Chuck steak is a budget-friendly way to enjoy all of the flavor and deliciousness that steak has to offer, and you can cook it in a number of amazing ways.
Grill it, slice it, use it for tacos – the possibilities are endless!
No matter how you decide to cook your chuck steak, you’re going to want an amazing recipe to use it with.
Today we have found 10 of these from you to try, ensuring that you never have to miss out on a steak dinner again.
Our first recipe calls for a technique known as the reverse sear, which will leave the chuck steak tender and cooked to perfection.
The reverse sear gives you a salt-crusted medium to rare steak, without the chef having much experience with beef.
The reverse sear uses the oven to cook the meat to your desired temperature, then uses a smoking hot skillet to finish the exterior off.
Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce that goes perfectly with grilled meat. It’s made of parsley, minced garlic, oregano, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.
This recipe also calls for a chipotle chili to give the meal an extra kick.
This is a really delicious way to get into the world of chuck steaks!
Everything just sounds more delicious when the word ‘smothered’ is used, doesn’t it? This recipe calls for your chuck steak to be smothered in homemade brown gravy.
The gravy is actually made from the leftovers of the steak, so nothing goes to waste.
This recipe only uses seven ingredients, keeping it in line with the budget-friendliness of chuck steak.
There is no use having a recipe for chuck steak that requires hundreds of ingredients that are expensive when you’re trying to enjoy a budget-friendly steak, is there?
That’s why this recipe is so great – simple ingredients, limited number of steps, and a delicious end result.
Another budget-friendly recipe, this one calls for you to make your own garlic butter to pair with it.
Chuck steaks are ideal cuts of beef for their marbling fat, so this creaminess is going to work really well with the garlic butter – trust us!
You’ll start off by marinating the steak in garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, seasoning, brown sugar, and pepper flakes, and any other seasonings that you’d like.
The marinade should be left for 24 hours so that you can really enjoy the flavor.
There’s just something about homemade garlic butter that makes it taste better than store bought.
Don’t be stingy with how much you serve, either – you can never have too much garlic butter!
Again, chuck steak dinners are all about simplicity and budget-friendliness. A thick chunk steak can feed an entire family of four if you put your mind to it, and that is precisely what this recipe aims to do.
All you’ll need is an oven, some foil, and a few ingredients that you can cook altogether in this super easy meal. Not only does this dinner taste delicious and require minimal effort on your part, it also leaves you with almost no cleanup!
What you’ll need for this recipe is a chuck steak (Check out some Delicious Thin Steak Recipes as well), onion soup mix, potatoes, carrots, celery, butter, and seasoning. That’s it! Most of these things you can already find in your pantry!
Envelope it all in one piece of foil and cook in the oven for 1 to 1.5 hours – that’s all.
Moving onto a more sophisticated dish now, this étouffée recipe boasts slowly cooked meat with lots of flavorful vegetables in an aromatic broth and spicy sausage (If you’re interested in checking out some hotdog recipes Click Here).
This recipe requires a 2 ½ pound chuck meat, but you can also use eight smaller chuck steaks at 4 ounces.
You should serve this dish with polenta or rice, and don’t skimp on the hot sauce! This flavorful recipe is going to be your new favorite dish, so get ready for your tastebuds to explode.
This recipe calls for a few more ingredients than you might be expecting, but it is worth it when you’re making such a sophisticated dish from a chuck steak – something that is not often considered sophisticated in the world of food.
It is certainly worth it for a treat!
Steaks are expensive, which is why many people don’t splurge for them in the weekly shop. However, just because you’re trying to save money does not mean that you can never eat steak again!
Chuck steaks, when cooked just right, can be mistaken for ribeye steaks – just for a fraction of the price! This recipe also gives you a quick herb butter recipe that you can use to finish the steak off.
For a fun experiment, make these steaks and tell everyone that it’s ribeye on the menu tonight.
After everyone’s finished eating (and complimented you on how delicious the meal was) let them know that it was actually chuck steaks and see their reactions – we bet they won’t believe it.
Lemon and garlic were made to be used on steak – we don’t make the rules. Have you ever had a lemon garlic steak? If not, stop what you’re doing right now and use this recipe to make tonight’s dinner.
The lemon offers a deliciously fresh zest to the meat, and the garlic is just perfect for the cut.
We’ve talked plenty about the garlic butter and how this can be used in many different chuck steak recipes (Check out some Cube Steak Recipes as well), but most of them leave out the lemon.
This is the ideal dinner for summer nights when you want something lighter and more refreshing.
The lemon and garlic butter are both added to the meat before it is cooked, ensuring that the flavors are infused into the meat thanks to the heat. What’s not to love?
Swiss steak is where you pound the meat to make it more tender.
This is a great process to use with chuck steak as it tends to be slightly tougher than other cuts of beef. Pounding it can give it a more similar texture to other cuts that are better sought after.
This recipe then uses dried mustard, which is a common ingredient for when people make devilled eggs. Don’t worry though, your steak won’t taste of mustard.
Instead you’ll get a nice spiciness to enhance the flavor of the steak.
Along with the chuck steak and the dry mustard, you will also need onions, carrots, and tomatoes. You can throw anything else that you fancy in, but you won’t need much to make this dish.
The recipe also walks you through how to make a gravy that pairs perfectly with the steak.
Okay, so beef stew might not be the most exciting dish on our list, but who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of beef stew on a cold winter’s night?
Or even when you’re feeling under the weather! Not only that, but beef stew will last for days, so you can make it last for every little money.
If you’re looking to save money with chuck steaks, why not go one step further and cook it in a stew? Serve it with some thickly sliced bread to enjoy the last scraps of gravy with.
Chuck beef is not only cheap, but it is also well marbled with flat which can keep it tender during the long cooking process. This makes it the best cut of beef to make this stew with.
You can use any kind of beef with this recipe, but we definitely recommend chuck steaks!
If you don’t want to spend too much time cooking over a hot stove, this is the ideal recipe for you.
All you need to do is use a quick marinade, use it on your steaks, and pair with some of your favorite steamed vegetables.
Again, this recipe only uses nine ingredients and two steps to the recipe – how much easier could they make it? Simply make your marinade, place the beef in it and refrigerate for 30 minutes, and cook.
Using a skillet will allow you to cook the steaks in just 10 minutes for a medium rare steak!
Chuck steaks are not the most commonly heard of cuts of beef – you probably won’t find them in many sophisticated restaurants!
However, this underappreciated steak can be cooked in a number of different ways to save you money and leave you with a delicious meal.
If you’ve found a few recipes that you can’t wait to try, make sure that you bookmark this page so that you can keep coming back! With ten mouthwatering recipes to choose from, which will you try first?