Salty Sweet Flat Iron Steak


We love to grill things at our house and steak is high on our list!  But just throwing it on the grill doesn’t make for a succulent, melt in your mouth piece of meat – seasoning is a must!

This deliciously seasoned steak can be done on any cut of beef – I used a flat iron (one of our favorites).  It combines the flavors of sweet sugar with saltiness that compete and yet meld.

The key is to slather the ingredients on and let it permeate into the fibers of the meat.  What you get is a lusciously moist piece of meat and this one sends bursts of flavor to your taste buds!

What you need:

  • ½ to ¾ pound flat iron steak (or any steak you prefer)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke (like hickory)
  • 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt


How to Do it:

Mix the sugar, smoke and salt to make a paste.  Rub all sides of the meat.  Place in the refrigerator, uncovered for 12 hours, turning once half way through.

Heat the grill or start some charcoals – Cook over high heat, searing the outside.  Reduce the heat and cook to desired doneness.

(Click here for testing for doneness)

Serve 2

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4 Responses to Salty Sweet Flat Iron Steak

  1. Now that is a beautiful steak!

  2. Teresa says:

    We also love to grill at our house, and your recipe sounds just perfect for summer dinners. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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