Sizzling Success: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking a Flat Iron Steak

At Chapman 3C Cattle Company, we take pride in delivering premium, grass-fed, grain-finished beef straight from our ranch in Texas to your doorstep. Our flat iron steak is a culinary gem, prized for its tenderness and rich flavor. Join us as we walk you through a foolproof method for cooking this delectable cut to perfection. Get ready to elevate your steak game and impress your taste buds with every savory bite!

Step 1: Prepare Your Flat Iron Steak

  • Remove the flat iron steak from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Pat the steak dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
  • Season the steak generously with salt and pepper on both sides. For added flavor, you can also use your favorite steak seasoning blend.

Step 2: Preheat Your Grill or Pan

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400-450°F) or heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop.
  • If using a grill, make sure the grates are clean and well-oiled to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Grill or Sear Your Steak

  • Place the seasoned flat iron steak on the preheated grill or in the hot skillet.
  • Cook the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy – the internal temperature should reach 130-135°F for medium-rare.

Step 4: Rest Your Steak

  • Once the steak is cooked to your liking, remove it from the grill or skillet and transfer it to a cutting board.
  • Tent the steak loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a juicier and more flavorful steak.

Step 5: Slice and Serve

  • After resting, slice the flat iron steak against the grain into thin strips. This helps ensure tenderness and makes for easier chewing.
  • Serve the sliced steak immediately, garnished with fresh herbs or a drizzle of your favorite steak sauce, if desired.


Congratulations! You've successfully cooked Chapman 3C Cattle Company's Flat Iron Steak to perfection. With our premium, grass-fed, grain-finished beef, every bite is a testament to the quality and care that goes into raising our cattle. Whether you're grilling for a crowd or enjoying a quiet dinner at home, our flat iron steak is sure to be a hit. Order yours today and experience the unbeatable flavor of Texas beef, delivered straight to your door!

Happy grilling!

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