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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rub steaks all over with beef bouillon powder.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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.

  • 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

633.8 calories; 48.3 g protein; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 154.9 mg cholesterol; 303.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2014
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 gobbled this up and hubby's already asking when we can have it again...a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2014
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 gobbled this up and hubby's already asking when we can have it again...a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
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 recipe will definitely be cooking this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
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 make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2016
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 is that I used a grill pan on the stove instead of an outdoor grill. The marinade makes it a restaurant-quality entree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2015
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 left. We all hovered over the one piece while I sliced it four ways. I can't wait to make this again! Read More
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