If you haven't already enjoyed the rich, creamy pairing of blue cheese with your favorite steak, stop reading and get cooking! I take it a step further by folding in a little butter to make the dish even more drool-worthy. —Amanda Martin, Monson, Massachusetts
The satisfying slow-cooked dinner comes from Kathleen Romaniuk of Laval, Quebec. TIP: "To save a step, I keep peppered seasoned salt on hand to use instead of the seasoned salt and pepper," Kathleen notes.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Melissa Morton seasons New York strip steaks with a Caesar dressing mixture, then grills them for a tasty entree that's ready in minutes. TIP: As a side dish, Melissa serves baked potatoes topped with chunky salsa and sour cream.
Planning your Labor Day cookout menu will be no work at all when you have Trisha Ward's classic kabob recipe to call on. "Feel free to use cauliflower or other favorite vegetables," she suggests from Atlanta, Georgia.
With plenty of sliced steak and veggies, this main dish salad will please even the biggest appetites. It's a terrific dinner on hot summer days or any time you feel like grilling. —Mildred Sherrer, Roanoke, Texas
I came up with this dish after combining several different recipes. I wrap up each beef tenderloin, topped with a tasty mushroom mixture, in a sheet of puff pastry. It sounds like a lot of work, but it isn't...and it's so elegant.
St. Edward, Nebraska
My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes and beans and seasoned with chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes for zip.
I entered the Indiana State Beef Contest and won first place with this recipe. A mixture of picante sauce, ketchup, cider vinegar and veggies enhances the tender slices of steak that are served over pasta. I use bow tie pasta, but you could substitute rice.
- Ann Dixon
North Vernon, Indiana
This recipe combines some of my family's favorite flavors. The tender steaks, marinated with teriyaki sauce, are accompanied by a creamy cucumber sauce seasoned with dill and chives. I've used this dish as both an appetizer and an entree.
Are you tired of chicken fried steak? This recipe dresses up cubed steaks Italian-style with cheese, tomato sauce, basil and oregano. My husband and I like this main dish with a side of fettuccine Alfredo.—Sarah Befort