Cast Iron Grilled Chuck Eye (Poor Mans Rib-Eye) Steaks W/Spicy R

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

We discovered the Chuck Eye steaks a few years back at our local grocery store. The butcher recommended them to us. He calls them 'the poor mans rib eye'. They come out incredibly tender; you just can't beat them for the price. We prepare them many different ways, but this is my husband’s favorite when he's in the mood for a spiced up steak. I highly suggest preparing them outdoors on a grill side burner if you have one, as the rub does smoke when cooked in the cast iron pan.


  1. Prepare the rub by combining all ingredients.
  2. Preheat a cast iron pan over high heat, and grill (or oven) to 425.
  3. Rub each steak on one side with the rub. Brush over the rub with a light coat of olive oil.
  4. Cook the steak, rub side down, until 'blackened', about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Flip the steaks over and continue to cook either on the grill or in the oven, until medium rare (or desired doneness), approximately 8 to 10 minutes for a thicker steak.
  6. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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