Steaks are the most popular cut of meat to throw on a grill. Flavorful, tender, and sometimes expensive, you will want to get the most out of your steak grilling and these ten recipes represent a wide range of methods and ideas that you can do with your next steak. Of course, many people are confused by all the different steaks available, the best way to grill a steak and exactly how to know when it is medium rare. Take a look through these recipes and get loads of great ideas for some fantastic steaks.
London Broil is the recipe that became synonymous with the cut of beef. Marinated with garlic, wine, and vinegar, this is a traditional London Broil. To get the flavor authentic you will want charcoal, but a good gas grill will do the job just as well. This is a thick cut of steak, large enough to feed two, so check the internal temperature and make sure you get it cooked through to the middle.
2. Carne Asada
Take a skirt steak, marinated with Tequila, lime juice, herbs and spices, and thrown on a hot grill. Carne Asada is a traditional dish, and as such there are many ways to prepare this dish. What they all have in common is a tough cut of beef, a powerful marinade, and a hot fire. Carne Asada is perfect for a charcoal fire and needs that kiss of smoke to make it truly authentic.
Lee Custer sent me this recipe for a spiced up a New York Strip Steak. The secret is to use cracked peppercorns, not ground. That solid pepper flavor is what makes this steak so flavorful. While this recipe calls for 1/4 cup of black pepper it isn't that spicy. The pepper becomes a crust that flakes off during grilling, but holds in flavor and juices.
23 is Michael Jordan's famous Chicago restaurant. This is as close to their recipe for the Delmonico Steak that you are going to find. This grilled Rib-Eye gets topped with a fantastic mushroom, tomato, and rosemary sauce. The sauce that makes this recipe special seems strange but when it comes together it is something amazing.
5. Cowboy Steak
Cowboy indeed. This is a big porterhouse steak seasoned with garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper and then grilled over a hot fire. Plan on one of these for two people unless you have been dared to eat too much steak at one sitting. This is certainly enough to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.
If you have a typical spice rack and a couple of Fillet Mignon you can make this recipe. The herbs are mixed with olive oil to create a paste that you literally marinate the steaks in before grilling. Like any good steak the secret is to grill them as hot as you can. Make sure you keep a close eye on these steaks because they will cook in a few minutes.
You can use a Tri-Tip steak or roast with this recipe. Just remember to adjust the cooking times. To add to the Asian flavors in this recipe I like to cut it into thin strips and serve over rice, sprinkled with sesame seeds and a little extra soy sauce.
If you really want to impress your guests, this is the recipe for you. This beef tenderloin is lightly seasoned and then served up in a great mustard sauce that will make you look like a real chef.