Flat Iron Steak
Flat Iron Steak
I don’t eat steak often, but when I do, I love grilling flat iron steak to a medium finish. Simply rub with olive oil and steak seasoning, throw on the grill, cook until your desired doneness, gather around The Table Together and dinner is served!
Yield: 6 servings
Oven: 400ºF BBQ
Preparation time: 5 minutes + 10 minutes rest at room temperature
Cook Time: 15 minutes (medium)
2, 1 1/2-pound flat iron steak
steak seasoning, as desired
olive oil, as desired
1. Preheat a BBQ to medium – high (approximately 400ºF).
2. 30 minutes before grilling, remove steak from the refrigerator and discard the casing. Cover with paper towels and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
3. When ready to grill, season with steak seasoning and generously rub both sides with olive oil being careful to not cross contaminate – see kitchen note.
4. Place steak on preheated (around 400ºF) grill, close the lid and allow to cook until grill marks appear, approximately 8 minutes. Flip and cook the second side until cooked to desired doneness, approximately 5 additional minutes for medium – see kitchen note.
5. Remove from grill, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
6. Using a carving knife and fork, thinly slice and serve.
Kitchen Note: When cooking with raw meat, I always keep one hand clean so that I can season without cross contaminating.
Depending on your desired doneness, cook steaks until an inserted meat thermometer registers: Rare: 125ºF. Medium – Rare: 130 – 135ºF. Medium: 135 – 140ºF. Medium Well: 140ºF – 150ºF. Well: 155ºF +. Keep in mind that when you pull the meat, as it rests (approximately 5 minutes) carry over cooking will occur raising the temperature a few additional degrees.