Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by gary s, May 4, 2016.

  1. First Time Chuck Eye Steaks
    A shout out to MossyMo and others who got me curious
    About Chuck Eye’s, Thank you
    OK here we go.  A little raggedy looking, raggedy meaning not uniform like the Rib Eyes I buy.  But It’s all about the Flavor, Right ?

    When I put them on the grill they looked OK

    After just a bit they started separating, when I turned them one fell apart in several pieces, but not to be discouraged I trudged on.

    I put mine on as soon as I flipped the other two,

    As far as cooking time, the same. I did take one little sample off the one that came apart, “Pretty darn good

    Brought them in let them rest about 5 min. Then time to eat.

    Flavor is great, it would really be hard to tell the difference in it and a Ribeye.

    The pictures of the ones I chose have very little marbling   “Trying to go worst case scenario”

    The texture was just “Slightly” different; they were NOT tough at all, Not quite as tender as the Ribeye’s I usually get, But The Ribeye’s I buy have lots of marbling.  They were not tough or chewy; actually mine and my Wife’s had a portion that was melt in your mouth tender.

    I am a Ribeye snob, picky, picky.

    Is it as good as a Center cut Choice Ribeye NO,  BUT in saying that it’s very close.

    And for four bucks a pound cheaper, Definitely a great piece of meat.

    I just got back from the store and picked up 3 more packages if that tells you anything.  Sale ends today.

    In the future I’ll have to see what the regular price is and compare.

    All in all a damn good steak for the price.

    Our local store had these on sale for $4.99 lb.  Bought 4

    Here are the three I chose for tonight's cook I picked the ones with the 

    least marbling (Worst case scenario) 

    You can see the one on the right has a little more marbling and a couple of places had 

    a little sinew  not bad though.

    Seasoned up just like my Ribeye's and waiting on the grill to heat up.

    Sorry about the Crappy Pics used my phone camera (Really wasn't going to post this

    You can see where the one started separating 

    The one fell completely apart  Oh Well  it's about the taste

    And a pic of mine

    Thanks for looking
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look really tender, Gary.

    I always buy ribeyes or tenderloins, but only when on sale.

    These sure look like a great alternative.

    Points my friend!

  3. Thanks Al, much appreciated.  I'll have to say I was a little reluctant , but I'm glad I did

    Ribeye's around here are usually $7.99 to $10.99 lb

  4. flgatorguy87

    flgatorguy87 Fire Starter

    Chuck eye, in my opinion, is the best secret in the steak world. I luckily have a place that has them often for 5.99/lb. They are also closer looking to a Ribeye than not at my store, and I haven't had issue with them falling apart. I do find them a little firmer than a good marbled Ribeye, but the flavor is fantastic. Firmer but still very tender I'll say. Honestly one of my favorite steaks, especially for the price.

    Not a butcher but I believe this comes a little further down the ribs so it's not quite the standard appearance?
  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking great, Gary. Thumbs Up. What did you use for a seasoning? Is there any other cut that you can slice for these steaks, Chuck arm, etc?

    Good job, as usual, Joe
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary nice job on the cook they do look good,I would like them a little thicker easier to control how you like them done. Points


  7. Thanks Richie, a little thicker would be better,  But good anyway  

  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look Awesome, Gary!![​IMG]-------------[​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty----I wouldn't care if they fell apart either, as long as they're Tender & Tasty!![​IMG]

    If I had choices of Chuck Eye @ $4.99 --vs-- Ribeye @ $7.99----I'd take the Chuck Eye!!

    Great Post Report !![​IMG]

  9. Thanks John.

    a little more info

    The Chuck Eye Steak  not to be confused with Chuck Steak  is cut from between the 5th and 6th rib so naturally they posses much of the same flavor and tenderness of the Ribeye. $4.99 vs. $7.99 to $10.99 a pound is what it comes down to.
  10. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG][​IMG] Looks great Gary glad you showed the difference between the cuts of chuck eye steak and chuck steak.[​IMG] for great job.

  11. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look great Gary. I've never seen chuck eye but for the difference in price I'm gonna ask the butcher about getting some. Generally if I'm doing steak I pick 1 to 1 1/2" thick strip loin but for that price and quality of steak I can do steaks twice as often.


  12. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I will have to try this one, I have seen them but have been hesitant for one reason or another, it looks like they will dothejob.,, Thanks man.


  13. Thank you my North of the Boarder Friend  [​IMG]

  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Love Chuck steaks. Your looks great.
  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,looks like great meat for fajitas!
  16. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    They look great to me, thanks for teaching about these steaks

    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  17. Thanks Guys    Never thought about Fajitas  Hmmmm

  18. I love the chuck-eye steak...

    Yours look great , and I am glad to see you expand your steak experience. It is a great alternative.

    Try this on for size..... freeze them slightly and slice paper thin. I will stack the frozen slices and freeze for later use as........ cheese steaks.
  19. Gunna be doing Chuck Eyes again Tomorrow evening

  20. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gary, I assume you still have my FedEx address. I'll be looking for a warm styrofoam box. LOL

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