Smoked paprika and chipotle pepper give this version of blackened steak a spicy, Southwestern flair. To cool things off, add a salad of leafy greens with fruit and cheeses. —Denise Pounds, Hutchinson, Kansas
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
These tender sirloin strips from Joe Varga of Collingswood, New Jersey are marinated in a soy sauce mixture that gives them a wonderful Asian flavor. For a more ethnic version, you could use Japanese rice wine (sake). The beef strips can also be grilled.
It took me years to work up the nerve to try a recipe that called for meat to be wrapped around pickles and cooked. Once I did, though, it became a favorite. My husband and boys request this for Christmas dinner.
"There's no need to brown the steak first, so you can get this main course into the oven in short order," relates Sue Call from Beech Grove, Indiana. The fork-tender results are sure to remind you of Swiss steak Grandma used to make, with lots of sauce left over for dipping.
My in-laws raise beef for all their children, so I'm always looking for new ways to cook steak. This is an absolute favorite. It's so easy to fix, and the result is a tender steak smothered in a creamy onion and mushroom sauce. The aroma alone makes my husband's mouth water!
I found this recipe in an old church cookbook of my grandmother's when I as in 4-H. With its combination of ingredients and spices, it has a unique flavor that receives rave reviews when we fix it for family and friends.
"When I want a light yet hearty meal, I fix this refreshing main-dish salad," says Bonnie Wittekind of Higley, Arizona. "My husband loves the beef and the zippy flavor. As a busy mom, I appreciate that it doesn't take long to put this entree on the table.