21 Easy Steak Recipes Even a Beginner Can Master
There’s nothing like a big, expensive cut of meat to strike fear in our hearts. What if it’s undercooked and raw when we slice into it? (Or worse, what if it’s overcooked?) But cooking steak at home shouldn’t be nerve-wracking—in fact, it’s a simple and impressive way to get dinner on the table. To lend a hand, we’ve got 21 fuss-free and foolproof steak recipes you can try at home.
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
This is not your mother’s steak and potatoes (no offense, Mom). This one-pan meal looks and tastes super fancy and we promise you can’t mess it up.
15-Minute Skillet Pepper Steak
Do we see a new weeknight meal in your rotation? Considering it’s less than 230 calories per serving, we think that’s a yes.
Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce
A simple cut of meat becomes an elegant dinner when you start with a marinade and add a flavorful sauce.
One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale
Yep, you can make steak on a Tuesday night—it’s all about the cooking method. By throwing everything on one baking sheet, you eliminate the cleanup and streamline the whole process.
Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
Bye, sad ground beef tacos with store-bought seasoning. Since the meat is so flavorful, you really only need a few other fixings to make this an impressive meal.
Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
When in doubt, stick it on a skewer. Because the pieces are bite-size, they’ll cook much faster than a whole steak.
30-Minute Cajun Butter Steak and Peppers
Spicy, garlicky, oh-so-buttery and ready in 30 minutes? Sign us up.
Grilled New York Steak with a Cherry Port Compote
A simple sauce takes this dish over the top. Serve it to your friends and they’ll confuse you for a chef.
Grilled Steak with Corn Salsa and Veggies
If you’re firing up the grill, why not make the most of it and cook everything at once?
Sheet Pan Steak and Fries
Don’t tell our French friends, but this is our new favorite way to make steak-frites at home.
Three-Minute Cast Iron Steak
If you don’t believe the three-minute cooking time, just wait until you get your skillet screaming hot. (Thanks, Coterie member Jesse Reilly.)
Skillet Steak with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Rosemary and steak are always a classic, but the single skillet execution is a modern update that we’re making a classic.
Filet Mignon with Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter
If you really want to go all out, choose filet mignon. It’s buttery and tender even without the mushroom butter topping.
If you thought all steak had to be grilled, think again. Cooking it in an oven means you can step away from the stove (to pour yourself a glass of wine, naturally).
Take all those leftover herbs from your crisper and mix them into this zesty chimichurri sauce. It’s just the thing to brighten up an otherwise savory meal.
Grilled Filet and Potato Skewers with Rosemary Chimichurri
A complete meal all on one skewer sounds like heaven, if you ask us.
Pan-Seared Steak with Balsamic Herb Cream Sauce
Take notes: For a medium-rare doneness, cook your steak for two minutes per half-inch of thickness.
Ever heard of reverse searing? Basically, you cook the meat in the oven before browning it on the stove—a foolproof way to ensure your steak is cooked exactly how you like it every single time.
Perfectly Juicy Grilled Steak
What’s the secret to a juicy steak? Remember to mind the cut and thickness when you set your cooking timer and you’ll be on your way to *kisses hands like a chef.*