how to cook a beef chuck eye steak

Brush chuck eye steaks with a thin coating of oil. Season evenly with 1 heaping teaspoon seasoning per steak; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Grill or pan sear to desired doneness (suggested 125-130°F internal temperature for medium rare). Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes, tented with foil before serving.

Here’s a truth. I rarely buy expensive steak. Unless the grocery store runs one of their awesome 2 for $11 filet deals, I’m sticking with my beef chuck eye steak. At less than $5 per pound, you can’t beat them. Cooking or grilling chuck eye steaks at home means steak dinner on a budget! I’ll show you how to cook chuck eye steaks so they taste like rib eyes in this EASY beef chuck eye steak recipe.

Plus, beef chuck eye steak is usually smaller than ribeye, so one per person is the perfect size.

Now, with a little TLC these cheap cuts of steak are amazingly tasty. They are often toted as the “poor man’s rib eye. And that’s definitely a compliment to the beef chuck eye steak.

What Is Chuck Eye Steak?

Chuck eye steak is a smaller steak that is similar to ribeye, but much more affordable. Here’s the difference…

Is Beef Chuck Eye Steak The Same As Ribeye?

No, chuck eye steak and ribeye steak are not the same, but they are close. Rib eyes are from the 6th to the 12th rib of the cow and the chuck eye is from the 5th rib. Because they are located so close to each other, they do have some of the same flavor and tenderness as the ribeye.

Chuck eye steak is also not the same as chuck steak (again, different parts of the cow), but they are right next to each other. Once you try this beef chuck eye steak recipe, you’ll see that it’s way more tender than a regular chuck steak!

I practically jump for joy when chuck eye steak is in stock, since there’s only two chuck eye steaks per cow. I usually buy all they have and freeze what I don’t use.

Are Chuck Steaks Any Good?

Yes! Chuck eye steak is really good. I love it! And I’ll show you just how to cook chuck eye steak so that it turns out delicious and tender.

Brush chuck eye steaks with a thin coating of oil. Season evenly with 1 heaping teaspoon seasoning per steak; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Grill or pan sear to desired doneness (suggested 125-130°F internal temperature for medium rare). Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes, tented with foil before serving.

FAQ

How is chuck steak best cooked?

They both contain the same type of meat, but chuck roast is much thicker, making it ideal for slow cooking it, usually in a slow cooker. Meanwhile, chuck steak usually works best when cooked quickly using hot temperatures, allowing it to crisp on the outside while remaining tender and juicy inside.

Is beef chuck eye steak tender?

Is beef chuck eye steak tender? Yes, the chuck eye steak is a tender steak that delivers a meaty, beef flavor. It’s almost as tender and juicy as the ribeye.

Does chuck eye steak need to be marinated?

Marinating the chuck steak for 24 hours allows the vinegar to tenderize the steak and break through any tough fibers, resulting in the best steak ever. If you don’t marinate it, you will not wind up with a steak that is as juicy or tender as a steak. It may even become tough. Let your steak marinate – it’s worth it!

How do you make chuck steak not tough?

1. Pounding. Using a meat mallet (or kitchen mallet) to pound steaks helps soften and tenderize the meat.

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