Diced Chuck Steak
Available for delivery:
Tuesday to Saturday
From the fore end of the animal, this cut has good marbling and is packed with flavour. Perfect for slow cooking - casseroles, stews and pot-roasts.
As with any cut, take your meat out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking to come to room temperature. Remember, meat is a muscle and needs to relax before it is cooked.
Tips for stewing: Keep the meat in fairly big chunks, around 5cm (2in) cubes. This helps retain succulence. Start by browning the meat quickly at a high temperature in a little oil. This will help the meat develop a crust while keeping the inside pink. The crust is key to flavouring the dish. Add some vegetables - an onion or two, always - some herbs, a little stock and seasoning if required. Whether on the hob or in the oven, cook slowy (a good rule of thumb, is 2 hours) at a very low temperature (oven 140°C) until tender.
Although we prefer meat wrapped in butcher's paper, we decided to vacuum pack our nationwide deliveries in order to help prolong shelf life and reduce leakages in transit. Refrigerate as soon as your order arrives. Please see the labels for use by dates.