Grilled Chuck Steak; the update

We have a proper balcony!

And mon mari thinks it will also work as a good spot for the lawn tractor.

It doesn’t have a railing, so no puppies at the moment.  Bonnie rolled off the step during her nap the other day…. Poor thing was so surprised (and a wee bit embarrassed).  It might not be so funny if she rolled off the balcony.

Balcony
There is a floor, and the railings are being painted, so we have plans for watching the sunsets next weekend.

With a glass of wine in hand and puppies at our feet…

Balcony_floor
I met mon mari in the summertime.

He was a single dad, fairly new at it and still mastering the finer points.

Like cooking.

Then, as now, he preferred to cook on the barbecue grill.

One of his ‘specialties’ was grilling chuck steaks.

Well, he called them chuck steaks…. Most people call them chuck roasts.

Grilled Chuck Steak
He marinated them in 1 package of ‘Adolph’s Meat Tenderizer’ mixed into a half cup of ‘Wishbone Italian Dressing’.

He cooked them to medium rare on a gas grill and they were always delicious, moist and tender.

We haven’t had one in years – ever since I read the ingredients on the Adolph’s package….

Well, he was shopping with me the other day, and saw what he thought was a chuck roast steak.

We had to try it.

Grilled Chuck Steak

1 chuck steak

Marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard

Chuck steak, raw
Mix all ingredients for marinade and pour over steak.  Turn well to coat.  Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours.

Chuck steak, marinated
Cook on barbecue grill.  We prefer them medium rare, as any more done tends to make them tough.

We’re having the rest in a Steak Salad tonight.

10 thoughts on “Grilled Chuck Steak; the update”

  1. Funny thing, Sweetie and I were just up off the second floor putting screws into the upstairs deck. Have stained the balusters but we have a long way to go before railings are up. Wish I had a puppy to join us when it is done. Your deck/balcony looks really, really nice!

  2. From whence does your “balcony” emerge? Either way, it looks like a wonderful improvement on the small balcony you removed. This almost rises to the level of “deck” rather than “balcony.” Have I told you I’m in love with your mari?

  3. I am salivating over my keyboard with this post. I have to admit – a marinade from scratch far surpasses any “what the heck is in this prepared crap anyway?” type of mix. I avoid those like the plague in my home. As well, am thinking of you both sitting on your balcony one day – glass of red wine – enjoying the sunset after a day of work!

  4. Elle, it is so nice to have it done. Good luck with yours!
    Zoomie, ah, yes, but a deck wouldn’t be very French…. I’ll tell him ;-))
    Ina, the chuck roast was delicious – if that’s what it was….
    Val, we get the most spectacular sunsets here, too.
    manningroad, nothing!
    Emily, we do have a fantastic view – one of the things that sold us on this house.
    My Italian – thanks!
    Kelly, thank you very much!
    FatCat Anna, those old marinade packets were horrid…. nothing but salt. Thanks. Sitting on the balcony, wine in hand, puppies at the feet (Yeah, right)

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