By Nikki Jardin

Chuck steaks come from the shoulder part of the cow, a muscle that is well-worked. This makes steaks cut from the chuck full of muscle fibers that need to be broken down to yield a more tender meat. This is mainly done by a slow, low-heat roasting method. But you can broil chuck steak and still have a tender meat by selecting the right cut of chuck and tenderizing with a marinade before cooking.

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Broil a Chuck Steak

Step 1

Combine the orange juice, Worcestershire and soy sauces with the garlic salt and lemon pepper to make a marinade.

Step 2

Marinate chuck steak for at least three hours before broiling. Don't get rid of the liquid when it's time to cook the steak; you'll want to add it into the broiling pan for basting.

Step 3

Place the chuck steak into the pan. Coat liberally with the remainder of the marinade and put the pan on the second rack of the oven under the broiler.

Step 4

Broil for five to eight minutes and then turn the steak, making sure to baste the top with the marinade from the pan.

Step 5

Cook for another five minutes or until its done. The timing will depend on the thickness of the steak. After five minutes check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The beef needs to be at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for safe serving.