We raise buffalo on our ranch, so I cook plenty of buffalo steak as well as other cuts. During the warmer months, this cool salad is a refreshing change of pace from the heavier meals I feed my crew other times of the year. The meat is tender, and the dressing is mouthwatering.—Burt Guenin, Chappell, Nebraska
We have these tempting steaks weekly. Whenever I suggest a change in the recipe, my husband reminds me, "Don't fix it if it's not broken." If neighbors happen to drop by when I'm preparing steaks, I cut the meat into cubes and grill it on skewers with onions and mushrooms as appetizers.
-Rosalie Usry, Flaxton, North Dakota
A tangy sauce that combines bottled salad dressing, lemon juice and Dijon mustard flavors this filling main-dish salad. "You save on cleanup time because both the steak and bread are cooked on the grill," comments Carol Sinclair of St. Elmon, Illinois.
This is a recipe I developed. We love beef, and grilling is an easy way to add variety to our meals. My mom and grandma taught me how to cook. I've entered several cooking competitions and have won some awards.
There's enough flavor in these steaks to allow the side dish to be simple. So consider serving them with baked potatoes, rice pilaf or another plain vegetable and salad. The meal has always gone over big when I've fixed it for my husband and friends helping out with his latest home construction project. David and I have a daughter, 3. Her new brother or sister is due any day!
-Elaine Anderson, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Steak gets a dressy treatment when topped with tasty onion slices flavored with honey and mustard. "I found this recipe on a bag of charcoal more than 10 years ago," shares Sheree Quate of Cave Junction, Oregon. "It's terrific with green beans or corn."
"The marinade that seasons these summery skewers has a robust flavor that friends and family love," relates Cheryl Arnold of Lake Zurich, Illinois. They're a breeze to marinate ahead of time, then assemble before grilling.