Flat Iron Steak: Easy. Beautiful. Delicious.

The Flat Iron cut comes from the shoulder or chuck of the steer in the front quarter. Getting its name from the shape it takes when it’s cut into steaks, it sits right on top of the shoulder blade, opposite the mock tender. This steak was ignored for years because of a piece of connective tissue that ran through its center. But remove that tissue, to separate the roast into two distinct steak cuts, and the Flat Iron Steak was born. Perfect grilled or pan broiled, it has an easy-to-cook uniform thickness, even marbling, and rich flavor.

Ingredients for Restaurant Quality Flat Iron Steak

2 pounds of Flat Iron Steak

2 ½ TBSP olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

¼ tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

½ tsp fresh chives, chopped

¼ cup Cabernet Sauvignon

½ tsp salt

¾ tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp dry mustard powder



In small bowl, stir together olive oil, garlic, parsley, rosemary, chives, Cabernet, salt, pepper, and mustard powder. Place steak in a re-sealable bag and pour mixture over steak, thoroughly coating it. Press air out of the bag, zip, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks in the skillet for 3-4 minutes each side, or to desired doneness, 135 degrees F (57 degrees C) for medium-rare, at which the steaks taste best. Discard marinade, and let stand 5 minutes to keep in juices before serving. Your guests will rave and accuse you of bringing in takeout to pass off as your own.

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