30 steak recipes to switch up your grilling routine

Put the steak sauce bottle down! These steak recipes are so good there's no way you'll need it.

Stick your fork and knife into a butter-basted rib eye, a coffee-rubbed strip steak or a grilled balsamic and garlic flank steak. If you're still stuck on the sauce, these recipes have that too—from roasted tomato chimichurri to blue cheese butter to fruit-based salsa. 

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Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks by Food & Wine

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Flat Iron Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter by Food & Wine

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Fruit-and-Green-Tomato Salsa by Food & Wine

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Steak Fajita Salad with Tortilla Croutons by SELF

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Minute Steak Sandwich with Fried Onions and Sweet Mustard by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Strip Steak Frites with Béarnaise Butter by Food & Wine

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Chili-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos by Food & Wine

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Hanger Steak with Warm Bulgar Salad by Food & Wine

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Skirt Steak with Roasted Tomato Chimichurri and Potatoes by Food & Wine

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Grilled Sirloin Steak with Cilantro-Sesame Marinade by Curtis Stone

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Balsamic and Rosemary-Marinated Florentine Steak by Food & Wine

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Steak and Soba Stir-Fry by bon appetit

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Minute Steak Stacks with Herbed Anchovy Butter by Food & Wine

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Grilled Balsamic-and-Garlic Flank Steak by Food & Wine

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Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches by Food & Wine

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Coffee-Rubbed Strip Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce by Food & Wine

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Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes by Food & Wine

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Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce by Curtis Stone

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Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Summer Vegetables by Food & Wine

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Grilled Strip Steaks with Onion Wedges by Food & Wine

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Grilled Steak Tacos with Avocado Salsa by Food & Wine

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Hanger Steak with Herb-Nut Salsa by Food & Wine

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Chipotle-Marinated Flatiron Steak with Avocado-Corn Relish by Food & Wine

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Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks by Food & Wine

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Skirt Steak with Paprika Butter by Food & Wine

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Steak with Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce by Campbell's Kitchen

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Cola-Marinated Flank Steak with Frito Chilaquiles by Food & Wine

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Warm Flank Steak Salad with Mint and Cilantro by Food & Wine

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Steak with Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce by SELF

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The key to cooking the perfect steak is to, of course, first pick the right cut of meat. In a grocery store, you'll generally find three main labels: select, choice and prime. The "select" label shows that this meat is currently on sale or being advertised and is just above what the USDA deems OK to eat. "Choice" meat is generally sold by the pound and is of better quality, and "prime" is the ultimate prize. 

For a simple recipe, a better grade of meat will make all the difference. But if you're throwing your steak on a sandwich, mixing it in a salad or dousing it in sauce, a lower grade should work just fine.

No matter which steak you choose, keep in mind that it should have a bright color and appear moist, but not wet. It should also be kept cold and feel firm to the touch.

Once you've chosen your perfect steak, it's time to get cooking! You can check out our favorite steak recipes in the slideshow above and get ready to never use store-bought sauce again.

More of a chicken person? See our favorite chicken recipes below:

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Grilled Chicken with Asian Marinated Tomatoes by Food & Wine

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Curried Maple-Mustard Chicken Breasts by Food & Wine

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Honey Balsamic Mustard Glazed Chicken by Chef Billy Parisi

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Buffalo Chicken Parm Poppers by Oh, Bite It | Amy Erickson

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Chicken by Oh, Bite It | Amy Erickson

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Spicy Barbecued Chicken with Miso Corn by Food & Wine

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Healthier Slow Cooker Crack Chicken by Slimming Eats

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Honey-Ginger Chicken with Lime by Food & Wine

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Roast Chicken Panzanella by Food & Wine

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Crisp Chicken Thighs with Peas and Carrots by Food & Wine

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Easy Chicken Fajitas With Thai Mango Slaw And Coconut Rice by Half Baked Harvest | Tieghan Gerard

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Whole Roast Chicken With 40 Brussels Sprouts by Food & Wine

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole by Campbell's Kitchen    

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Sesame-Ginger Chicken Meatballs by Food & Wine

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Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Tarragon Creamed Corn by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Chicken, Fennel and Artichoke Fricassee by Martha Stewart

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Mini Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas by Campbell's Kitchen

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Five-Spice Chicken Banh Mi Sandwiches by Food & Wine

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup by Melanie Makes | Melanie Bauer

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Sticky Sweet Chili Chicken Wings by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Fresh Harissa & Yogurt Spiced Chicken Sandwiches by JJ Begonia | Carlynn Woolsey

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Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup by Love and Olive Oil | Lindsay Landis

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Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza by Savory Nothings | Nora Rusev

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Chicken Tikka Masala by Food & Wine

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Butter-Roasted Chicken with Soy-Garlic Glaze by Food & Wine

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Wintertime "Barbecue" Chicken by SELF

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Strawberry Basil Chicken by The Kitchen Prep | Dianna Muscari

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Butcher Shop Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Chile Verde by Food & Wine

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Cambodian Red Curry Chicken Wings by Food & Wine

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Braised Chicken and Noodles in a Creamy Garlic Sauce by In Sock Monkey Slippers | Meredith Steele

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Turmeric Chicken & Rice by Food & Wine

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Slow Cooker Healthy Creamy Chicken Casserole by The Magical Slow Cooker | Sarah Olson

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White Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Pomegranate by Cooking and Beer | Justine Sulia

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Chicken Caesar Skewers by Food & Wine

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40 Glove Garlic Chicken by Today's Nest | Sam Henderson

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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup by Food & Wine

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Crock Pot Chicken and Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes by Chef Billy Parisi

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Tea-Brined and Double-Fried Hot Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Paprikash Over Dumplings by Carrie's Experimental Kitchen | Carrie Farias

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Creamy Rice, Chicken And Spinach Dinner by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Food & Wine

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Chicken Thigh Kebabs with Chile-Yogurt Sauce by Food & Wine

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Thai Chicken Pizza by Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} | Shelley Liu

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BBQ Pulled Chicken with Balsamic Onions and Slaw by Chef Billy Parisi

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Yuzu Kosho-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks by Perry's Plate | Natalie Perry

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Korean Fried Chicken by Simply Delicious | Alida Ryder

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Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas by Curtis Stone

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Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta With Chicken by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Chicken & Quinoa Salad with BBQ-Spiced Vinaigrette by JJ Begonia | Carlynn Woolsey

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Healthified Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings by The Skinny Fork | Amanda Plott

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Braised Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses by Own Your Kitchen | Anne Burrell

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Kingside Roast Chicken by Marc Murphy 

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Easy Skillet Chicken Parm by Prego

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Open-Face Buffalo Chicken Subs with Ranch Slaw by Domesticate ME! | Serena Wolf

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies by Campbell's Kitchen

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Lemony Chicken Stir-Fry by Food & Wine

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Easiest Chicken Tacos by Food & Wine

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Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs by Food & Wine

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Chicken Nuggets by Deceptively Delicious | Jessica Seinfeld

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Chicken Quinoa Meatballs by Chez Us | Denise Woodward and Lenny Ferreira

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Coffee-Spice Chicken and Fruit-Basil Salsa by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Spicy Asian-Chicken-Salad Lettuce Cups by Food & Wine

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Chicken Cordon Bleu by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Chicken and Cheese Poppers by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Caprese by Well Plated by Erin | Erin Clarke

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Easy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Oven Fried Chicken Breasts by Food & Wine

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