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Flat Iron, Grilled Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Flat Iron, Grilled

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"With flat iron steak you have all the tenderness of filet, but you must provide the flavor with marinades or rubs."

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Original recipe makes 4 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Lay steaks out on a platter and allow to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Whisk together the olive oil, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Evenly rub one side of each steak with the mixture.
  5. Lay the steaks on the hot grill with the seasoned-side facing up for 2 minutes. Flip and sear the seasoned side about 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer steaks to preheated oven; bake to desired doneness, seasoned-side up, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well. Allow to rest 3 to 4 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2008

This is the same recipe I use minus the lime juice. Must be that 71759 doesn't know how to cook a flat iron steak. Never had one that was tough. The trick to cooking flat iron steaks is low heat and turn often.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2008

The rub was okay, But the first reveiwer as never had a real "flat iron" steak. I have never had a tough one... Ask your butcher for a true flat iron, and you will not be let down. These are one of the most tender steaks I've ever eaten....


10 Ratings

Sep 09, 2011

Wow! My hubby took one bite into this steak and went berzerk -- he declared it the BEST fajita meat he'd ever eated. It was *that* good. The only variation I made to the recipe was to decrease the brown sugar by half. Other than that, the only thing I did differently was to "grill" it in the oven @ 400 for about 20 minutes on a panini grill, rather than cooking it outside. Although this recipe is not designated a "fajita" recipe, we found the flatiron steak with this marinade worked perfectly for that. Thanks for this -- we highly recommend it!

Jan 08, 2008

Flat Iron Steak is cut from the shoulder of a steer and is the second most tender cut after the tenderloin. It is often described as having both the tenderness of a ribeye or strip steak while still having the full-flavored character of a sirloin or skirt steak. It has a large band of connective tissue running down the center that must be removed - hopefully by your butcher. Searing steak on the grill or stovetop (in the right size pan) and finishing in the oven is a very common method of preparation. Finishing the steak in the oven prevented the wonderful crust on the steak from burning on the grill. Excellent recipe, this is a keeper.

Nov 04, 2010

We've used this recipe numerous times. It makes a delicious flat iron steak! The only change we make is in the cooking method. We still sear the steak on each side. But instead of moving it to the oven, we turn down the heat on the grill to about medium and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes on each side.

Nov 07, 2012

This is a really good seasoning for this steak. First time we have ever tried flat iron steak and I have to say, if you can't have ribeye, this is pretty darn good! It was tender and the seasoning gave it a really good taste. I could not grill on the grill, so I just cooked in the oven slowly. Very good!!

Aug 26, 2009

Very nice flavor .... but grills vary in temperature so, for me, this timing resulted in rare beef. Next time I will cook it on the grill 4 to 5 minutes per side then into the 400 oven for 10 minutes. the Flat Iron beef is really a great choice and is quite tender but must be seared to seal in the flavors and should be served at least medium rare.

Aug 21, 2014

Very tender with great flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 1071 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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