Beef Stroganoff

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta. For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles… …this classic beef […]

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.

Easy Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles…

…this classic beef stroganoff recipe is here for you, friends. ♡

It’s made with a quick sauté of tender steak (or you can opt for ground beef) and a perfectly-browned mushrooms, and tossed with the richest, savory, garlicky cream sauce (that I’ve lightened up a bit and made without heavy cream).  And when served warm over a big bowl of noodles, rice or polenta, get ready for a delicious burst of nostalgia.  Because this retro recipe is total comfort food and always so satisfying and delicious.

The other bonus with this particular beef stroganoff recipe is that it’s actually incredibly quick and easy to make in just about 30 minutes.  So the next time you need a quick weeknight meal that’s sure to please a crowd, bring out the beef and mushrooms and let’s sauté up some stroganoff together!

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A Perfectly Cooked Rib Eye Is the Cadillac of Steak Dinners

Table for One is a column by Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms.

For the solo home cook, few cuts of meat are as luxurious as a rib-eye steak. Read More >>

Table for One is a column by Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms.


For the solo home cook, few cuts of meat are as luxurious as a rib-eye steak.

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Steak Salad

Grilled Steak Salad with sweet corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and a creamy cilantro lime dressing. You will love this fresh and simple summer salad! We make and eat a lot of salads during the summertime and this Steak Salad is Josh’s all-tim…

Grilled Steak Salad with sweet corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and a creamy cilantro lime dressing. You will love this fresh and simple summer salad! We make and eat a lot of salads during the summertime and this Steak Salad is Josh’s all-time favorite! Adding a protein, like steak, is a great way to get…

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Steak Kabobs

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious steak marinade and stacked on a skewer with mushrooms, bell pepper, and red onion and grilled to perfection! Summertime means it’s kabob time and these grilled Steak Kabobs are perfection. The steak…

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious steak marinade and stacked on a skewer with mushrooms, bell pepper, and red onion and grilled to perfection! Summertime means it’s kabob time and these grilled Steak Kabobs are perfection. The steak gets a tender, delicious flavor from a simple steak marinade and it’s layered with the…

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Easy Steak Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Steak Salad makes a quick and easy midweek meal. Made with thin slices of pan-seared steak served over arugula and lettuce greens toss with a lemon vinaigrette. Round it out with goat cheese, scallions, avocado, and bell pepper. Continue re…

Steak Salad makes a quick and easy midweek meal. Made with thin slices of pan-seared steak served over arugula and lettuce greens toss with a lemon vinaigrette. Round it out with goat cheese, scallions, avocado, and bell pepper.

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Coffee Crusted Strip Steak with Herbed Corn Salsa.

(This coffee crusted steak post is sponsored by ALDI!) Who else is craving summer?! It’s time to bust out the grill to make this coffee crusted steak! This is rich, flavorful, smothered in an herby corn salsa that’s super refreshing and the entire thing tastes like summer on a plate. It’s fantastic! I’m partnering with […]

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(This coffee crusted steak post is sponsored by ALDI!)

Who else is craving summer?! It’s time to bust out the grill to make this coffee crusted steak!

This coffee crusted steak is incredibly flavorful! Topped with a fresh and bright herbed corn salsa, it's the perfect meal to kick off summer.

This is rich, flavorful, smothered in an herby corn salsa that’s super refreshing and the entire thing tastes like summer on a plate. It’s fantastic!

I’m partnering with ALDI again today to bring you this delish recipe just in time for Memorial Day! While we broke out the grill a few weeks ago, I am in MAJOR grill mode now after spending the last few months inside. I’m craving warm days and grilled plates! Just the smell of the grill alone sends me into a nostalgic spiral, and I’m so glad that grilling at home is something we can actually do these days. 

ground coffee, brown sugar, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic, mustard powder

Also! I’m here to tell you that ALDI has an incredible selection of ingredients for all of your grilling needs. Seriously, my mind is blown. For today’s recipe, I grabbed a strip steak and a ribeye, but you can substitute with whatever you have in your fridge or freezer.

The quality is top notch. 

coffee crusted steaks

The coffee crust spice mix is absolutely incredible. It smells wonderful, and I was honestly tempted to taste it with a spoon! You can grind whole beans or use ground coffee – whatever you have on hand. I used the Simply Nature Whole Bean Coffee from ALDI – it’s so fragrant and rich. 

corn on the cob on the grill

Along with the ground coffee, we’re using brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, salt and pepper. SO many of my favorite things in one! Stir it all together and it looks like 90s sand art which is basically my favorite part. Of course.  

coffee crusted steak on the grill

Once the coffee rub is ready go, coat the steaks! They grill in just a few minutes and the crust is outstanding. It’s crisp and tastes like heaven. And no, it doesn’t have an over-the-top coffee flavor! Eddie can’t stand the taste of coffee so I would never do that to him. Well, maybe I would, and wouldn’t tell him until later. But I’m here to report that he loved these, even with the coffee crust.  

P.S. I love to use coffee in the crust because it enhances the flavor of the steak (sort of like it does with chocolate, you know?!) and it also acts as a bit of tenderizer. It’s really quite versatile.

sliced coffee crusted steak

Now let’s talk salsa. Herbed corn salsa is super delicious and flavorful too, but in a different way than the coffee crusted steak. It adds a freshness and also a little hint of sweet, crunchy flavor.

I absolutely love that ALDI has corn on the cob in their produce section. I always find it to be ready to eat and super sweet. 

corn, jalapeno, onion, cilantro and basil in a bowl

We’re going to toss the corn on the grill too and then mix it with some fresh herbs, lime, onion and jalapeño. This is pure heaven.

I could eat it with a spoon! Love it so much.

This coffee crusted steak is incredibly flavorful! Topped with a fresh and bright herbed corn salsa, it's the perfect meal to kick off summer.

When you serve the sliced steak with the salsa on top, it’s like a major flavor explosion. So, so good and perfect for the season.

It’s definitely something that will be on repeat for us all summer long! 

This coffee crusted steak is incredibly flavorful! Topped with a fresh and bright herbed corn salsa, it's the perfect meal to kick off summer.

Coffee Crusted Steak

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Coffee Crusted Strip Steak with Herbed Corn Salsa

This coffee crusted steak is incredibly flavorful! Topped with a fresh and bright herbed corn salsa, it's the perfect meal to kick off summer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

coffee crusted steak

  • ¼ cup Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 Black Angus Choice Strip Steaks

herbed corn salsa

  • 4 ears corn
  • 1/3 cup chopped herbs, such as cilantro and basil
  • 3 tablespoons diced sweet onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 limes, freshly juiced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to the highest setting. Take the steak out of the fridge for at least 30 minutes to take the chill off.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, ground coffee, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Rub it all over both sides of the steak.
  • Place the steak on the grill grates and cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 3 to 5 minutes more. I like to cook mine until they reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F. Remove the steaks and let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Place the corn directly on grill grates. You can do this while the steak is cooking too! Grill for 10 minutes, rotating the corn every other minute. Remove it from the grill and let it cool slightly. Once cool, slice the kernels off the cob.
  • In a bowl, stir together the corn, herbs, onion, peppers, lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss a few times to combine it well.
  • Slice the steak against the grain. Top it with the corn salsa and serve!

This coffee crusted steak is incredibly flavorful! Topped with a fresh and bright herbed corn salsa, it's the perfect meal to kick off summer.

These flavors are everything.

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Our Favorite Skillet Seared Steak with Fries and Honey Dijon Aioli!

Steak frites! Steak frites! I hope you don’t have plans set in stone tonight because this should definitely be your Valentine’s Day meal! Perfectly seared steak… crispy, crunchy air fryer fries. HELLO. It’s a dream! The steak – it is so good.  If I’m making actual steaks, I almost always do filets because I’m weird […]

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Steak frites! Steak frites!

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

I hope you don’t have plans set in stone tonight because this should definitely be your Valentine’s Day meal!

Perfectly seared steak… crispy, crunchy air fryer fries. HELLO. It’s a dream!

strip steaks

The steak – it is so good.  If I’m making actual steaks, I almost always do filets because I’m weird about texture, and love the tenderness of them. I don’t like getting any bites of fat or gristle. 

But I also make flank steak often, if we’re doing something like tacos or serving it as fajitas or just with chimichurri

Here, we’re doing strip steaks! My favorite way to prepare these is to sear them in a cast iron skillet in butter. I know that everyone talks about sous vide and reverse searing, but I just always find myself going back to this method. For me, it’s foolproof and easy and just works. It’s also fast. 

It results in super flavorful steak and it’s pretty easy to achieve the doneness level that you’re looking for. Especially after you get used to doing it!

searing steaks

This is how dark my kitchen is. So dark! It’s even the middle of the day in this photo. Whomp whomp.

crispy air fryer fries

This meal. Oh it is SUCH a treat.

I don’t make it often but it’s just SO good when I do. And we all love it, even the kids.

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

Okay, the fries!

We are doing air fryer fries today. I love them in the air fryer and a bunch if you have asked for the recipe, so here’s what I do. I’ve been making air fryer fries for years now, ever since I did a recipe for crate and barrel when air fryers first came out. Unlike my dislike for the instant pot, I actually do like the air fryer and think it has a time and a place! 

Fries being one of the places. All of the time. 

crispy air fryer fries with parmesan herb truffle salt

So! 

I do still soak my fries – anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. I make sure they are totally dry, then I do give them a spritz of olive oil. Place them in a single layer in the air fryer and let those babies air fry!

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

Once they come out, sprinkle with salt and they will be SO GOOD. So crispy and crunchy and like actual fries. The key for me is to cut the potatoes as small/thinly as I can, because this way they get extra crisp.

And do not fear! If you don’t have an air fryer or you just don’t feel like dragging it out, I have other fry options here on the blog. Right here you can find my perfect oven fries and right here you can find some legit fried fries

We really enjoy all of these options, it just depends on the mood I’m in, how messy my kitchen is, what else I’m cooking and how much work I feel like doing. You know?!

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

Now doesn’t this just look like something we all deserve today? YES.

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

Steak Frites

Seared Steak with Truffle Herb Fries

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

seared steak

  • 2 strip steaks
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

truffle herb fries in the air fryer

  • 2 to 3 russet potatoes, (thinly sliced)
  • olive oil for spritzing/brushing
  • 1 teaspoon truffle salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

honey dijon aioli

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey

seared steak

  1. Make sure your steaks sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat – you want it hot! Season the steaks on both sides with the salt and pepper.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the hot skillet. It will sizzle and smoke and once it’s all melted, add in the steaks. Cook for 3 minute, until deeply golden, then flip and cook for 3 minutes more. Add in the remaining butter. Once it melts, spoon it over top of the steaks for another 1 to 2 minutes. I like to cook the steaks to about 140-145 degrees (almost medium doneness or medium well). Remove the steaks and let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

truffle herb fries in the air fryer

  1. Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let the potatoes sit in the water for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove the potatoes and place them on kitchen towels – you want them completely dry! Pat them as dry as you can!
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and spray or brush with olive oil. Place the fries in a single layer in your air fryer (you might have to do 2 batches!). Cook for 12 minutes, then gently flip the fries and cook for 5 to 6 minutes more.
  3. Stir together the parsley and parmesan cheese. When the fries are done, place them on a plate or a sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle all over with the truffle salt immediately. Sprinkle with the herbs and parmesan mixture. Serve with the aioli.

    If you do 2 batches, or if the fries are done before the steak, you can stick these in a 200 degree F oven until ready to eat!

honey dijon aioli

  1. Whisk ingredients together until combined.

This is our favorite steak frites! Seared skillet steak and crispy fries made in the air fryer, topped with truffle salt, parmesan and herbs!

The happiest.

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Hanger Steak with Shallots

Tender juicy hanger steak! Quickly sear this steak in a hot pan and then serve with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction. This makes an easy, yet impressive, home cooked meal. Continue reading “Hanger Steak with Shallots” »

Tender juicy hanger steak! Quickly sear this steak in a hot pan and then serve with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction. This makes an easy, yet impressive, home cooked meal.

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21 Steak Dinner Ideas for Date Night & Beyond

Cooking steak is easily one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table—15 minutes tops, in many cases. Whether you’re a fan of skirt steaks, filet mignon, or chicken-fried steak, and serving with balsamic vinegar, greens beans, blue cheese, o…

Cooking steak is easily one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table—15 minutes tops, in many cases. Whether you're a fan of skirt steaks, filet mignon, or chicken-fried steak, and serving with balsamic vinegar, greens beans, blue cheese, or in a steak sandwich, a perfectly cooked steak can be a thing of wonder. But there's no need to reserve it for special occasions. Pull out these perfect steak dinner ideas for date nights, weeknights, and more.

Before there were scented foams, supplementary truffle fees, and marathon tasting menus, there was the steakhouse. There were dark upholstered leather booths and waiters in tuxes, tiny lamps perched atop white linen tablecloths and old-school crème brûlée for dessert. There was Don Draper.

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For the Creamiest Pasta, Our Test Kitchen Director Swears By *This* Pan

Our Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen knows his way around cookware.

Cohen, who’s been cooking professionally for a decade, estimates that he’s flipped pancakes, seared steaks, made stock, and more with “about 400” pots and pans. Read More >>

Our Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen knows his way around cookware.

Cohen, who's been cooking professionally for a decade, estimates that he's flipped pancakes, seared steaks, made stock, and more with "about 400" pots and pans.

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