted fingerling potatoes and chimichurri.

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    Grilled Strip Steak With Compound Butter

    Grilled strip steak with a dollop of compound butter

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    Strip loin steaks are flavored with simple compound butter (also called "hotel butter") featuring parsley and lemon juice, for this classic preparation. Grill the steaks outdoors or use your oven's broiler. Serve with french fries or a baked potato, and a green salad.

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    Taco-Rubbed Flank Steak

    Taco-Rubbed Flank Steak

    The Spruce / Ali Redmond

    Drizzle budget-friendly flank steaks with lime juice, then rub with Mexican seasonings for a grilled meat dish that has your favorite taco flavorings cooked right in. Serve with rice and beans or Mexican street corn on the side.

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    Michael Jordan's Delmonico Steak

    Michael Jordan's 23 Delmonico Steak with sliced mushrooms

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    Enjoy the beloved Delmonico steak from Michael Jordan's famous Chicago restaurant without ever leaving home. Follow this recipe for a meaty grilled rib-eye with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, and an out-of-this-world steak sauce.

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    Chicken Fried Steak With Milk Gravy

    Chicken Fried Steak with Milk Gravy

    Cameron Whitman / Stocksy

    Down-home chicken-fried steak with gravy is a popular, budget-friendly Southern recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your household. Tenderize top round steak, dip in buttermilk, bread, fry, and serve smothered in an easy milk gravy.

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    Jamaican Jerk Flank Steak

    Jamaican Jerk Flank Steak

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Spicy Jamaican jerk seasoning boosts the naturally meaty flavor of flank steaks in this island-inspired recipe. Serve the steak sliced over rice, accompanied by a tropical fruit salsa, for a delicious Caribbean-style dinner.

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    Carne Asada (Colombian Grilled Flank Steak)

    Carne asada served with flour tortillas, rice, beans, and salsa

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    Carne asada is a traditional dish of marinated, chargrilled steak that's popular throughout Latin America. The marinade includes an entire bottle of beer, along with tangy citrus juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices, for meat that explodes with flavor.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

    Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    What could make a meltingly tender, grilled filet mignon steak taste even better? Wrapping bacon around it, of course. Once you learn this simple trick, you'll want to try it out for all your special dinners at home, from hosting guests to romantic dinners for two.

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    Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas

    skirt steak tacos

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    Make steak night into fajita night at your house, with this easy steak fajitas recipe. Toss meat in the fantastic, homemade Mexican marinade when you get home, and grill it a couple of hours later. Serve on warmed tortillas with your favorite fajita toppings.

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    Tomahawk Rib-Eye Steak

    Perfectly cooked tomahawk rib-eye steak on a plate

    The Spruce

    Tomahawk steaks are bone-in rib-eyes that are frenched, giving the bone its distinctive "handle." This impressive-looking dish starts in a hot pan on your stovetop and is finished in the oven for the perfect degree of doneness. Add butter and herbs just before serving for a final flavor boost.

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    Round Steak Parmesan With Tomato Sauce

    round steak parmesan

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    Imagine a classic Italian American chicken Parmesan with steak instead of chicken, and you've got the idea for this dish, which uses economical top round steak. Top the breaded and fried meat with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese for a hearty twist on a favorite recipe.

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    Crock Pot London Broil Steak and Mushrooms

    Crock pot London broil steak on a cutting board with wedges of lime and seasonings

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    A slow cooker makes easy work of this satisfying London broil recipe for your Sunday roast. Steak and veggies cook low and slow in a creamy tomato-mushroom sauce made with condensed soup and onion soup mix, for a flavorful meal that practically makes itself.

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    Simple Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

    Simple grilled tri-tip steak on slate with mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and lettuce

    The Spruce

    Flavor boneless tri-tip steak (also known as bottom sirloin) with a simple garlic-soy marinade before cooking easily on the grill. Serve with roast potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete weeknight meal.

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    Grilled Flat Iron Steak

    An artful presentation of grilled flat iron steak

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    Marinate flavorful flat iron steaks simply in balsamic vinegar and seasonings, quickly grill, then slice into strips for your plate. Serve with roast potatoes or cooked white rice and a simple tossed salad, for a filling meal.

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    Pan Broiled Steak With Bourbon Sauce

    Pan broiled steak drizzled in bourbon sauce

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    A buttery bourbon, garlic, and mustard sauce adds gorgeous flavor to Southern-style pan-fried steaks in this mouthwatering recipe. A dash of Tabasco adds a nice kick to the sauce, but feel free to omit it if you like your meat less spicy.

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    Crock Pot Teriyaki Steak

    Crock pot teriyaki steak over a bed of rice and vegetables

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Asian flavorings infuse inexpensive, boneless round steak with tons of savory flavor in this recipe that's simple to prepare using a slow cooker. Let it cook while you go about your day and serve it over hot cooked rice, garnished with optional diced scallions and sesame seeds.

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    Grilled Marinated Rib-Eye Steak

    Barbecue bone-in ribeye steak on cutting board
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    Bring out the best in meaty, flavorful rib-eye steaks with an awesome recipe that shares three tested methods for grilling this well-marbled cut. Remove steaks from the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan to cook them for the best results.

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    Easy Steak Fajitas

    steak fajitas with accoutrements

    Pete Scherer

    Create a festive fajita bar for cookouts or family dinners with this easy steak fajitas recipe. Marinate flank steak in traditional seasonings overnight for flavorful meat that tastes fabulous. Grill and assemble in warm flour tortillas with sautéed bell peppers, onion, and popular Tex-Mex toppings.

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    Chili and Brown Sugar Rubbed Filet Mignon

    Chili and brown sugar rubbed filet mignons

    Regarding BBQ Inc.

    You'll use this simple, flavor-enhancing steak rub recipe over and over again. It includes brown sugar and pantry spices like chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel before applying the rub, for maximum adhesion and a good crust.

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    Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak

    Grilled tri-tip steak on a cutting board

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    Flash-marinate steak, onions, and bell peppers in a sweet and savory brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger infusion. This combination delivers tons of flavor when the meat hits a hot grill. Serve these delicious kabobs at your next cookout or a family dinner any night of the week.

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    Spicy Indian Steak

    Indian-Spiced Steak

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    Fans of Indian curry can enjoy steak in a new way with this recipe that riffs on traditional Indian flavors. Marinate juicy chunks of steak overnight in a spicy seasoning mixture, then chargrill until tender. Serve over basmati rice.