1. Pineapple-Soy Marinated Steak with Sesame Beets
The combination of tamari and pineapple is heavenly when used as a marinade for steak. Make sure to pat steaks dry before adding to the skillet so they get a beautiful sear; the marinade goes in a few minutes later to thicken and coat the steaks. Alongside, golden beets get tossed in a ginger-sesame dressing along with their green tops—an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
2. Peppered Steak and Grits with Wedge Salad & Ranch Dressing
A thick crust of crushed black and Szechuan peppercorns transforms a simple steak into a gorgeous centerpiece. The tingling heat of Szechuan peppercorns and black peppers is mellowed out by a side of creamy grits and a wedge salad. You get to make your own ranch dressing, and you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. Cook, relax, and enjoy!
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3. Sesame-Ginger Steak with Spinach Salad and Steamed Rice
Carrot and radish slices get a quick dunk in a sweet and sour pickle brine, which, along with a bit of the steak marinade, doubles as a yummy salad dressing. All you’ll want on the side is steamed sushi rice to soak up the flavorful sauce. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
4. Smoky Spice-Rubbed Steak with Mixed Bean-Spinach Salad
Even with a quick marinade, this steak salad can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Just enough time to open a bottle of red wine and let it breathe. A rub of smoked paprika, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil makes a simple grilled steak something special and the salad itself is a textural symphony—crunchy, silky, and creamy. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
5. Seared Sirloin Steaks with Green Beans and Garlicky Rolls
You can't go wrong with a seared sirloin steak with a side of crisp-tender veggies. This particular version is destined to become a classic in your house thanks to the garlicky pan sauce that douses the steaks. Use the toasted whole wheat roll to sop up all of the saucy goodness with each bite. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
6. Seared Steak & Dijon Butter with Asparagus and New Potatoes
Compound butter is one of our favorite ways to fancify any dish with very minimal effort. They're wonderful because, well, it's butter—which is always a great starting point—but also so easy! This dish is inspired by the kind of classic French food you might find in a corner bistro or brasserie—steak, tender potatoes, a seasonal veggie, and a classic compound butter flavored with Dijon. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
7. Seared Steak & Crispy Potatoes with Japanese Special Sauce
Crisp rounds of oven roasted russet potatoes and tender broccolini are served alongside succulent steaks. But the Japanese-style "special sauce" is the secret weapon here. A quick sauce comprised of mayonnaise, garlic, tamari, sugar, and a bit of togarashi, which is a Japanese spice blend with a bit of a kick, is both spooned over top of the steak, but also served as a dipping sauce for the potatoes. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.
8. Seared Lemon-Pepper Steak with Kale Caesar & Garlic-Parm Rolls
You can forget about the lemon-pepper spice jar that's been sitting in the pantry, because we've freshened up the classic flavor blend by using finely grated lemon zest and coarsely cracked black pepper. The juicy steaks are served alongside (or on top of!) a kale Caesar along with toasted garlic-Parmesan rolls. Cook, relax, and enjoy! Get the recipe here.