How to Cook Chuck Steak on Grill

A chuck roast that has been sliced into steaks is known as chuck steak. With the right marinade, you can tenderize it and have a restaurant-quality supper on a budget.

Unlike the massive pieces required for beef chuck roast, chuck steaks are typically 1-3 inches thick. The key to cooking chuck steak is to understand how to cook soft chuck steak, which entails using a steak marinade that will both taste and tenderize the meat. Keep reading to learn more on how to cook chuck steak on grill.

How To Cook Chuck Steak On Grill

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How To Cook Chuck Steak On Grill


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How To Cook Chuck Steak On Grill

  • Author: Bobby



You’ll need the following instruments to cook chuck eye steaks:

  1. Grill
  2. A meat thermometer
  3. Tongs for flipping steaks
  4. Whisking instrument and mixing bowl


  1. Chuck steaks

To make the marinade for the steak, combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl:

  1. Minced garlic clove
  2. Italian seasoning
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. Red wine vinegar
  5. Olive oil
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Red pepper flakes

To make the compound butter:

  1. Minced garlic cloves
  2. Fresh rosemary
  3. Unsalted butter
  4. Fresh thyme


How To Cook Chuck Steak

Method 1: Make the marinade for the steaks. 

When marinated for 24 hours in a mixture of Italian spices, vinegar and oil, grilled chuck tender steak recipes are absolutely excellent. The steak is grilled and then topped with compound butter made with Italian herbs and garlic.

Step 1: Peel and mince your garlic cloves, reserving some for later. The minced garlic cloves you set aside for the garlic butter should be kept aside.

Step 2: The remaining minced garlic cloves, salt, olive oil, pepper, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, and Italian seasoning should be whisked together in a small mixing bowl. Using a tiny whisk or a fork, thoroughly mix everything together.

Step 3: The marinade should be poured over the chuck steaks which should be placed in a cake pan or other dish with flat bottom. Toss the steaks until they are well covered. If necessary, a plastic bag or even plastic container might be used.

Step 4: Cover the pan with plastic wrap and marinate for 24 hours.

Don’t forget to marinate the meat before serving. The beef will be tenderized and result in the most delectable chuck steaks you’ve ever had. To cook a tender chuck steak requires this step.

Method 2: Make Compound Butter 

Another thing that makes this steak as tender and juicy as a steak that is more expensive is the compound butter that is slathered on top right after it’s been grilled.

It can be made during the marination of the steaks, so it’ll be ready when they are.

Fresh herbs are mixed into softened butter, wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated until firm to make compound butter. Compound butter can be sweet or savory, depending on the ingredients used, such as garlic and lemon zest.

Step 1: In a small bowl, place room temperature unsalted butter. Add the fresh rosemary, minced garlic cloves, and fresh thyme that you set aside earlier. Use a fork or a hand mixer to incorporate everything.

Step 2: Remove the butter from the bowl and place it on a plastic wrap, then roll or fold it into a log or straight form. Pinch the plastic wrap ends together to keep the butter together.

Step 3: The butter log should be put in the fridge to firm.

Method 3: Cook the Steaks on a Grill 

Step 1: Preheat your grill (charcoal or gas).

Step 2: Remove the steaks from the marinade and lay them over direct heat on the grill which should be uncovered after they have marinated for 24 hours. 3 to 4 minutes for each side on the grill.

Step 3: The steaks should be placed over indirect heat, covered, and cooked until done to your liking.

Step 4: The chuck steaks should be taken off the grill and a pat of compound butter should be spread on each one.

Step 5: While the butter melts, set them aside for a few minutes before cutting them and serving them.

Recipe Tips

  1. A meat thermometer should be used at all times when cooking meat. The temperature of your beef should as well be checked with a meat thermometer for optimal results. This way, you’ll always get a perfectly cooked steak. Overcooking chuck steak will result in toughness. When grilling chuck steak, you want it to be medium-rare.
  2. The time it takes to cook something varies. Cooking times depend on how thick the steak is and the degree of doneness desired.
  3. Always use compound butter as a finishing touch. Butter adds a lot of flavor to steaks. A steakhouse-quality meal may be made using just three ingredients.
  4. Before grilling, bring your meat to room temperature. While the grill is heating up, set aside the steak for about 20 minutes to come to room temperature. You’ll achieve a more consistent temperature this way, which will help you cook your steak evenly and avoid the possibility of chewy meat.
  5. Pat dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture that could obstruct the searing process.
  6. Because chuck eye is thick-cut meat, start with indirect heat and then finish with high direct heat.
  7. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your steak because it cooks quickly. For a soft chuck eye, we suggest cooking it medium-rare to medium.
  8. Allow the steak to rest covered in foil for 5-10 minutes after cooking to allow the juices to return to the meat.


  1. Using salt to season the meat helps to tenderize it during cooking. For extra flavor, fresh rosemary and thyme can be added halfway through.
  2. Before serving, avoid piercing the steak with a fork, as this will allow valuable juices to escape.

Cooking Time for Chuck Steak on Grill

The amount of time it takes to cook a chuck steak depends on its size, thickness, and desired doneness. Using an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness is the most accurate technique. By placing a probe into the thickest area of the steak, you can determine the internal temperature. The timings for tenderloin steak in the oven are listed below:

Cooking time for Chuck Steak on Grill Cooking time
Prepping 5 minutes
Marinating 24 hours
Cooking 10 minutes
Total time 1 day 15 minutes

Achieving a mouth-watering chuck steak is defined by how you marinate it. The steps on how to marinate and cook chuck steak on the grill have been provided above. To learn more, watch this video.