If you’re not sure what you want to make for dinner tonight, check out this list of 13 juicy, succulent chuck steak recipes.
They’re high in protein, insanely good, and budget-friendly.
Chuck steak is a flavorful and affordable way to enjoy steak if you’re on a budget, and there are various ways to cook it aside from the standard chuck roast.
You can grill it, slice it up, and use it in steak tacos, or you could cover it in a delicious honey glaze for a sweet and savory dinner that no one’s likely to forget.
However you cook it, the trick is to get it as tender as possible, as chuck steak tends to be a little on the tough side.
Luckily, I have you covered with some great options for tender, tasty chuck steak recipes.
1. Lemon Garlic Chuck Steak
These strips of steak have an earthy, tangy taste that combines garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Every bite is a true taste explosion.
The extra liquid from the lemon also helps ensure the steak is juicy and succulent.
The trick to this steak is not to overcook it. Go for a medium to medium-well, and it’ll nearly melt in your mouth.
If you like a lot of flavor, add the optional dash of paprika. It’s a quick and simple way to add a little extra something everyone will love.
2. Smothered Chuck Steak
If you prefer a more well-done steak, try this smothered chuck steak recipe instead.
You’ll cook it slowly, letting it simmer for a couple of hours in its own juices with some chopped celery, onions, and beef bouillon.
Once it’s done, you can simply pull it apart with a fork or your hands. There’s no need for a knife.
Plus, the gravy is rich and flavorful and tastes fantastic on both your meat and any sides.
3. Easy Chuck Roast in Foil
Here’s another excellent option for fork-tender chuck, but this time, you’ll make it in the oven.
All you’ll need is the chuck roast, some olive oil, aluminum foil, and a packet of Lipton onion soup mix.
Oil and season the meat, wrap it in aluminum foil, and stick it in the oven.
In about 3 and a half to 4 hours, you’ll have a roast so tender and delicious that you won’t even want to share.
(And hey, I’m not going to make you!)
4. Chuck Eye Steaks With Herb Butter
The author of this recipe claimed that it would make your chuck steak taste like sirloin.
I was understandably skeptical. After trying it, though, I have to say that she delivered on her promise.
It all comes down to the butter and seasonings.
They’ll give this cut of steak an out-of-this-world flavor that combines parsley, cilantro, chives, Fresno chili, and more.
It’s herby, buttery, and so delicious that you’ll be tempted to lick your plate when you’re done.
5. Grilled Chuck Steak With Compound Butter
Of course, if you’re anything like me, you probably think simple garlic can top all of those other herbs combined.
Honestly, though, between this steak and the last one, it’s hard to choose a favorite, and that takes into account how much I adore garlic.
I think it’s because this one, too, relies heavily on the seasoned butter to give the chuck its yummy flavor.
Besides the garlic, you’ll also add thyme and rosemary to the butter.
It’s every bit as juicy, fragrant, and flavorful as the chuck eye steaks with herb butter above. Try them both and see which one you like best.
6. Creole Chuck Steak Etouffee
With onions, sausage, celery, carrots, red wine, plenty of herbs, and more, this Creole chuck dish isn’t bad either.
It’s chunky, somewhat spicy, and unbelievably filling.
It’s one of those main courses that’s so hearty, you won’t even need to worry about adding sides or bread. It’s enough to fill you up all on its own.
Of course, it also tastes pretty great alongside some garlic mashed potatoes, so you might want to make them, anyway.
7. Deviled Swiss Chuck Steak
If you’re looking for something to help transport you back into your childhood, this hearty meat and carrots meal will do the trick.
The chuck roast is well-seasoned and juicy; the veggies are tender and tasty; the gravy is rich and peppery.
If you were lucky enough to enjoy Sunday dinners at grandma’s house, this meal might even make you a little nostalgic.
Plus, there’s Worcestershire sauce and stewed tomatoes, and those always pair well together.
8. Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Pulling together a delicious dinner is always a worthy accomplishment.
But pulling together a complete, all-in-one meal with pot roast, carrots, potatoes, and more in 15 minutes is even better!
The meal actually takes about 8 hours to cook, but the hands-on part takes no longer than 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for an easy, filling meal, this one is fantastic.
9. Honey-Glazed Chuck Steak With Pancetta and Asparagus
The mushrooms, asparagus, and pancetta make incredible additions to this yummy chuck steak, but the real star of the show is the honey glaze.
You’ll make it with honey, red wine, red peppercorn, garlic, and tomato sauce. It gives the steak a sweet and tangy flavor that’s similar to barbecue sauce but better.
Garnish the whole dish with some spring onions and call it a day.
10. Smoked Chuck Roast
If you think pulled pork is delicious, wait until you try this supremely tender pulled chuck roast.
You’ll need to give it at least 9 hours to cook, but it’s easy and well worth the lengthy wait time.
Plus, you’ll only need four ingredients – chuck steak, onions, beef stock, and seasoning – to make it.
It has a wonderfully smoky flavor and will practically melt in your mouth.
11. Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Tender, buttery, and packed with garlicky goodness: What more could you ask for from your steak bites?
You might not make these with ribeye, but they’re just as scrumptious.
They’re herby and easy to make in your Instant Pot.
Just be sure you don’t overcook them, otherwise, they get a bit jerky-like and lose a lot of moisture and flavor.
And if you’re like me and enjoy the way good food smells as much as how it tastes, you’ll love this one because it’ll fill your kitchen with all kinds of wonderful scents.
12. Sous Vide Chuck Eye Steak Diane
If you’ve never mixed cognac, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to make a bold, tangy sauce, you’re in for a treat.
That’s what you’ll use for this steak dish, and it’s heavenly.
The mushrooms, shallots, thyme, and fresh chives add a warm earthiness, and the beef chuck brings the robust beef flavor.
The heavy cream makes the sauce thick and creamy, and together, the entire dish is one you won’t be able to stop eating.
I would recommend cooking this one just a bit longer than recommended, though.
You’ll want to keep it somewhat rare, but it’s chewy and stringy if you don’t cook it enough.
Finding the perfect balance is a challenge, but you’ll be glad that you did.
13. Quick and Easy Steak Tacos
These steak tacos are the stuff. They have everything you love about tacos – the onions, peppers, scallions, cilantro, and your other favorite toppings – plus yummy steak.
If you’re looking for something with a little heat, lots of chunky, filling ingredients, and an absolute explosion of taste, you can’t beat these easy steak tacos.
The “quick” part of the name is a bit misleading, as the steak needs at least 6 hours or more to sit in the marinade, but the actual cook and assemble time for them is super swift.
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