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grilled chuck steak with a pat of compound butter on top
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Chuck Steak Recipe

Juicy, flavorful, and tender grilled chuck steak is the perfect budget-friendly steak recipe!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinating Time1 day
Total Time1 day 15 minutes
Course: Steak Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chuck steak, chuck steak recipes, grilled chuck steak, how to cook chuck steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 1333kcal


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Grilled Chuck Steak Ingredients

Compound Butter Ingredients

See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!


  • Mix 4 cloves minced garlic, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Combine completely using a fork or whisk.
    Mixing the chuck steak marinade
  • Place 3 pounds boneless chuck steak in a cake pan or flat-bottom pan. Pour the chuck steak marinade over the steaks and toss until completely coated.Place plastic wrap over the top of the pan and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 
    Do not skip this step! 
    Marinating the chuck steak is what allows it to be so tender and delicious after cooking.
    Marinated raw chuck tender steak
  • Place 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter in a small bowl. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme to the butter. Stir with a fork or hand mixer to combine.
    Scrape the compound butter onto a piece of plastic wrap and roll it into a log.
    Pinch the ends of the plastic wrap together to hold the butter in shape.
    Place the butter log in the fridge and allow it to harden while the steak marinates.
    Mixing compound butter in a glass bowl
  • Heat a charcoal or gas grill. Place your marinated steaks on the grill over direct heat. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
    Move the steaks to indirect heat, cover, and continue to grill until they reach your desired level of doneness.
     Use a grilling thermometer to check the temperature and see our chart below for degree of doneness.
    Chuck tender steak fresh off the grill
  • Remove the steaks and place a pat of compound butter on each one. Allow the steaks to rest as the butter melts.
    Grilled chuck steak recipe after taking it off the grill with a pat of butter on top


Always use a meat thermometer for grilling for best results in getting the perfect temperature. With chuck steak, if you overcook it, it will become tough. You want a beautiful medium-rare for grilled chuck steak.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1333kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 102g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 54g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 406mg | Sodium: 316mg | Sugar: 1g