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Grilled Chuck Eye Steak Recipe

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Surprisingly, not enough people have discovered the deliciousness of a grilled chuck eye steak. We are about to change that! These steaks are just as tender, rich, and beefy as ribeye but without the hefty price tag. With beef prices rising, chuck steaks are a budget-friendly option worth trying.

Grilled Chuck Steaks on Cutting Board

What is a Chuck Eye Steak?

Chuck eye steaks are well-marbled beef steaks sourced from the shoulder region of the steer called the chuck roast. This roast is cut into 1″-2″ thick chuck steaks and sold individually. They are quite large, and two can feed 4-5 people. You can also purchase a dry-aged chuck eye steak if you’d like to explore a richer, beefy flavor.

Is Chuck Eye better than Rib-eye?

These versatile steaks are a great alternative to ribeye. They are just as tender and flavorful and can be cooked in a cast iron skillet, grill, or smoker. Chuck steaks are known as the “poor man’s ribeye steak.” Once you try it, you’ll know why.

chuck eye steak raw

Seasoning and Grilling Steaks:

All you’ll need is just a few ingredients to make the best steak. We use a simple salt and pepper rub; however, you can use a marinade or one of our steak rubs for a more flavor-packed experience. And don’t forget to add a light coating of olive oil to help lock the spices in place and keep those flavors intact. 

Grilled Chuck Eye Steak

Hot and fast is the best method for cooking chuck steaks. Plan accordingly based on the thickness of the meat and your desired doneness. We recommend serving them medium-rare, though it’s best to consult a steak temperature guide to find your true preference.

Note: Chuck eye steak is versatile and easy to cook in a cast-iron pan, a grill, or low and slow on a smoker. I recommend cooking these steaks over charcoal. However, your gas grill will work just fine in a pinch!

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • 2 chuck eye steaks about 1″ thick and 1 1/2 pounds total
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, medium ground
  • Onion powder (sub with garlic powder if preferred)
  • Optional herb (fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, oregano, etc.)
grilled meat

Grilling chuck eye steaks:

  • First, you’ll need two chuck eye steaks, about 1″ thick.
  • Coarse salt and medium ground fresh ground pepper. Once seasoned, let the meat stand at room temp for at least 20 minutes before grilling.
  • A charcoal or gas grill. Cook over high heat for 3-4 minutes per side. See the recipe for details.
  • A cast-iron pan is optional. Get the pan screaming hot, add 2 teaspoons oil or a pat of butter, then add your steaks. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, turn, and repeat the process until you’ve reached your desired doneness and a nice outer crust forms. Learn more about how to cook a steak in a cast-iron pan.
  • After cooking, remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for 5-7 minutes.
  • Make a quick and easy board dressing to toss your chopped chuck steak before serving. Trust me; it’s divine! Board dressings consist of oil, seasonings, herbs of choice, and a savory element like raw or roasted garlic.
  • Use compound butter instead of using a board dressing.
  • A good instant-read meat thermometer or temperature probe,
Grilled beef on cutting board

Serve these chuck steaks with one of our Grilled or Smoked Vegetable Sides, or slice and serve in tacos, salads, or lettuce wraps.

Grilled Chuck Eye Steak

Grilled Chuck Eye Steaks

These grilled chuck eye steaks are crazy delicious and a great substitute for ribeye. Grilled hot and fast, you’ll love these steaks!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American BBQ, American Food
Keyword: chuck eye steak, chuck eye steak recipe, chuck steak recipe, Grilled Chuck Eye Steak, grilled chuck steak
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 13kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chuck eye steaks about 1″ thick and 1 1/2 pounds total
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper medium ground
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat grill for high heat or 500 degrees F.
  • Combine salt, black pepper, and onion powder in a small bowl. Season both sides of steak with seasonings. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Place chuck steaks on the grill, cook for 1 1/2-2 minutes, rotate 45 degrees, and cook for another 1 1/2-2 minutes. Flip steaks and repeat the process. Move off to a cooler part of the grill, and finish cooking. I recommend medium-rare to medium for these steaks with an internal temperature of between 135-140 degrees F.
  • Once cooked through, remove steaks from the grill, and place them onto a clean cutting board. Rest for 5-7 minutes, slice, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4362mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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