Budget Baked Chuck Steak Dinner in Foil

Budget Baked Chuck Steak Dinner in Foil
The Spruce
  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
530 Calories
26g Fat
32g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 530
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 1263mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 42g
Calcium 86mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A thick, budget-friendly chuck steak or 7-bone steak makes a tender, delicious family meal using this easy oven method. This recipe has long been a popular way to cook the tougher but flavorful chuck cut, probably dating back to the 1960s. The beef chuck is baked in a foil package with potatoes, carrots, and celery, along with a package of dry onion soup mix for flavor.

The steak and vegetables are wrapped in foil, making a whole dinner in a package. The dinner is baked to perfection until the steak is fall-apart tender. It's a super easy way to cook a whole meal, and your family will love it. 

Serve this easy budget steak dinner with freshly baked biscuits or crusty bread.


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  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds chuck steak (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 carrots (halved lengthwise and cut into quarters)
  • 2 ribs celery (cut into sticks)
  • 3 medium potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Budget Baked Chuck Steak Dinner in Foil Recipe ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Tear off a 2- to 3-foot length of 18-inch-wide heavy-duty aluminum foil.

    Cooking foil
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  4. Place the steak in the center of the foil and sprinkle with onion soup mix.

    Chuck steak seasoned with onion soup mix
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  5. Cover the meat with the vegetables. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt and paprika.

    Veggies and chuck steak in foil
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  6. Fold foil over and seal it well to hold in juices.

    Chuck steak in foil
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  7. Place the foil package in a large, shallow baking pan or roasting pan.

    Chuck steak in foil on baking pan
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  8. Bake the steak and vegetables in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the chuck steak is very tender.

    Cooked Budget Chuck Steak Dinner
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  9. Serve and enjoy.


  • Add diced rutabaga, turnips, or parsnips to the package along with the potatoes and carrots.