How To Cook Chuck Steak On Your Smoker
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Get ready to cook an amazing steak dinner for your family with the affordable cut of meat known as the chuck steaks. You’ll learn just how to cook chuck steak on your smoker and then finish them off with a reverse-sear crust.
What is Chuck Steak?
Chuck steak is a budget friendly cut of beef from a cows shoulder area. Chuck roast and chuck steaks are essentially the same area of the cow, just cut into different thicknesses. Although this meat can be tough because of how much the muscle gets worked by the cow, you can cook it to create a delicious meal as long as you know just how to do it.
If you are unable to find chuck steaks, you can purchase a chuck roast and cut it into 2-3 inch thick steaks.
Reverse-Sear Smoked Chuck Steak
To start this recipe, you will be smoking your chuck steak for about an hour at 200 degrees. In order to keep this meat as tender as possible, you should plan to eat these steaks medium to medium-rare. In order to do so, you’ll want your meats internal temperature to reach about 145 degrees before pulling it off to rest. Smoking your chuck steaks helps you obtain a more tender, moist finished product.
Now that your meat has rested, it’s time to sear. Heat your lard in a cast iron skillet on your stove top on high heat. We always keep bacon drippings in a mason jar in our refrigerator for times like this. If that’s not your thing, grab something like Crisco to do the trick! Once the lard is completely melted, add your steaks. More than likely, you’ll need to add them one at a time. Sear for 2 – 3 minutes on both sides before removing. This should be long enough to get a good crust on your meat.
Once seared, your chuck steaks are ready to slice and serve. Should you have any leftovers, try shredding your steak to make some awesome steak tacos later in the week.
How To Cook Chuck Steaks
Let’s get cooking. This recipe does take a couple of hours so be sure to plan accordingly. The meat can rest up to 2 hours in your oven wrapped in foil. This comes in handy if you need time to make sides before searing your meat.
Smoked & Reverse-Sear Chuck Steak
- 2 2 lb chuck steaks
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- lard (crisco, bacon grease, etc.)
- Start your smoker and set temperature to 200 degrees.
- Mix together salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Rub chuck steaks on all sides with seasoning mixture
- Place chuck steaks on smoker and let smoke until internal temp reaches 145 degrees, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Remove chuck steak from smoker and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
- Heat lard in cast iron skillet on stove top on high heat. Sear chuck steaks on both sides for about 2-3 minutes to get a good crust.
- Slice and serve.
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