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
"This recipe was given to me by a friend who knows I like to grill," shares Corina Flansberg. "No one ever guesses that the secret ingredient is lemon-lime soda," adds the Carson City, Nevada reader. "Try the marinade with chicken, too. It's wonderful!"
These juicy tenderloin steaks, lightly crusted with blue cheese and bread crumbs, are special enough for holiday dining. When drizzled with wine sauce, the beef melts in your mouth. —Tiffany Vancil, San Diego, California
This homespun, stick-to-your-ribs steak supper was always a favorite with us kids. Mom coated tender steaks with lightly seasoned bread crumbs and fried them in oil until golden brown.
-Gina Mueller, Converse, Texas
Coated in a mild Dijon mustard sauce, the beef strips and sliced mushrooms in this dish are delicious over noodles or rice. This was hit with my family when I served it with broccoli and fresh tomatoes.
—Judith McGhan of Perry Hall, Maryland
Since we live in a rural area where there really aren't any restaurants to speak of, I thought it would be fun to come up with my take on this classic sandwich at home. So effortless and delicious, grab a bottle of steak sauce to top them off for an extra bolt of flavor. —Lenette A. Bennett, Como, Colorado
“For best results, I always serve this lean and tasty flank steak rare. Deglaze the pan with wine, making sure to scrape up all the savory browned bits with a wooden spoon,” says Warner Beatty of Niagara Falls, Ontario.
"This is a variation of an old Southern recipe with a Texas twist," relates Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas. "I've been making it at least once a month for the last 15 years. The overnight marinade gives the beef a wonderful taste."
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
“This is a longtime family favorite, and my kids always asked to bring home friends on nights we served it. Now my oldest son is in the Army and has had his wife call home for the recipe.” Here's hefty “man food” at its easy best!
Sylvia Streu - Norman, Oklahoma