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Flat Iron Steak with Three Pepper Rub

Danny Jaye

"A simple blend of spices combines to make a wonderful rub for steak. Can be used on any steak but it's best on flat iron or flank steak."
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2 h 15 m servings 295 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 295 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 882 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir together the paprika, salt, sugar, chili powder, chipotle powder, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin in a small bowl until blended. Rub the seasoning mix all over the flat iron steaks, then wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator 2 to 8 hours (the longer the better).
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Cook the steaks on the preheated grill until cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium. Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes in a warm location before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 129 Ratings

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It is really a shame that people who simply did not care for the cut of beef suggested by the person who submitted this recipe gave this a low rating because the rub itself is fantastic. The ble...

Most helpful critical review

Tasted like taco seasoning on steak.

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It is really a shame that people who simply did not care for the cut of beef suggested by the person who submitted this recipe gave this a low rating because the rub itself is fantastic. The ble...

I created this recipe and just wanted to offer a different spin on it. Replace the brown sugar with peach jello powder, sounds weird but gives a nice back flavor to it.

Excellent & easy. This tastes as good as any pricey restaurant steak. Thanks for the great recipe. Grilling tip: leave the meat out of the fridge for about 30 min before grilling. It's easi...

I've never reviewed a recipe on here before, but this recipe definitely warrants a review. I cut the salt in half and used white pepper instead of reg. pepper for more kick. I made two types o...

Great, simple, southwestern taste. I didn't have chilpotle pepper or onion powder. I used minced onion instead. Came out great. We used the rub also on chicken breast tenders and bbq. My fa...

Excellent! When I cook, one of my favorite things to do is to try things that I've never thought of but seem just crazy enough to work. Doesn't always pan out, but I took Danny Jaye's tip on usi...

Yum! Loved it. I seared and broiled the steak as I can't figure out my barbeque :) Still delicious!

Wow, delicious and easy. I tenderized the steaks after I'd applied the rub and they were phenominal!

Excellent & easy! I put this rub on a flank steak the night before I served it and it gave the a great spicy flavor without being overpowering. I look forward to trying this rub on other cuts ...