Spicy Flat Iron Steak Rub

Spicy Flat Iron Steak Rub

miki 8

"This is a super flavorful rub with a Southwest taste for flat iron steak. You can use this recipe for grilling, broiling or stove top (fry pan or stove top grill) cooking. The steak is also great served with a few slices of avocado on top. Let the rub sit for up to 2 days, if possible, for the best flavor."


40 m servings 586 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 40.4 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 47.2 g
  • 94%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, ancho chile powder, chipotle chile powder, salt-free seasoning blend, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Sprinkle over both sides of the steak, and rub into the meat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days.
  2. Before cooking, drizzle steak with vegetable oil, and rub the oil into the meat. Cook as desired.
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  1. 38 Ratings


I honestly have no idea what kind of steak we used with this rub, but I can't see how any other cut would be different, it was delicious! The brown sugar mellows out the spices, so it's not too ...

The title of this recipe is very misleading! This is actually little more than an all-purpose beef rub! I have used it on steaks and ribs, and it is fantastic. And yes, it is good on flat iro...

Fantastic rub! I doubled this and used it on baby back ribs, hubby liked it a lot. Best of all, it was salt-free. I did not use the vegetable oil. Despite the brown sugar, this is not a sweet ru...

Really good steak rub! I didn't have three kinds of chili powder on hand, so I just added 1 tbps of the plain old chili powder, and then a couple dashes of paprika, rosemary, thyme and cajun eac...

This was an excellent steak rub! I used top sirloin and made a few substitutions because I didn't have all the spices on hand. I used cajun seasoning instead of chipolte & ancho pepper and gar...

Too sweet. Less sugar would be better. Be carefull when hosting and serving this dish. Everyb0ody does not like sweet meat. I found this had to much sugar. I would reduce the sugar amount and th...

Good rub, if and only if you like the flavor of chili powder. It was a little to chili tasting for me, but the spice level was nice and I liked the sweetness of the brown sugar. Overall, it was ...

Very delicious! Spicy, yet sweet. My husband enjoyed it but thought it was a little too sweet--might want to reduce the sugar and add more spice.

I've given up making this every time I use it. I now quadruple it and keep it in my pantry so it's ready to go whenever I want it (all the time!) My variations on this are based on my pantry: I ...