10 Ways to Cook a Steak

By Pie Squared
Created March 3, 2017
10 Ways to Cook a Steak
There’s no magic required to create a red meat feast, just a decent cut and a few minutes of dutiful attention. MORE+ LESS-

Sizzling, juicy, perfectly sauced steak: YES. Steakhouse prices: Heck no!


There’s no magic required to create a red meat feast, just a decent cut and a few minutes of dutiful attention. We think once you’re tucking into a succulent feast at a fraction of eating-out prices (plus, hello: leftovers!) you’ll agree it’s well worth the minimal effort. Below: our menu of best steak recipes evah.


Go Grill Crazy.

The taste of good backyard living: a hint of char around the edges, just-right juice in the middle. There are a few basics to the perfect grilled steak; beyond that, we’ve got the recipes that have earned raves from carnivores and epicures alike.


1. Grilled Pepper Steak with Honey Onions

Even steaks have that dream where they’re naked and everyone is laughing. Why would you do that to your slab of meat? Grill up some onions to serve on top, with just a little hit of honey to sweeten the deal.


2. Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Parmesan Crisps

Yes, the steak’s claimed the spotlight, but with the right supporting players, you’ll produce a smash hit. Add a zesty salad, grilled asparagus and are-you-kidding-me Parm chips and kill it on all fronts.


3. Spicy Chili Lime Flank Steak

Prepared correctly, flank steak is one of the most flavorful, and this homemade rub brings out its very best. The finishing touch: a sprinkle of cilantro. Because you’re so fancy.


4. Milanese Beef Grill

A little pan sauce goes a long way to adding flavor to a nicely grilled steak. Practice your Italian accent (we won’t judge) and thank us later.



Fire it up indoors. Alas, there are months of the year where grilling isn’t user-friendly, or maybe you’re stuck in an apartment without outdoor access. Whatevs. Delicious steak is as close as your broiler, baby. Just keep these simple tips in mind and our awesome recipes on hand.


5. Cheesy Italian Tenderloin Steaks

At the top of our broiled faves: these tasty topped-off steaks. It’s melty cheese, rich tomatoes, and a little sprinkle of basil love. Yeah, our mouths are watering too.


6. Southwest Herb Flank Steak

Olé! That’s Spanish for: “Squeeze on the lime, and don’t be shy with that cilantro.” Fragrant and delicious, it’s a super-simple recipe that tastes like you fussed for hours (instead of 40 minutes).


7. How to Cook a Classic London Broil

Broiling on a budget? No problem. The secret to taking an inexpensive steak to amazingly delectable levels is in the marinade: Mix up the herbs and liquids, give your meat a good soak, and you’re there.


We’re totally sear(ious)

Steak on a stovetop? You bet. Pan searing is the shortcut to sweet, sweet steak satisfaction. Taste what we mean with the recipes below.


8. Pan-Seared Sirloin Steak

Got 15 minutes? Dinner’s as good as done – well done, bloody rare or whatever you like in between. A touch of soy sauce and lemon zest ticks the flavor up a notch, but you get all the credit.


9. Lemon Dijon Pan Steak

This recipe takes 20 minutes, tops, and it’s the best. We’re talking in-law-worthy, future-boss-friendly, I'm-so-sorry-it-will-never-happen-again-makeup-meal level. Because saving the day is what we do.


10. Simple Teriyaki Steak Dinner

Forget slaving for hours to make an impressive dinner. Get your hibachi hat on and whip up this impressive, Asian-flavored steak in under a half-hour. No ninja knife skills required.