"When I need to get dinner on the table fast for my husband and three children, I fix these filling fajitas," relates Elaine Keith of Mineral Wells, West Virginia. "With beef, chicken and shrimp, they satisfy everyone's tastes. They're wonderful with Spanish rice," she adds.
"Green beans are one of my all-time favorite vegetables—I can cook them more ways than ground beef, and this dish showcases them beautifully," writes Sundra Hauck from Bogalusa, Louisiana. Orange juice adds zesty flavor to the sirloin steak and garden-fresh beans.
Marinade seasoned with chili powder and paprika gives grilled flank stead a robust flavor. "This treasured recipe from a German neighbor opened up my taste buds to a whole new world," comments DiAnn Mallehan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
These classic kabobs are a hearty way to use up your garden harvest. At our house, everyone fixes their own skewers for an all-in-one dinner. I sometimes substitute venison for beef.
—Christine Klessig of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin
Garlic, ginger and soy sauce lend a robust flavor to this meaty marinated dish. My mother-in-law took cooking lessons while living in Japan and brought back this recipe. It has become a favorite of family and friends...even those who don't usually eat green beans.
-Kristine Lowry, Bowling Green, Kentucky
These meaty skewers not only satisfy my love of outdoor cooking, they feature a mouthwatering marinade, too. It's terrific with chicken and pork, but I prefer it with beef because it tenderizes remarkably well.—Christi Ross, Guthrie, Texas
Tender strips of flank steak share the stage with julienned carrot and red pepper, fresh mushrooms and broccoli florets in this full-flavored feast for two. For traditional accompaniments to a stir-fry, consider hot tea and fortune cookies. O serve with fresh cubed fruit and orange sherbet for dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin