How to Cook Chuck Steak

Before following the steps for cooking chuck steak, you should prepare all the necessary ingredients first. Needless to say, washing all kitchen utensils prior to cooking is mandatory.

Ingredients for Broiling Chuck Steak

Vinegar (1 cup)
Lime juice (1 tbsp)
Chuck steak (1/2 lb)

Instructions

Combine the vinegar and lime juice in a bowl. Stir them well. Add the chuck steak. Turn on the broiler. Preheat at 160 F. Put the meat in the pan. Set it on the broiler. Cook for half an hour. Remove the steak and place it on the serving plates. This dish is best served after cooking.

Ingredients for Grilling Chuck Steak

If you’re cooking chuck steak via the grill, get the following ready.

Chuck steak (1 lb)
Soy sauce (2 cups)
Worcestershire sauce (1 tsp)
Vinegar (1 cup)
Garlic (chopped, 1 tsp)
Sugar (1 tsp)

Instructions

This one is really easy. Get a large bowl and make a marinade with all the ingredients. Immerse the steak there for several minutes. Remove the steak and discard the mixture.

Slice the steaks into smaller pieces. Put them side by side on the grill. Cook for 30 minutes, 15 minutes per side. There’s no need to rest as it can be served right away.

Ingredients for Frying Chuck Steak

This remains one of the most popular ways of cooking chuck steak. Start by preparing the following.

Salt (1/2 tsp)
Pepper (1/2 tsp)
Chuck steak (1 lb)
Olive oil (2 tsp)
Sliced lemon
Celery
Meat thermometer (optional)

Instructions

Sprinkle the salt and pepper onto the steak. Make sure both sides are sprayed upon. Apply some olive oil on the frying pan. Heat the pan. Place the thermometer in the meat. Let it cook in the pan until the inner temperature reads 70 C.

When that level is reached, remove the steak. Add the celery and lemon as garnishing after you are done cooking chuck steak. You can serve this dish with potatoes and bacon.

Types of Chuck Steak

Among the most popular are center chuck, shoulder steak and top blade. Top blade is most suited for frying. Chuck tender is the choice of grillers, but actually they can be cooked in any of the methods mentioned above. Arm and shoulder steak are often braised.

Buying Suggestions

It’s best to buy chuck meat that’s red; that hue signifies its freshness. The inner part of the steak is a darker shade. When buying, avoid purchasing any packages that have holes.

Always look at the expiration dates. Another sign of fresh meat is that it is firm to the touch. If the meat is soft, it’s old and it could be spoiled already.

If you freeze the steak after buying, it can last for a couple of weeks. If it’s just going to be stored in the fridge, it will be good for four days at most.

The sheer number of ways cooking chuck steak can be done has made it a mainstay in several dinner tables. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, easy to cook yet tasty meal, this could be the one for you.

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