Chuck Steak Casserole

chuck steak casserole

Chuck steak is one of the cheapest big cuts of beef in your butcher shop. It’s such a forgiving cut of beef and you can do so many things with it but have you tried an ‘’authentic’’ Chuck Steak Casserole with it?
Casserole filled with chuck steak, a beautiful tomato and bechamel sauce and topped off with a lot of cheese straight from the BBQ. A must try recipe!

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Beef, Classic BBQ, Main Course, Steak
Cuisine American Barbecue, French
Servings 8
Calories 610 kcal



  • 60 grams butter
  • 300 grams bacon strips
  • 4 red onions rings
  • 1 white onions sliced
  • 800 ml passata tomato paste

Bechamel Sauce

  • 100 grams butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 150 ml milk


  • Fire up your grill and set it up for direct heat.
  • Season your chuck steak with salt and pepper.
  • Sear your steak on all sides for around 4/5 minutes to get a nice sear on the outside and let it rest on the board.


  • Chop 4 red onions into rings
  • Heat up a cast iron pan and put in a lumb of butter.
  • Render out the bacon strips.
  • Add the red onion and put everything in a bowl when the onion turns soft.
  • Use the bacon fat to fry the white onion until it's soft.
  • Add the Passata and season with salt and pepper.
  • Put a lit on the cast iron pan and let it come up to a boil.
  • Grab an oven tray and pour in the bacon and onion on the bottom.
  • Slice up the chuck in thick slices and layer it on top of the bacon and onion. The steak should be purple ( raw ) in de middle still.
  • Pour the passata sauce on top.
  • Bechamel Sauce
  • Add 100 grams of butter to a small pan and let it melt.
  • Add 4 tbsp of flour, mix it up and start mixing it untill you have a bechamel sauce. Measurements aren't sacred here. If it's to thick; add milk. Too thin; add flour.
  • Add the bechamel on top of the rest.


  • Add grated cheese on top and put it in an oven or reset your BBQ for indirect heat.
  • Let it sit there at a temperature of 160°C/320°F for around 45 minutes.
  • Take it off let it cool for a couple of minutes and scoop up a big piece of that cheese with bacon and steak!



Calories: 610kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 27gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1369mgPotassium: 1025mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1103IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Barbecue, Casserole, Cheese, cheese steak, Cheesesteak, lasagna
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