Chuck Eye Steaks (Finally found some)

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  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chuck Eye Steaks  (Finally found some)

    Every time I see some Chuck Eye Steaks posted I get the urge to look harder for them in my stores. So Mrs Bear finally found a couple for us to try. She got “Choice” Chuck Eye Steaks for $4.50 per LB.

    So here’s our opinion of our First Chuck Eyes ever:
    Looked Great in the Raw.
    Fell apart before they got to the Grill.
    Grilled Nicely, and looked very good after Grilling.
    Had Great taste——Similar to Ribeye in flavor.
    Meat was very chewy with lots of Gristle. About 20% was inedible due to toughness.

    I may try this again to see if these were just a bad pair of steaks, but only if they’re very cheap again.
    We were very Disappointed.

    Bear



    Started with a couple pounds of Chuck Eye Steaks @ $4.50 per pound:





    Closer look shows it was $4.494 per pound (Choice):





    Falling apart before they got to the Grill:





    While we’re waiting, a Pic of my front yard—Dandelions finally gone:





    Looking Pretty Good !!





    Only about half of one steak fit on my Sizzle Plate, along with some Broccoli & some Roasted Reds:





    And a Quick look inside:
     
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  2. Thanks John for the follow up on the Chuck Eyes. Your pics are great as usual, yard looking beautiful.

    I have some more Chuck eyes in the freezer I'll be trying before long. and will post the results.

    They do look great in the package, mine held together until they hit the grill.

    Points for the Great Pics and Information     [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good. Yep, they are a compromise. They are tasty but not very tender, unless you get the first cut that is against the rib eye. Not many to go around and you have to be a Butcher to recognize them. I seriously think the Staff buy them cheap and they never make it to the case...JJ
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Gary!!

    And Thanks for the Points!

    Bear
     
  5. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Yep, they have a rib-eye taste, but they ain't rib-eyes! That's what you get for a $4# difference. We usually fry them with onions.
    Beautiful yard! I totally understand the dandelion thing...
    Dan
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Jimmy!!!

    I would guess that happens in a lot of places.

    Bear
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Dan!!

    Yeah. That pic was after my 5th mowing of this season. It takes about 5 mowings to get rid of the first batch of Dandelions.

    Then it will be a couple of nice green grass weeks before the second (smaller) batch of Dandelions comes up, but they only last about 3 mowings.

    Then the dryness hits for a few weeks, and those things we call "Snappers", and then the heavy covering of clover.

    Then next thing you know everything turns White again!!! [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bear Sorry to hear they were tough I am staying with Fillet, PR, Brisket, or Burgers for Beef

    Richie 
     
  9. Then next thing you know everything turns White again!!! [​IMG]

    Bear

    I probably told you this before, but I guess it's what you're use too. I don't see how you northern boys (and girls) do it with all that snow.

    But if you were down here very long you would probably miss the snow.

    It sure is pretty   "to look at"

    Gary
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah---We're gonna stick with our favorites ------- Ribeye Steaks & Prime Rib still Rules!!!

    Just got the new Flyer------Giant has "Choice Bone In Ribeye" for $5.77, and tomorrow is Mrs Bear's regular shopping day!!!

    Might have to let her take my Truck!!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  11. See you just thought you were out of meat.  But you may need to go So you can the get the butcher to cut you some 3 or 4 bone PR's and cut you a bunch of Ribeye's

    Gary
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another sale??????    Yup, gonna have to pick some up.
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I already have a bunch of 5 pound Prime Ribs in my meat freezer.

    We'll just get a bunch of bone in Ribeyes tomorrow @ $5.77.

    Bear
    Yup!!

    LOL----Good thing you & I don't shop the same Giant Store!!! Mine is in Trexlertown.

    Bear
     
  14. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Trust me, Gary, most of us wouldn't miss it at all, especially when we have to work and drive through it. However, a week or two of those 110 degree summers would send me north in a hurry LOL! Like you said, it's all what you're used to :)
    Dan
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll put it this way-----The older I get, the older the Snow gets!!!

    It's no fun any more!

    However, I have to agree with Dan on the High Heat.

    Bear
     
  16. Worse thing about our heat is the high humidity that goes with it.

    Gary
     
  17. flgatorguy87

    flgatorguy87 Fire Starter

    I think, as usual, this is dead on true from Chef Jimmy. I get them sometimes that are almost identical to a Ribeye and other times they are inconsistent and resemble a sliced roast. The title and often times lack of familiarity with the cut seems to give a large amount of leeway to the butcher/packer.
     

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