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Western Style Flat Iron Steaks

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Flat iron steaks are a tender cut of meat from the top blade or shoulder of the chuck portion, usually in a triangle shape resembling an iron, hence the name. I use a variety of common spices to create my zesty rub/marinade."
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50 m servings 634
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Rub steaks all over with beef bouillon powder.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Whisk olive oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, molasses, paprika, onion powder, cumin, cilantro, black pepper, and sage together in a shallow baking dish until marinade is thick and well-combined. Place steaks in marinade and turn to coat completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature to marinate meat, about 15 minutes.
  4. Cook the steaks on the preheated grill, basting frequently with marinade, until steaks start to firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 6 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove steaks to a plate and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 634 calories; 44.2 12.8 48.3 155 303 Full nutrition

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FANTASTIC! Made exactly as written except for halving the recipe for a 1# flat iron steak and marinating it all day long. So super moist, tender and just absolutely delicious! The whole family g...

So delicious! Was a complete hit! Followed the recipe exactly with the exception of a little less garlic and no sage only because I didn't have any and still turned out great! Thanks for this...

I made these for dinner and was very impressed with the results. I didn't have cilantro, so I snipped in some fresh chives. The only other difference in prep from the way the recipe was written ...

Made almost as directed. marinade seemed a little scant, so couldn't baste while cooking. What we liked about it was that no one flavor stood out, it was just a unique flavor. Will certainly mak...

This was sooo delicious! One of the best steak marinades I've ever tasted. I rarely try recipes with only one review but I'm glad I did. The kids came back for seconds but it was only one steak ...