Easy Flat Iron Steak in Wine Sauce


This simple flat iron steak stays tender in a delicious wine sauce, and is a sure jaw dropper.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
2 steaks


  • 2 (6 ounce) flat iron steaks

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup dry red wine

  • 1 cup sliced portobello mushrooms


  1. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature.

  2. Stir together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground paprika, salt, mustard powder, and garlic powder in a small bowl to make a paste.

  3. Prick steaks all over with a fork and rub them well with the spice rub paste, working the rub into the meat.

  4. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat and add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Heat oil until it just begins to smoke and quickly sear the steaks until the outside has browned but the center is still blood red and just warmed, 2-3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 115 degrees F (46 degrees C).

  5. Remove steaks from skillet with tongs. Pour the dry red wine into the skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir in the sliced portobello mushrooms, and cook and stir until mushrooms are cooked and have released their liquid, about 5 minutes.

  6. Return steaks to the skillet on top of the mushroom-wine sauce. Reduce heat to LOW and cook until sauce reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove steaks to serving platter and pour mushroom sauce over steaks to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

711 Calories
55g Fat
9g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 711
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 1280mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 426mg 9%

* 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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