In a steak tenderness comparison test the National Cattleman's Beef Association found that flat iron steaks are the second most tender cut of beef, right behind a tender filet.
Not only are flat iron steaks tender but they also offer you a great beefy flavor that is matched by a few other steaks. Flat Irons are also ideal for grilling because of their uniform thickness and rectangular shape.
Below you will find our recommended grilling techniques for flat iron steaks.
Season or marinate flat irons and let them sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
- Set up a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling.
- Place steaks on grill and flip about every 2 minutes (avoid grill flare-ups if possible).
- It is difficult to measure the internal temperature of thin steaks, so we recommend cutting a small piece of the steak and peek inside to determine rareness of steak. (We recommend, medium to medium rare).
- Let steak sit for up to 5 minutes before enjoying!