This beefy main dish is always a big hit with the men in our family. After simmering in a slow cooker, the steak takes on a robust taste, and the filling portions are just what we love.—Megan Rohlck, Vermillion, South Dakota
This recipe for our traditional Sunday night dinner dates back to the 1960s, yet it's still a favorite.
At that time, we operated a small inn in southern Indiana, and every week after most of the guests had departed, my wife and I would enjoy a quiet, leisurely dinner.
-Jim Tusing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This recipe has been in my family so long I don't even remember where it came from. Mexican-style food has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. This easy dish is mild, but it can be made hotter if desired.
THIS RECIPE was given to me by a dear friend many years ago. Served with homemade bread and a green salad, it makes a wonderful meal.
Even people who don't like turnips find they enjoy their distinctive flavor in this stew.
-Martha Tonnies, Ft. Michell, Kentucky
This fork-tender Swiss steak with rich gravy was an often-requested main dish around our house when I was growing up. Mom took pride in preparing scrumptious, hearty meals like this for our family and guests.
-Linda McGinty, Parma, Ohio
A mild marinade prepared with lemon juice, thyme and oregano seasons this steak from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona. It feeds a family of four with lots left over to enjoy in satisfying second-day dishes later in the week.
For a tasty main dish that's ready in minutes, Kim Shea of Wethersfield, Connecticut jazzes up leftovers with colorful fresh peppers and convenient canned tomatoes. The slightly sweet combination looks appealing over rice.
I FIRST made this delicious main dish in the '70s for a progressive dinner party. It was so easy to prepare.
This fast recipe came in handy while I was a working mom, too.
-Karen Rodgers, Verona, Virginia
A lime juice marinade really perks up these grilled steaks, and the snappy, light citrus salsa is a super change from the usual heavy steak sauce. I brighten up winter meals by broiling the meat and serving it this way. —Kathleen Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"This mildly marinated flank steak is my son's favorite," reports Gayle Bucknam of Greenbank, Washington. "I usually slice it thinly and serve it with twice-baked potatoes and a green salad to round out the meal. Leftovers are great for French dip sandwiches."
There's just enough ginger, chili powder and garlic powder in the sauce to spark the taste of this enjoyable steak specialty. For variety, you can substitute chicken or pork for the sirloin. If I'm in a hurry or don't have fresh vegetables on hand, I'll reach for two bags of frozen stir-fry vegetables instead.