If you’re anything like us, then you’re always on the lookout for new ways to spruce up weeknight dinners. Instead of getting into a rut, why not add a few enlightened recipes to your repertoire? And when the steak comes out to play, we know that it’s an evening to indulge. Unfortunately, we’re all so busy nowadays, you may not have the time to make it an all-day affair. That’s why we need some time-crunching recipes on hand. Why not scroll through our lovely compilation below to grab some inspiration? Here are 15 of our favorite 30-minute steak recipes to spoil the family with!
1. Garlic Butter Steak Bites
These garlic butter steaks can be whipped up in no time. Check out Jo Cooks for all the details. The wonder can be in the side dishes here. Mashed potatoes, salad, homemade rolls, the possibilities are endless with this entree foundation.
2. Hawaiian Steak Kebabs
Hawaiian steak kebobs will top off your summer night in style and in flavor. A side of rice or a spicy corn on the cob would be a great accompaniment. Visit Woman’s Day for all of the details.
3. Pepper Steak
Pepper steak is a classic, family dinner night recipe and you can make it without too much fuss or stress. Visit I’m Luving This Life to learn how. It goes well on a bed of mashed potatoes or rice (wild, white or brown!).
4. Salisbury Steak
I Wash You Dry will teach you how to whip up another classic, family night meal. Salisbury steak is a favorite among everyone – the adults and the kiddos – and it too goes well on a bed of mashed potatoes or rice. The mushrooms can be left out too for the pickier eaters.
5. Skillet Steak & Potatoes
We love meals that use just one skillet or one pan, don’t you? Especially when we’re in a rush! This recipe from It Is a Keeper will have you whipping up both your entree and your side at the same time. It’s filled with fresh flavors and just needs a green salad to finish off the meal for the fam.
6. Steak Fajitas
Steak doesn’t have to be served in a “meat and three” type of way. Instead, you can indulge in different ways. Instead of chicken fajitas, throw some steak into the mix. Use tortillas or make bowls. Check out the inspiration at Dinner, then Dessert.
7. Steak & Quinoa Burrito Bowl
The Girl on Bloor has a wonderful idea for lunch or dinner. And they’re easy to pre-make. These quinoa and steak bowls are delicious and can be personalized with your favorite toppings without too much trouble. A spicy ranch dressing could be a wonderful topper!
8. Balsamic Glazed Steak Tips & Mushrooms
The Kitchn will give you another easy (and quick) way to dress your steak …tips. Balsamic glazes work well on all meats and nearly all vegetable sides, and that includes our red meats! For an elevated flavor, grab this recipe for your stash.
9. Steak Tacos
These actually take just 10 minutes. Yes, you read that right. Whip up some steak tacos in the Instant Pot in just 10 minutes and then let the family build their own bites. Check it out at Stay Snatched.
10. Cubed Steak & Gravy
The Bearded Hiker went with an easy favorite as well. This cubed steak and gravy recipe is simple to make, even for our novice chefs, and it’s kid-friendly too. It’s also wonderful for packing as leftovers in everyone’s lunch bags.
11. Steak Carbonara
If you’re craving some pasta, visit our friends at Girl Gone Gourmet. You’ll learn how to make some steak carbonara at home. It’s a wonderful date night in meal idea. We recommend cheesecake for dessert.
12. Asian Steak Salad
For lighter fare and healthier options, why not make your steak an accompaniment to a colorful salad. This Asian-style recipe is packed with fresh ingredients and massive amount of flavor. Take a cue from the geniuses behind this bowl at Nom Nom Paleo.
13. Steak & Frites
Wry Toast went with steak and frites! It will be a hit at the table (we’re sure of it) and won’t cause any headaches. Have fun whipping up some homemade sauces for dipping!
14. Steak Diane
Simply Recipes will walk you through the process of how to make steak Diane right at home. This pan-fried beefsteak has some retro qualities (as it became the hit of the town throughout the 50’s) and will bring your fam a taste from the past. The sauce is delicious (filled with truffle, mushroom, and pan flavors)!
15. Steak Quesadillas
And finally, here’s another great lunch or dinner option and this time it’s coming from the wonderful Rachael Ray. Again, full of flavor and fresh ingredients, the fam can personalize their own bites with their favorite toppings – cheese, sour cream, salsa, even some peppers and onions.