We grilled a flatiron steak after 16 hours in “World’s Best Marinade,” and here is what we thought…….
If you’ve been on Pinterest for any length of time, you’ve likely seen the viral recipe, “World’s Best Steak Marinade in Existence.” I decided to try this marinade on flatiron steak (more than once), and decided to share my thoughts here on the blog. First, I’ll address some basic questions that some might have.
What is Flatiron Steak?
Flat Iron steak is the second most tender cut after the tenderloin. It’s often considered to be an ultra tender alternative to the ribeye.
Is flatiron steak the same as flank steak?
No, they are not the same. The flank steak is leaner than the flat iron, but both are flavorful and tender. Below are some of the cuts of beef explained.
What is The difference between flatiron steak, hanger steak, flank steak and skirt steak?
- Flatiron Steak: A flat muscle off the shoulder blade. This cut is known for being tender. It is best marinaded and grilled.
- Hanger Steak: This cut “hangs” between the tenderloin and the rib, encircled by the rib cage. It is tender & flavorful, but expensive (one hanger steak per cow). It is often seasoned and skillet seared (for steak frites) or broiled.
- Flank Steak: This cut lies on the belly close to the hind legs. It is super lean and needs to be marinaded and sliced very thinly across the grain. It is often used in fajitas and stir-frys.
- Skirt Steak: Long, thin, and fibrous, this is actually the cow’s diaphragm. It is a chewy piece of meat that really requires tenderizing (whacking with a meat mallet) and marinading. This is the traditional cut used for fajitas.
How long should you marinade a flatiron steak?
12-24 hours is plenty of time to marinade a flatiron steak. Too much longer than 24 hours could result in over tenderizing and making the steak mushy.
Home Grown Beef is the Best
High quality beef makes a difference. The flatiron in the photo below was the BEST cut of flatiron we’ve ever made. This meat came from Shipley Farms Beef. We are friends with Gray Shipley whose family has owned the farms for decades. The Shipley Farms flatiron was delicious, tender, and flavorful. This is not surprising, as there is no better beef to be had than that from Shipley Farms.
Is The Best Steak Marinade in Existence Really the Best?
My opinion is simply my own; however, I do enjoy and highly recommend The Best Steak Marinade in Existence. It packs a big bang for those with palates that like to “taste the marinade” when they eat meat (this would be me).
A Video of Me Making The World’s Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Another Steak Marinade I Love and Recommend
If I had to name a favorite, my vote would be for the Kensington Club Steak Marinade, which you can read about by clicking the link that will take you to my blog post.
My Favorite Carving Board and Serving Platter
I absolutely love my Williams’-Sonoma carving board:-). We use it every time we grill meat. The side channels prevent juices from spilling, and the meat is so easy to slice. The link to my exact board is below (WS has MANY boards; it took me awhile to find this one when my friend recommended it:-).
I’d LOVE to hear back from any of you who have thoughts or opinions on the topic. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a joyful, blessed, and savvy day!!!
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 112 Total Fat 10g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 6mg Sodium 451mg Carbohydrates 3g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 3g