Cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly, steak and wine– some things just belong together. However, steak and wine can be expensive. To enjoy my red wine and steak on a family friendly budget and enjoy it more frequently I recently found a “drunk chuck” recipe. It combines marinating cost efficient chuck steak in your choice of red wine. It was amazing! It made the repeat recipe list!
1) Combine all the ingredients (except Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks) in a larger pot and whisk them together. Boil hard for about 10 minutes to reduce by about 1/3. This will get rid of most of the alcohol, extract flavor from the herbs and spices, and concentrate the wine a bit. Cool to room temp, about an hour.
2) Trim excess fat from the exterior of the Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks. With a sharp knife, score the surface of the Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks about 1/8″ deep by dragging the knife across it. Make these slits about 3/4″ apart on both sides– this will help marinade the Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks to achieve the full effect. Put the Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks in large zip lock bags- about 2 Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks per large zip lock bag. Add the marinade, zip up, and refrigerate for 2-12 hours. Turn the zip lock bags, with the Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks inside, occasionally. I also place the zip lock bags on a baking sheet to control any messy leaks.
3) Then grill or cook in oven for desired level!
1 bottle of red wine— being from Fallon, NV I recommend Churchill Vineyard’s Wine
1/2 cup ibalsamic
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
And of course, 4-6 Sanford Ranch’s chuck steaks