14 Chuck Steak Recipes

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This collection of chuck steak recipes is full of ideas on how to prepare a delicious tasting meal without braking the bank. Everything from tacos to stew, you are sure to find a recipe for an amazing, economical steak dinner.

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Chuck steak is a tough, cheap piece of meat that can be transformed into a tender and flavorful meal with the help of a good recipe. This list of recipes is here to assist you in deciding what to make for dinner using chuck steak or roast.

What is chuck steak good for?

Even though beef chuck steak might be referred to as the “poor man’s ribeye”, this piece of meat can be used for some amazing meals. Some great ways to prepare this cut to achieve tender, flavorful meat are:

  • Grilling
  • Pan Searing
  • Braising
  • Broiling

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Chuck steak vs chuck roast

The chuck portion of the cow refers to the cow’s shoulder area. There is not much marbling of fat because this section is made up of muscle.

The chuck roast is a bigger cut of the chuck meat. It’s usually oblong in shape. You would typically use this cut for beef stews, pot roasts, and in slow cookers. The chuck steak is a smaller cut of the chuck. It’s typically used for individual steaks that you can marinate, grill, and pan sear.

1. Grilled Chuck Steak

Have a crowd coming over? This grilled steak recipe is a great way to make this cut of meat and it’s very budget friendly.

2. Sous Vide Grill-Seared Chuck Steak

Sous Vide is a wonderful way to take a tough piece of meat and make it very tender and perfectly cooked. Have you tried the Sous Vide method of cooking? It’s an easy way to get moist and tender meat. This recipes uses a chuck steak marinade to impart lots of flavor to the steak. The meat is then seared to perfection and served with a red wine sauce.

3. Braised Chuck Steak

Braising chuck steak is a wonderful way to get a tender, tasty meal. This recipe cooks the meat in a pan with a super flavorful gravy, potatoes and carrots.

4. Lemon Garlic Steak

Lemon and garlic join together for this pan seared chuck steak. This is a fast meal with just a few ingredients.

5. Slow Cooker Mushroom Chuck Steaks

The slow cooker can come in handy when you want that all day cooked flavor but don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking. This chuck steak is smothered in a mushroom gravy and cooked until tender in the slow cooker. Serve with some pasta or mashed potatoes for a hearty meal.

6. Chuck Eye Steak With Chili Herb Butter

Want this cheaper cut of meat to taste like a more expensive ribeye? Give this recipe a try. This steak dinner will have everyone wanting the recipe. Surprisingly easy to make for a simple meal.

7. Grilled Chuck Steak With Garlic Butter

Budget friendly chuck steak is tenderized with an easy marinade. It’s then grilled and topped with a garlic compound butter for an extra kick flavor.

8. Easy Steak Tacos

Tacos is one of our favorite ways to prepare this cut of meat. This recipe uses a chuck steak marinade to add flavor to the meat. The beef is grilled and served in a taco shell with all your favorite toppings.


9. Beef Stew

There is something so comforting about a big bowl of beef stew. You can use chuck steak or roast for this stew recipe.

10. Mississippi Pot Roast

This slow cooker recipe is bursting with flavor and is always a huge hit. Just a few simple ingredients are needed to make this Mississippi pot roast that the whole family will love. The beef also makes great leftovers that you can use in different recipes.

11. Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Chipotle beef barbacoa is a must try recipe. Great if you have a large crowd or want to have leftovers for the week. Beef chuck roast is cooked with a variety of spices, chipotles in adobo sauce, chilis and more for one treat for your tastebuds.

12. Slow Cooker Beef And Potatoes

A classic meat and potatoes meal that works well for a busy weeknight. Place your ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a wonderful, hearty meal.

13. Shredded Beef BBQ

Chuck roast is slow cooked for about 8 hours in beef broth and liquid smoke. It’s then shredded and combined with a tasty homemade BBQ sauce to make the most amazing sandwiches. This meat is also great on nachos, tacos and more.

14. Poor Man’s Burnt Ends

These burnt ends are perfect to make when you don’t feel like smoking a whole brisket. Chuck roast pieces are smoked with BBQ sauce for about 5 hours to make the most delicious, fall-apart roast you’ve ever tasted.

How to tenderize chuck steak?

Tenderizing the meat helps to give you the most melt-in-your-mouth piece of beef. Try using a meat mallet to pound the steak and help break down the muscle fibers. Using a marinade or braise can also help achieve a more tender chuck steak.

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Did you make any of these recipes? Let me know in the comments or if there is a recipe you think should be added to the list.


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