Make Mom What She Really Wants This Mother’s Day — Steak!

Because red meat isn’t just a "dad food."

Photo by: Photograph by Mike Garten

Photograph by Mike Garten

Steak isn’t just for Father’s Day. In fact, beef can easily be transformed into a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner for mom to enjoy too. If you’re looking for an unexpected way to change up your usual weekend Mother’s Day spread, give one of these delicious steak recipes a try. We included suggestions for a variety of cuts of the red meat, including rib-eye, strip, sirloin, skirt steak and more. Just choose mom’s favorite and get cooking!

Strip Steak

Molly Yeh calls serving this recipe for Mother’s Day a "deliciously subtle way of smashing the patriarchy." Jokes aside, this robust salad truly makes a lovely addition to any late lunch or evening dinner menu. To put the salad together, Molly uses za’atar in two ways — first as the core ingredient for her homemade chimichurri topping, and then again to flavor the shallots and peas she tosses in with her arugula and baby spinach mixture. The end result is a tangy dish that’s sure to surprise and delight mom. Another perk: The chimichurri can be made and refrigerated up to three days in advance, so if you were looking to put together one of these larger-than-life edible arrangements for mom to enjoy at the end of your meal, you’ll have more than enough time to do just that!

Sirloin Steak



Food Network Kitchen’s Steak and Eggs, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

If your usual Mother’s Day routine includes putting together a big brunch spread for mom, this quick and easy Steak and Eggs recipe is a nice way to stick to that tradition. A one-pound sirloin steak is the star of the show here — you’ll begin by searing it in a skillet first, then you’ll finish it off in the oven. It’s the perfect savory counterpart to pair alongside sweeter-tasting brunch options, like this Dutch Baby or this Pancake Cake with Berries.

Skirt Steak



Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 15-Minute Stir-fried Steak Tacos Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 15-Minute Stir-fried Steak Tacos, as seen on Project:, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel:

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Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

We want you to spend as much time as possible with your mom this Mother’s Day. Putting together these Stir-Fried Steak Tacos will help you do just that, since you’ll only need to spend 15 minutes in the kitchen making them! The handheld bites are stuffed full of tender strips of skirt steak that you’ll rub with a fragrant mixture of chili powder, oregano and sugar. To give mom the ultimate "just for you" experience, set up a toppings bar with all her favorite taco fixings too.

Photo by: Photograph by Mike Garten

Photograph by Mike Garten

Steak always plays an important role in Katie Lee Biegel’s annual Mother’s Day plans — her husband, Ryan, has been making her one ever since she was pregnant with their daughter, Iris, back in 2020! This Grilled Teriyaki Steak recipe is one of the couple’s favorites. We have a sneaking suspicion it’s because of the knock-your-socks-off marinade covering the steak — it’s made from pureed plums, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, mustard and sriracha! If you are planning on firing up the grill in mom’s honor this holiday weekend, don’t forget to add this recipe to your lineup of grilled mains.

Rib-Eye Steak

Cooking a steak dinner from scratch doesn’t need to take you hours in order for it to impress your mom. Case in point: This 20-minute sheet pan version from Ree Drummond. Using the broiler will help your rib-eye steaks develop a stunning restaurant-quality crust on the outside, while keeping them adequately juicy on the inside. Ree serves hers with a spread of caramelized bell peppers and cherry tomatoes, but feel free to pair yours with whatever mom’s all-time favorite veggie or potato side dish might be!

Flank Steak

Photo by: Photograph by Mike Garten

Photograph by Mike Garten

If your mother, step-mother, sister, aunt, grandma or mother-in-law loves recipes that are loaded up with both sweet and savory elements, we suggest giving this "giddied-up" flank steak recipe from Aarti Sequeira a try. To give the steak multiple layers of flavor, Aarti covers it in a punchy marinade made from chili powder, ground coffee, brown sugar, garam masala and ground coriander. She also pairs the juicy meat with a sweet, almost jelly-like compote made from beautifully caramelized onions and minced dates.

"Fake" Steak

Okay, okay, so this might not be a "steak" technically, but this fake-out cake looks exactly like one, and that’s enough for us to include it on this list! If your mother is the ultimate red velvet stan, she’ll love this creative approach to the classic dessert. If she's more of an ice cream person, give these Ice Cream Steak Frites a try instead!

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