25 Satisfying Steak Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

Dig into any of these dishes for a hearty and healthy meal.

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Ryan Dausch

Steak recipes are a go-to for celebratory meals. No matter the occasion — birthday, anniversary, promotion — nothing says, "congratulations" quite like a big steak dinner. But this super versatile protein is not just reserved for fancy steakhouses! Easy steak recipes can also make your favorite cut the star of sandwiches, tacos, salads, and kebabs.

Easy steak recipes are totally doable for weeknight meals, too, and while we love our staple proteins like chicken and salmon, steak is often worth a little splurge. We have collected our favorite steak recipes for every type of cut, so whether you're shopping for leaner cuts like flank, sirloin, and skirt steaks, buying the butcher's manager special or splurging on a filet mignon, there's something for you. Grilled steak recipes are also always a must in the summer, so take advantage of the nice weather and fire up that grill!

Simple meals like oven steak recipes are a great way to elevate your weeknight dinners, but serving steak doesn't have to mean you're stuck with mashed potatoes and green beans as sides. We brainstormed delicious (nutritious!) steak dinner sides that complement this protein, including grilled watermelon salad, charred zucchini and pineapple, and sautéed bok choy.

Scroll through to find steak recipes ideas the whole family will enjoy for your next weeknight meal.

steak and roasted radish pitas with feta salsa
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Steak and Roasted Radish Pitas with Feta Salsa

Build your own pitas with minty feta spread and roasted radishes for a fresh summer dinner.

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Steak and Cauliflower with Caper Relish 30-Minute Meal
Ryan Dausch
Steak and Cauliflower with Caper Relish

Lemon and capers make a zesty, briny relish for this classic steak recipe, while red chile brings a bit of heat.

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hawaiian steak kebabs with scallion rice 
Ryan Dausch
Hawaiian Steak Kebabs with Scallion Rice

These sirloin skewers—threaded with peppers and pineapple—will make you feel like you're on the Big Island.

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hearty salad recipes - Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak
Con Poulos
Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak and Tomatoes

While you’ve got your grill heated up, lightly char the watermelon for the ultimate summer side.

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Grilled Steak Lettuce Cups 30-Minute Meal
Chris Court
Sweet and Spicy Grilled Steak Lettuce Cups

These lettuce wraps are an easy, gluten-free dinner that will be on the table in just 20 minutes.

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Mike Garten
Herbed Mojo Steak and Crispy Potatoes

Orange juice and fresh herbs make a flavor-packed sauce you’ll want to drizzle over everything.

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hearty salad recipes - beet, tangerine, and steak salad
Con Poulos. Food Stylist: Christine Albano. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgepeth
Beet, Tangerine, and Steak Salad

Pairing steak with oranges and beets helps keep this salad light and refreshing, yet totally satisfying.

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bistro steak
Ryan Dausch
Bistro Steak with Mustard Smashed Potatoes and Spinach

Cooked in butter, this steak's crispy exterior packs a sweet crunch while potatoes and spinach, mixed with whole-grain mustard, make the perfect side.

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steak with roasted vegetables
Christopher Testani. Food stylist: Vivian Lui. Props stylist: Megan Hedgpeth.Getty Images
Steak with Roasted Vegetables and Mustard Pan Sauce

For an easy steak sandwich, spread the mustard on a split baguette and top with leftover vegetables and baby arugula.

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Danielle Occhiogrosso
Steak and Rye Panzanella

Forget store-bought croutons and grill your own rye bread for the ultimate salad topping.

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steak and spring salad
Chris Court; Food stylist: Justine Poole; Prop stylist: Lucy Tweed
Steak and Spring Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

For the most tender meat, always slice tougher cuts of beef, like skirt and flank steak, against the grain.

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Chris Court; Food stylist: Justine Poole; Prop stylist: Lucy Tweed
Grilled Skirt Steak with Charred Zucchini and Pineapple Salad

If you want to make this dish gluten-free, swap the flour tortillas for corn tortillas warmed on the grill for about 15 minutes per side.

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Con Poulos
Glazed Steak with Sauteed Bok Choy

Basting with a red currant jelly sauce makes a sweet glaze on the steak.

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Chris Court
Seared Steak with Honey-Roasted Carrots

Roasting the carrots makes a naturally sweet pairing for the steak.

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Chris Court; Food stylist: Justine Poole; Prop stylist: Lucy Tweed
Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese and Sweet-and-Sour Tomatoes

Double the batch of chutney and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Serve on burgers, seared fish, chicken or grilled cheese.

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steak-recipes - korean-steak-salad-with-sugar-snaps-and-radishes
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Korean Steak Salad with Sugar Snaps and Radishes

Spice up your steak dinner with gochujang, a fermented red chili paste.

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Mike Garten
Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Broccoli

Spruce up steak sandwiches with homemade pepperoncini mayo spread on focaccia.

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Chris Court
Steak Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

Mi honey and lemon juice makes a satisfying, fat-free salad dressing.

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Steve Giralt
Cuban Style Braised Steak and Peppers

Get the deliciously tender meat you can only get from a long braise with minimal effort by using a slow cooker.

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steak-recipes - smoked-paprika-steak-and-lentils-with-spinach
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Smoked Paprika Steak and Lentils with Spinach

High-fiber and protein packed, lentils are always a great gluten-free addition to your plate.

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Ryan Dausch
Seared Steak and Potato Salad with Peas and Radishes

Heat up your cast-iron skillet for quick seared steaks and a dinner that will be ready in 20 minutes.

WD Test Kitchen Tip: Always let steak rest 5 minutes before slicing, so that when you cut into it, the meat loses less juice and tastes more tender and juicy.

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Balsamic Steak with Eggplant and Peppers

A great gluten-free summer dinner full of hearty produce, this dish is super satisfying.

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Con Poulos
Steak Dijon

Swap out your typical potatoes for sweet potatoes to bring an extra boost of vitamins to the table with this healthier twist on the classic steak dinner.

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Steve Giralt
Steak with Orange-Roasted Cauliflower and Scallions

Roasting cauliflower is an easy way to bring out its naturally rich and nutty flavor, which is a perfect complement to a beautifully cooked steak.

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