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Perfect Flat Iron Steak Recipe

Perfect Flat Iron Steak

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"This recipe was created from a combination of different recipes that I read when I was looking for the perfect iron steak. I combined, adjusted, and finally perfected it to my taste. I'm sure you will love it as well. After all it is perfection."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    2 hrs 28 mins


  1. Place the steak inside of a large resealable bag. In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, garlic, parsley, rosemary, chives, Cabernet, salt, pepper and mustard powder. Pour over the steak in the bag. Press out as much air as you can and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the steak in the hot skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or to your desired degree of doneness. Discard the marinade. These steaks taste best at medium rare. Allow them to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 26, 2007

I'm a Texas boy and I've eaten nothing but grilled steaks my whole life. I was really unsure about the marinade and pan frying a steak but decided to take a gamble. Boy, was I surprised, the steaks turned out tender and juicy with the perfect flavor to accent the great taste of the meat, not over powering, and defiantly not undetectable. If you are looking for a restaurant quality steak without having to own a grill, this is it. 5 Stars all the way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2007

This was an o.k recipe. I followed the directions exactly and we couldn't figure out the taste. We thought either it has too much mustard or I let it marinade too long (I put it to marinade in the morning and we didn't end up grilling it until the next day for lunch. I might try it again with less mustard or with prepared mustard next time.

Oct 13, 2007

I know that flat iron steaks are the new "in" steaks nowadays, so I was keen at trying them as I never had one. I came across this recipe and decided to take a ride to my local butcher's. I brought the steaks home and followed the recipe to a tee. The outcome was great! The steaks had a wonderful flavor from the marinade and were very juicy and tender. I cooked them medium rare (one medium) and they were perfect. I sautéed some button mushrooms in butter, olive oil and onion powder and served a small amount on top of the steak. I would make this recipe again and also use this cut of steak again.

Oct 12, 2007

Oh my God, this was incredible. The best flat iron steak I have every had. My hat goes off to cocinajnots. The taste was dancing in my mouth. Don’t change a thing. I just finish dinner and had to come and post this.

Jan 02, 2008

My mother-in-law sent this recipe to me recently. While over at her house during the holidays, she made this for the family. It was WONDERFUL! I ate it up. It was nice, because she could cook the meat to the "doneness" of everyone's liking. My husband and I prefer medium-rare or medium-well. My in-laws prefer their meat more well-done. It was SO tender! She, too, followed the recipe to a tee. I will definitely be looking for flat-iron steak at the grocer in the very near future.

Mar 24, 2008

This was a very easy and flavorful recipe. I did add a little more garlic and rosemary than called for, but that's because I like my flavors a little intense. I also used the pan scrapings to make a simple wine and mushroom gravy to round it out. Thanks for the recipe.

Mar 11, 2008

Very good recipie just the way it is. I sauted some mushrooms and made mashed potatoes to go with the steaks and it was wonderful!

Jan 01, 2008

This was a pretty good recipe. I only give it 4 stars because it seems like something is missing. As someone else said, you are sort of trying to figure out the taste. I'll try other things to add or take out. A pretty good steak though.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

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

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