Cast Iron Chuck Steak

If you’re a cooking enthusiast and haven’t tried cooking chuck steak yet, you’re truly missing out on a delicious and budget-friendly beef meal. Chuck steak is not only high in protein but also offers a great taste and tenderness when cooked properly. At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we love to cook chuck steaks in a cast iron skillet with minimal seasoning to enhance their natural flavors. In this article, we’ll share our secrets to cooking the perfect cast iron chuck steak.

Cast Iron Chuck Steak

Why Choose Chuck Steak?

Chuck steak often gets overlooked in favor of more expensive cuts like rib eye or New York strip. However, chuck steak is not only more affordable but also offers sustainability benefits. We believe in making conscious choices when it comes to food, and chuck steak provides a great option for those looking for a delicious and sustainable beef meal.

Cooking Chuck Steak

Cooking chuck steak can be done in various ways, but we’ll focus on cooking it in a cast iron skillet. This method allows the steak to develop a beautiful sear and retain its juiciness. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Season the chuck steak on both sides with coarse sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the skillet is hot, add the chuck steak and a thin layer of oil.
  4. Flip the steak with tongs every minute or so. Towards the end, add butter, garlic, and any herbs like rosemary or thyme for added flavor.
  5. Cook the steak for around 5-6 minutes for a 1-1.5 inch steak, resulting in a medium or medium-rare doneness. Adjust the cooking time according to your preference.
  6. Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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Raw Chuck Steak
Chuck Steak Seasoned
Sliced Chuck Steak

Favorite Condiments for Steak

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe in letting the natural flavors of the steak shine. However, we also enjoy adding a touch of flavor with some delicious condiments. Our favorite choices include chimichurri or salsa criolla, which pair perfectly with steak and a fresh salad. For heartier meals with rice or potatoes, we recommend trying Peruvian aji verde or Bolivian llajua.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving this delicious cast iron chuck steak, simplicity is key. We love to keep it quick and effortless, so we typically pair the steak with a refreshing salad. However, if it’s dinner or the weekend, we’ll elevate the meal with some garlic jasmine rice or rosemary roasted potatoes.

Sliced Chuck Steak with Salad

If you’re looking for a versatile and satisfying meal, cast iron chuck steak is a great choice. It’s perfect for a simple weekday lunch or a hearty weekend dinner. The combination of tender steak, fresh salad, and flavorful condiments will surely leave you satisfied.

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