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Marinated Chuck Steak

You can turn an inexpensive cut of beef, like chuck steak, into a real treat with this easy marinade. It tenderizes and boosts the flavor. —Karen Haen, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck steak


  • In a shallow dish, combine the first 7 ingredients. Add the beef and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 263 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Kerry
    Sep 26, 2019

    The thing I liked about this was that when you take 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thickness one can use this recipe and marinate that for only 4 hours. That way when charcoal grilling it only takes no more than 3 mins. a side and it's medium rare and Better Than Ponderosa.??

  • katlaydee3
    Nov 22, 2016

    I thought this was really good, lots of flavor. I planned on marinating the steak overnight but ended up leaving it in for 2 nights because of schedule. Very good, inexpensive dinner.

  • plm2
    May 3, 2015

    DO NOT MAKE. Tasted like beef jerky. Our family loves steak, but no one would finish....they only ate what they could as a courtesy. Would have been better off spending more on a better cut or just use it to make fajitas.

  • MrsLiz
    Jan 14, 2014

    Though a lot of good ingredients are proposed, the combination of this recipe misses it's mark. Very sour.

  • gaylenm
    Jul 25, 2013

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  • lurky27
    May 5, 2013

    First time I can ever recall having chuck steak. Can't say I'm a huge fan. Not a bad marinade, though.~ Theresa

  • queen cookie
    Oct 18, 2012

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  • s_pants
    Oct 15, 2011

    I halved the recipe because I only had a one pound steak. I thought the marinade was very good and flavorful. I also used 1/2 red wine vinegar and half white wine vinegar because I ran out of the red.

  • bjpalmer
    Aug 10, 2011

    I thought this was excellent! I did not think there was too much vinegar at all! I used a 2 lb. chuck and it really made it so flavorful. It smelled awesome too! My family all enjoyed it.

  • SAMI1124
    Jun 23, 2011

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