If you’re a meat lover searching for a quick and delicious meal, look no further! These pan-seared chuck steaks are the answer to your culinary dreams. Get ready to indulge in tender, juicy steaks that are sure to impress. And the best part? They’re incredibly easy to make, taking less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
Easy Pan-Seared Chuck Steak Recipe
Prepare to elevate your dinner game with these mouthwatering chuck steaks. Not only are they incredibly flavorful, but they’re also budget-friendly. This winning combination makes them the perfect choice for any occasion.
To ensure maximum flavor and tenderness, generously season your chuck steaks with your favorite steak seasoning. Then, sear them to golden perfection in just 18 minutes. The result? A steak dinner that rivals those served in the finest restaurants.
Pan Seared Chuck Steaks Ingredients
This seared chuck steak recipe is a beginner’s dream, requiring only three basic ingredients. However, you can always add some fresh aromatics to the melted butter for an extra burst of flavor.
- Chuck Steak: 2 pounds of this delectable cut of beef will do the trick. If you can’t find chuck steaks, a chuck roast that you can slice into steaks yourself will work just as well.
- Olive Oil: Use 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil to coat each steak.
- Steak Seasoning: Add 2 tablespoons of your favorite steak seasoning, or try my homemade recipe for an extra special touch. If you’re short on spices, salt and pepper will do the trick too.
For basting, don’t forget the butter! Use 1 tablespoon of high-quality butter, such as European or grass-fed, to elevate the flavor of your chuck steaks.
How To Cook Chuck Steaks
Cooking chuck steaks is as easy as searing a steak in a cast iron skillet. Grab your trusty baking sheet, measuring spoons, and a heavy-bottomed frying pan to get started.
- Preheat: Heat your cast iron skillet (or any other heavy-bottomed frying pan) over medium-high heat.
- Season Steaks: While the skillet is heating, place your chuck steaks on a baking sheet. Coat each steak with half of the olive oil, then season both sides with your chosen steak seasoning.
- Cook Steaks: Once the skillet is hot, sear each steak for 3-4 minutes on each side. Add a pat of butter and spoon the melted butter onto the steak when you flip it. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 125°F (50°C) for a perfect medium-rare steak.
- Rest: After cooking, let the steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Remember to cut against the grain for maximum tenderness.
Serve your succulent chuck steaks with all your favorite steakhouse sides, like baked potatoes or creamed corn. For a complete meal, pair them with bacon-wrapped asparagus and a fresh wedge salad.
Angela’s Tips & Recipe Notes
Here are some handy tips to ensure your pan-seared chuck steaks turn out perfectly every time:
- Use 2 tablespoons of your homemade steak seasoning or your favorite store-bought brand.
- Opt for a cast iron skillet when searing your steaks for a caramelized flavor. However, a regular frying pan or skillet will work just fine.
- Add fresh herbs like sage, rosemary, or thyme, or freshly peeled garlic cloves to the pan while basting the steaks with butter for an extra burst of flavor.
- Avoid overcrowding the pan if you’re cooking multiple steaks. Use more than one skillet or pan if needed.
- For medium-rare steaks, cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F-135°F (54°C-57°C). Adjust the cooking time for your preferred level of doneness.
Storing & Reheating
If you happen to have any leftover chuck steak, fear not! You can easily store it for later.
- Refrigeration: Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Freezing: Wrap the cooked chuck steaks in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe storage bag. They can be stored for 2-3 months. Remember to label them and allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight before cooking.
When it’s time to enjoy your leftover steaks, simply reheat them on the stovetop over medium heat with a teaspoon of butter or olive oil. For more tips and tricks on reheating steak, check out my article on the best ways to reheat steak.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to savor the incredible flavors of pan-seared chuck steaks. Don’t forget to visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more mouthwatering recipes and inspiration.
Q: Are there more delicious steak recipes to try?
Absolutely! Here are a few mouthwatering options to satisfy your steak cravings:
- Grilled T-Bone Steaks: Perfect for the grill master in you.
- Bavette Steak: An easy and hearty option for any day of the week.
- Pan-Seared Hanger Steak: Discover the rich flavor of hanger steak.
- Smoked Tomahawk Steak: Elevate your grilling game with a tomahawk ribeye.
- Pan-Seared Cowboy Ribeye Steak: Taste the tender, juicy goodness of a cowboy ribeye.
- Wagyu Ribeye Steak: Treat yourself to a restaurant-quality Wagyu steak.
For the full recipe with detailed instructions, head over to the original article here. Enjoy!