Flat Iron Steaks with Grilled Corn and Cumin-Lime Butter
Ingredients icon 13 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 servings
Time icon 55 to 60 minutes


  • 4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)

  • 6 ears fresh sweet corn, in husks

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 medium poblano pepper

  • 1 small red finger chili (cayenne) pepper or serrano pepper

  • Lime wedges

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lime peel

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Pull back husks from corn, leaving husks attached. Remove and discard corn silk. Bring husks back up around corn; tie in place with kitchen string or strips of corn husk. Soak corn in cold water 30 minutes or up to several hours.

  2. Combine rub ingredients. For Cumin-Lime Butter, combine 2 teaspoons rub mixture, butter and lime juice in small bowl; set aside. Press remaining rub evenly onto beef steaks. Cover and refrigerate steaks 30 minutes.

  3. Remove corn from water. Place on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; grill, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. About 15 minutes before corn is done, move ears to outer edge of grid. Place poblano and finger chili pepper in center of grid; grill poblano pepper 10 to 15 minutes and chili pepper 5 minutes or until skins are completely blackened, turning occasionally. Place peppers in food-safe plastic bag; close bag. Set aside.

  4. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

  5. Remove and discard husks from corn. Cover and refrigerate 2 steaks, 2 ears corn and grilled peppers to use in Steak and Grilled Corn Tortillas. Carve remaining 2 steaks into slices. Squeeze lime wedges over beef, as desired. Spread Cumin-Lime Butter over remaining 4 ears corn. Season beef and corn with salt and black pepper, as desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 333 calories; 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 86 mg cholesterol; 84 mg sodium; 2 g carbohydrate; 3.2 g fiber; 25 g protein; 4.8 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.6 mg iron; 33 mcg selenium; 8.1 mg zinc.

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