Poor Man's T-Bone Steak

Total Time
24hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 24 hrs

This recipe turns a cheap cut of beef into a tasty grilled steak. It's great for camping or picnics because you can make it ahead, marinate up to two days and then grill it when you are ready. (The cooking time is the marinating time.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce the roast with a fork on both sides.
  2. Mix all marinade ingredients together. Pour over the chuck roast in a marinade pan or zip-lock bag.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or up to two days, turning several times.
  4. Grill it as you would steak. Let rest a few minutes, slice and serve.


Most Helpful

I marinaded all day. Maybe next time I would use a little less liquid smoke and a little less brown sugar. The steak tasted too sweet for me but other wise was good and tender. I put my steak under the broiler for about 6-7 minutes. It turned out rare just the way I like it. <br/>Made for chef alphabet soup.

Catnip46 December 07, 2013

Loved this! I did not use as much liquid smoke due to personal preference. I like my steaks medium to medium-rare, and cooked the roast 7 minutes on each side. With that cooking time, my steaks were more medium-rare. The taste was just like a "real" steak. Thanks for sharing!

breezermom August 17, 2013

Very tasty. Would add to let it come to room temp before grilling, if it is a large cut. Took a long time to reach temp inside, and a bit of the outside got hard. But overall, well-liked at our house. On the mild side, but lovely smokey flavor.

CheapThrills July 02, 2007

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