Jalapeño Ginger Honey-Seared Flat Iron Steaks = YUM.

Jalapeño Ginger Honey-Seared Flat Iron Steaks = YUM.

 Flat Iron steak is quickly becoming my favorite cut of beef. It’s super tender, very flavorful and retains the flavor of its marinade perfectly. Today honey, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and lime seemed like they needed to sit in a dish for a while and think about the choices they made. It worked out great – now they are best friends.

Flat Iron Steak – tips!

In order to infuse as much flavor as possible, first I rubbed on a dry marinade ((for 2-3 hours)) then I came back and added a wet marinade ((and let it sit another 2-3 hours)). Well, I did both of those steps — but the truth is, I didn’t have time to make the wet marinade earlier in the day, so I threw the steak and some chopped jalapeño, cilantro and garlic in an airtight container in hopes to start the process. Then, I came back a few hours later, blended & mixed and pour it over the steak.

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I think it worked out great, and I will follow those same steps every time…forever and ever amen!! I used 3 lbs of steak, thinking I would have some leftovers — but the kids were savages! They licked up every last bit. I was so tempted to add soy sauce to the marinade but I restrained myself & I am so glad I did!! The lime & honey combined with the garlic & cilantro gave the steak a perfectly balanced, clean flavor that reminded me of Thai food.

I love recipes that pack on the flavor without pulling out butter, sugar and salt to do the work. I paired this steak with the kids favorite veggie Shock & Awe asparagus and Oven Roasted Potato Tots ((I will share that simple recipe next)). What will you use to flavor your flat iron steak?

Jalapeño Ginger Honey-Seared Flat Iron Steak
Serves 6
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Prep Time
6 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
6 hr
Cook Time
15 min
480 calories
6 g
215 g
23 g
64 g
9 g
265 g
226 g
3 g
1 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480
Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 215mg
Sodium 226mg
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 64g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 lbs Flat Iron steak
  2. 1 bunch of cilantro
  3. 2 large jalapeños
  4. 5-6 cloves of garlic
  5. 2 T honey
  6. 2 limes, zested & juiced
  7. 2 T fresh ginger, peeled and left whole
  8. 2 T cooking oil
  9. sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place steaks & half of the bunch of cilantro (rough chopped), 3 cloves of garlic (rough chopped) and one jalapeño (sliced thick) in a covered airtight glass container in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  2. After 2-3 hours, prepare the marinade by placing remaining cilantro, garlic, whole jalapeño, honey, lime zest & juice and 1 T cooking oil into the food processor. Pulse until 1-2 minutes. Add approx 1/2 t sea salt and pepper. Remove the steak from the fridge and pour marinade on steak, rubbing the marinade into both sides of each steak. Cover and return to fridge for 3-4 hours.
  3. Prepare grill, grill on medium-high heat approximately 4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove steak from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. When ready to serve, slice perpendicular to the grain on a diagonal.
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