I’m so excited about the meal I made Saturday evening that I just have to tell you about it.
While in the meat section at Kroger, I found an interesting cut that looked like a tenderloin but was much less expensive. It’s called a flat iron steak, and apparently it’s a new kind of cut – very tender and very reasonably priced. The one I bought cost about $6 and comfortably fed three of us.
The label recommended grilling the meat and provided a recipe for a Southwest rub. I almost didn’t make the rub because the ingredients looked so spicy. (My daughter isn’t a picky eater, but she doesn’t enjoy getting her tastebuds burnt off.) I’d also found a red wine sauce recipe but didn’t have some of key ingredients, so I decided to go with the rub and let her fill up on potatoes and veggies if she didn’t like the meat.
It was delicious! Not too spicy at all – Little One gobbled hers up. And it made the house smell great for the rest of the weekend. I served the steak with roasted potatoes and some frozen mixed veggies, and we enjoyed one of the better meals we’ve had in a long time. Here’s the recipe!
Flat Iron Steak with Southwest Rub
- 1 – 1 ½ pound Flat Iron steak
- 2 Tablespoons Chili powder
- 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (I used a little more because I looooove garlic)
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar (I used balsamic)
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (I used red pepper flakes)
- Mix the rub ingredients together in a small bowl
- Heat the grill (I used a range-top grill pan)
- Slather 1/2 of the rub on one side of the steak
- Grill steak seasoned side down and slather the top with the rest of the rub
- Turn once to grill the other side, until the steak is medium rare
- Remove from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving