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Moist, tender and slightly sweet from the marinade, this juicy steak boasts wonderful flavor and oh-so-easy preparation. Serve with potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Succulent Beef Skewers for 2

Agnes Ward, of Stratford, Ontario says, “These are no ordinary beef kabobs! They’re herb-infused and need to marinate at least two hours or overnight for the best flavor. If you feel like splurging, this recipe’s also fantastic with beef tenderloin.”

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Stuffing Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

Slices of this elegant but easy special-occasion roast look so attractive, and you'll be delighted with the flavor. Water chestnuts add enjoyable crunch to the savory stuffing. It's an entree I'm proud to serve to guests. -Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

My husband loves to grill these deliciously different turkey kabobs, and everyone gets a kick out of the zingy taste from the limes and jalapenos. Its tongue-tingling combination of flavors makes this one company dish that always draws compliments.
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Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

Sesame Sirloin Steak

The first time I tried this recipe was years ago when we were going to my in-laws for a Mother's Day dinner. We've made a few adjustments to the original recipe, only improving on the great taste. -Paulette Barnett, Guelph, Ontario

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

From Marysville, Washington, Karen Hamlin shares this tasty treatment for beef that relies on a made-in-moments marinade. "I like to add mushrooms to the skewers and serve the yummy kabobs over hot cooked rice," she writes.

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

Lemon and Herb Fryers

With its slight hint of lemon and variety of herbs, this chicken disappears quickly. I'm not sure where this originated, but I've passed it onto countless friends.

Herbed Chicken Quarters

Herbed Chicken Quarters

Herbed Chicken Quarters

We often grill chicken in the summer, and this herbed version is a big hit with our family. We own a cheese and specialty food store called The Boulevard Market in nearby Tecumseh. I frequently host cooking classes at the store and have featured this chicken. Students are sent home with this recipe and always say their families enjoyed it! -Erika Aylward, Clinton, Michigan

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is perfect for barbecues and parties! A spicy citrus marinade adds plenty of flavor to the tenderloin overnight. Then you can grill the meat in just minutes the next day. —Rosetta Hockett of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

My sister, Kathy, and I often exchange recipes - I give her my desserts, and she gives me her entrees. This recipe is from her, and it's become a favorite of mine for serving to company. The meat and vegetables can be prepared ahead of time...when the company arrives, I just fire up the grill!

Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef  'n' Veggie Kabobs

Sesame Beef 'n' Veggie Kabobs

This is a favorite with my entire familyChalk it up to the fact that this recipe delivers great flavor, tender chunks of meat and a presentation as pretty as a picture! Frances Klingemann-Omaha, Nebraska

Curried Peanut Chicken

Curried Peanut Chicken

Curried Peanut Chicken

"This is a nice change from traditional grilled items," says Jennifer Myers. The Havertown, Pennsylvania reader sprinkles coconut and currants over a tasty combination of chicken and peppers.
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