The Flat Iron steak (also known as a top blade steak) is an under-appreciated steak that has been gaining in popularity in recent years as an intensely flavored and economical alternative to more expensive cuts. The Flat Iron is a nicely marbled cut from the shoulder and when cooked properly, a Flat Iron steak turns out tender and juicy. This steak is great on its own or used in tacos or sandwiches.
Cooking Tips: The flat iron steak can benefit from a marinade or a dry rub, much like a Flank Steak, but can also be grilled with a simple coating of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sear at high heat then finish at a lower temperature to bring out the best flavor of this cut. Just don’t overcook because it can turn out a little tough. We do not recommend cooking Flat Iron beyond medium; in fact, our preferred temperature is medium rare or around 135 F (60 C).