Spicy Flat Iron Steak Rub

Spicy Flat Iron Steak Rub

29 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  miki

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 spicy or sweet. Hubby and I are trying to alter our diet a little so I went for a rub on our lean steaks instead of a marinade with a bunch of oil. I sprayed both sides of the meat with olive oil cooking spray before putting it on the grill and served over a nice big salad. Wonderful flavor, will definitely make again soon.



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 iron steaks as well.



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 rub, it has a spicy warmth from the peppers, but it wsn't hot. Love this rub. Thanks! I might try this with chicken too.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 586 cal
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 40.4 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs
  • 9.4 g
  • 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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