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
Fresh ginger and garlic season this mouthwatering mixture of beef strips, sweet peppers, romaine lettuce and crunchy water chestnuts. "My husband loves stir-fry," writes Katherine Prier of Conway, Missouri. "I like it, too, because it's quick, easy and cleanup is a breeze since everything cooks in one pan."—Katherine Prier, Conway, Missouri
On cool nights, nothing hits the spot like a steaming homemade potpie—especially ones you can get on the table fast. The pinwheel crust on top has become my signature. —Kristin Shaw, Castleton, New York
It’s easy to dress up ribeyes with mushrooms and garlic for a special steak dinner. This recipe gives a stovetop method, but you can grill the steaks if you prefer.—Kelly Ward Hartman, Cape Coral, Florida
"Chinese food is a big hit with my family, so this stir-fry is popular at our house...especially when I put a little extra bite in it with the red pepper flakes," relates Debby Petersen of Niagara, Wisconsin. To make sure the steak is tender, cut it into thin strips across the grain.
“A butcher gave me great advice on cooking different types of meat," writes Karol Chandler-Ezell of Nacogdoches, Texas. "Marinating and broiling works really well on very lean cuts like this.” Karol suggests letting the steaks rest for a couple of minutes before serving to preserve moistness.
Years ago, when bakeries in my Midwestern hometown made pasties, people scrambled to get there before they were all gone. Now I make my own...filled with meat, potatoes and vegetables, they make a complete meal and are great for picnics or potlucks. —Gayle Lewis