Difference between chuck steaks/roasts?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by meatball, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Anyone know exactly what the difference is between a chuck steak and a chuck roast? I've bought plenty of chuck roasts, but our local grocery store has a great deal on chuck steaks this week and I can't say I've ever had them. Is is just a smaller cut of a chuck roast? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The steaks are just slices off the roast. Just like rib eye steaks are sliced from the rib roast.
     
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Like he said. Basicly the same. There is a chuck arm roast and steak too, less marbling then a normal chuck steak/roast.
     
  4. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for asking this question there meatball. I always like to know as much about the stuff that I'm doing and I'm not real knowledgeable in the cuts of meats so thanks again.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just as Bassman said, and that includes the left/west coast versions.
     
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And the steaks are excellent grilled. [​IMG]
     
  9. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Meatball - like the "Black and Tan"[​IMG]
     
  10. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bassman nailed it for ya Meatball. When we used to take down cutting instructions on beef orders most folks new to buying half a beef would sometimes ask us what the difference was between a chuck roast and a chuck steak. Tounge in cheek my dad would answer "Oh, about two pounds." [​IMG]

    Hit the steak with some tenderizer, garlic salt and CBP and grill or broil and you have some tasty eats.
     

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