How to Cook Flat Iron Steak

This variety of meat can be prepared by a variety of methods it is affordable as it is priced very economically.

As many shoppers are not sure of how to cook the flat iron stakes it is often overlooked on the shelf. This meat is cut from the cows shoulder and it’s a new entrant in the market. It derives its name from its appearance. It has a shape of the ancient irons which were flat in shape. This meat is without bones and the packaging has a shape of a brisket. All the recipes which have requirement for flat cut of meat can make good use of this like the stakes or the flanks.


  • brown sugar – three tablespoons
  • pepper
  • salt
  • a pinch of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil – two tablespoons
  • flat iron steaks – one lb
  • steak seasoning – one tablespoon


The meat can be grilled both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors the steaks can be done on your charcoal grill. Indoors you can make use of whichever grill you are already using or you can buy an indoor grill. You can either rub pepper and salt on your meat before grilling or you can use a homemade rub or a readymade one bought from the market. It can add flavour to the steak. The rub can be easily and quickly made at home.

What You’ll Need

  • a little bit of garlic powder
  • a dash of ginger
  • Worchester sauce – one tablespoon
  • lime juice – half cup
  • brown sugar – half cup


  1. Before grilling the iron steaks you can marinate them. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on the meat all over. Keep this in a dish and cover it with a lid or keep it in a fridge bag preferably plastic and leave it for two to three hours or it can even be left overnight to marinade before cooking it.
  2. After marinating grill your steaks for five to six minutes on both sides. Don’t overcook this meat as it would taste the best when done medium or slightly rare. Over cooked it gets leathery. Make a diagonal cut on the steak.
  3. You can even broil the steak. Prepare the stakes as you had done it for grilling use the same method and ingredients. Now take a broiler pan line it with a foil approximately four to five inches distance from the top of the pan. Now on each side broil it for about five to six minutes.


  1. Apply the salt and the seasoning and then take a big pan for frying.
  2. Pour the oil in it.
  3. Once the oil is heated put the steaks in it and fry on both sides for approximately five minutes each.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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