Thin 7-Bone Chuck Steaks are seasoned then grilled for a quick tasty meal. An economical meat that delivers great flavor and it’s done in less than 20 minutes.
This was the type of steak I grew up with because it was economical to serve a large family like mine. My Dad always seasoned the steaks perfectly then either grilled or broiled them until it was charred and flavorful. We’re talking inexpensive here. The two chuck steaks used in this recipe were under ten bucks. When I saw them, I had to buy them just because I remembered how good they tasted when grilled. It’s all in the seasoning.
The seasoning is super simple and this recipe gives you enough to thoroughly coat the steaks and probably have some left over. Whatever you don’t use, save for another time. Use it on steak, chicken, or pork.
Chuck steak is sometimes considered a “poor man’s prime rib”. We definitely weren’t rich growing up, so for me, the name fits. These are called 7-bone because the large bone resembles the number 7. If you buy a cut that has a round piece in the center surrounded by fat, then you’ll have yourself a tender treat that’s similar in texture to a ribeye at a fraction of the price. In fact, when I prepared this steak for friends, they raved about it so much, it was the one thing they always requested when they came over for dinner. Good thing it was cheap!
Normally when cooking chuck – the steak not the man – I would cook it low and slow to make it tender. But the steaks I used were 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. I seasoned and grilled them for about 15 minutes total, flipping them three times to get a beautiful char. Inside they’re perfectly medium rare.
If you prefer potatoes, try:
- Perfect mashed potatoes
- Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary and thyme
- Roasted spiced sweet potatoes
- Roasted spiced sweet potato planks
- Parmesan roasted potato wedges
- Salty golden smashed potatoes
Life is too short for mediocre food.
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- Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.
- Season the steaks liberally on both sides. When seasoning, hold your hand at least 12 inches from the meat, then hold the salt between your fingers and thumb, letting the salt fall as you rub them together. This will allow you to control where your seasoning ensuring it’s even.
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
- Grill the steaks for about 10 to 15 minutes total (depending on your thickness) for medium rare, flipping 2 - 3 times to get a great char.
- Serve as is, or with a sauce or compound butter.
If you choose to broil:
- Set a rack at top position which should be 4 inches from the broiler. Preheat your broiler.
- Place seasoned steaks on broiling pan or baking sheet and broil for 4 - 5 minutes per side for medium rare. You may need to rotate pan for an even char. Check steaks after 4 minutes as all ovens vary. If broiling only one steak that fits into a cast iron skillet, you will get a great char but you may need to lower the position of the oven rack.