Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

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This pan-seared flat iron steak recipe is incredible, and it tastes delicious! How can you beat that? You can’t, so try this recipe out.

The Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak Recipe Almost Did Not Happen

The love for sharing great recipes, that I created, is immense within me. Also, I love being transparent with you all, and for that reason, I am here to tell you all that creating recipes does not always come easy.

The first time I made steak, I used an inside grill. The steak was not too bad, but there was room for improvement. Unfortunately, my steak-making abilities were not consistent.

So, believe me when I tell you that I had made some steaks that I am not too proud of. Also, I doers not help that I was not open-minded to eating any steak that was not well done.

Granted, I am still not eating any rare steak, but medium-well got me never want to eat a well done steak ever again.

My Worst Steak

Valentine’s Day is the worst day when you are making not-so-tasty steaks. Making steak and shrimp for babe, and the food comes out bad, is a humbling experience.

The steak and shrimp were too salty, the steak was overcooked and tough, and overall I was doing too much with the meal without using the proper techniques.

That day was years before I made this pan-seared flat iron steak recipe, which is absolutely great, but for a while, I figured that making steaks just was not for me.

My Motivation For The Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak Recipe

I said I was going to be transparent with you all. I have seen blogs ranking for flat iron steak keywords on Google, and I said, “I can rank on those keywords too”.

Then, I have seen their pictures, and I said, “I can make a better-looking steak than that”.

Finally, my arrogance got the best of me and I said, “I can make a pan-seared flat iron steak recipe that can destroy all the completion”.

Mind you, at this point, have years of experience in cooking since I last made a steak. Plus, I was willing to make a steak that was not well done.

By the way, YouTube is great for picking up techniques for any recipe, especially a recipe that involves steak.

Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak On A Cast Iron

There are multiple ways you can cook a steak. You can grill it, sauté it, smoke it, etc. but when the steak is pan-seared in a cast iron skillet it just hit differently.

Whether you are trying to make a rare steak, a well-done steak, even a burnt steak which I do not recommend making, cooking the steak in a cast iron skillet is going to give you some great results.

The reason for this is that cast iron distributes heat evenly throughout the skillet.

Also, the cast iron skillet retains heat at a good rate. This is important for developing that crust that everybody loves while you are making the pan-seared flat iron steak recipe.

If you have not tried the crust on your steak, then I recommend tasting it. It will change your life forever for the better.

The only downside is that with this pan-seared flat iron steak recipe, your steak will be addicting. This may cause you some problems if you are trying to lose weight.

All that flavor from that crispy crust, rare steak, or well-done, you will appreciate this pan-seared flat iron steak recipe.

Put some shrimps in that cast iron, and now you have a surf and turf dish that will hold the key to happiness.

What Is Medium-Rare For Steak? What Is A Rare Steak?

The difference between medium-rare and rare steak is the time it takes to cook the steak. This will lead to the steaks having different temperatures once the steak is done cooking.

The steaks are medium-rare when it is 130° to 135 °F. You can achieve a medium-rare steak by cooking each side for 2 minutes.

For your rare steak, you need to cook each side for one minute and 30 seconds.

How To Cook Flat Iron Steak

To comprehend how to cook a flat iron steak, you have to ask the question. “What is flat iron steak?” Flat iron steak is a cut of a steer that at one point was deemed to be unfit to be considered steak.

I do not know who came up to that conclusion, but their take did not age well.

The Wok-Seared Steak Versus Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

Some people pan-seared their steak, and some people wok-seared their steak.

Pans used for pan-searing have a flat bottom and moderately sloped walls. This will let any liquid rest evenly across the bottom of the pan.

On the contrary, a wok has a rounded bottom, so liquids focus in the center of the wok.

Making The Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak Recipe

Serving Size: 1

Steak Ingredients

  • .88-1Lb Ribeye Steak
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (1/2 Stick)
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme Or 1 Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Metal Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife

Making The Steak

Let your steak sit out until it is room temperature. This will help you get that delicious, golden crust.

Next, season the steak with salt and black pepper. Ensure that the steak is all the way covered with the seasoning.

We Are Not Making A Rare Steak

Add the oil to the cast iron skillet, and heat it up at the highest temperature that you can for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the steak to the cast iron skillet.

You should hear a loud sizzling noise as soon as you put the steak in the cast iron skillet.

Cook the steak for 3 minutes. Flip the steak over, and cook for one minute. After that, cook each side for 30 seconds, which will be a total of 2 minutes.

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Add The Rest Of The Ingredients

Once those sides are done, put the steak back on the side that was only cooked for 1 minute. Add the unsalted butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and red crushed pepper flake to the cast iron skillet.

The steak will now cook for 2 minutes. During that 2 minutes, baste the steak frequently. When I baste my steaks, I keep going until the 2 minutes are up.

Remove the steak from the cast iron skillet, and let it rest for at least 10 minutes.

The Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak Recipe Is Complete

Cut your steak and put some leftover butter sauce on your steak and enjoy!

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Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

This pan-seared flat iron steak recipe is incredible, and it tastes delicious! How can you beat that? You can't, so try this recipe out.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 53 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1372 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

Steak Ingredients

  • .88-1 Lb Ribeye Steak
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 1/2 Stick
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper
  • 2 Whole Rosemary Fresh
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme Alternative: 1 Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Whole Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions
 

Making The Steak

  • Let your steak sit out until it is room temperature. This will help you get that delicious, golden crust.
  • Next, season the steak with salt and black pepper. Ensure that the steak is all the way covered with the seasoning.

Preparing The Cast Iron Skillet

  • Add the oil to the cast iron skillet, and heat it up at the highest temperature that you can for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the steak to the cast iron skillet.
  • You should hear a loud sizzling noise as soon as you put the steak in the cast iron skillet.
  • Cook the steak for 3 minutes. Flip the steak over, and cook for one minute. After that, cook each side for 30 seconds, which will be a total of 2 minutes.

Add The Rest Of The Ingredients

  • Once those sides are done, put the steak back on the side that was only cooked for 1 minute. Add the unsalted butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and red crushed pepper flake to the cast iron skillet.
  • The steak will now cook for 2 minutes. During that 2 minutes, baste the steak frequently. When I baste my steaks, I keep going until the 2 minutes are up.
  • Remove the steak from the cast iron skillet, and let it rest for at least 10 minutes.

Prepare To Eat

  • Cut your steak and put some leftover butter sauce on your steak and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1372kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 81gFat: 116gSaturated Fat: 56gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 49gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 364mgSodium: 2550mgPotassium: 1149mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1691IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Flat Iron Steak Recipe, Pan-Seared Flat Iron, Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak, Seared Flat Iron, Seared Flat Iron Steak
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