A good steak dinner can be a game changer! Here are 7 fun, easy, and flavorful ways to add some variety to your favorite cut of beef.
I’m definitely a steak purist (no A-1 for this girl) and love a simple grilled or cast iron seared steak, seasoned with salt and a little pepper and maybe a pad of butter.
While there is nothing wrong with allowing the steak cut to shine, sometimes you may want to switch things up (or find a way to elevate a cheaper, leaner steaks flavor). Here are 6 of my favorite ways to liven up steak night with ease, all while making it still feel gourmet.
Grab the details for each recipe below, let’s dive in!
1. Red Wine Compound Butter
Butter is the perfect way to add fat and flavor to a lean cut of beef or a choice quality steak. This easy to make compound butter uses red wine, fresh herbs, and garlic to softened butter.
2. Low Carb Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Steak Sauce
The sweet mellow flavor of buttery caramelized onions paired with the rich aroma of blue cheese and reduced into a beautiful sauce to pair with your favorite steak or beef cut. This dish takes little prep work and is a great way to elevate any meal!
3. Easy Fire Roasted Red Chimichurri
Fire roasted red peppers elevate a classic herb based chimichurri sauce that pairs perfectly with and type of beef (and can go with pork, poultry and seafood as well).
4. Smoked Shrimp
Who doesn’t love a little surf with their turf? This simple shrimp dish is basted in butter, garlic, and spices for a little kick. Pour the whole butter and shrimp mixture right onto the top of any steak for the perfect pairing.
5. Sugar Free Spicy Pickled Radishes
The tangy, peppery taste of a pickled radish adds a nice crunch and a good bite to any cut of beef. This also makes for a great dressing or sauce if you love a steak cobb salad or buddha bowl style dinner.
6. Keto Friendly Steak Frites (Fries)
Indulge in this French classic inspired keto friendly steak and low carb French fry recipe! Don’t forget the delicious butter to top it all off for the perfect dinner recipe.
7. Smoked Rosemary Garlic Confit
Rich, fresh garlic, slowly cooked and roasted in olive oil on the grill and smoked to perfection is the perfect way to elevate side dishes, spreads for breads or charcuterie, and much more.