Flat iron steak with balsamic reduction

    40 min

    A peppercorn-crusted flat iron steak is pan seared then drizzled with a sweet and savoury syrup. This dish is simple, impressive and delicious!

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1.4kg flat iron steak
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground mixed peppercorns
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 240ml balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Brush steak with olive oil, then press into ground peppercorns and season with salt; set aside. Melt butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add flat iron steak and cook to desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
    2. Once the steak has finished cooking, remove to a plate and keep warm. Stir the minced garlic into the pan and cook over medium heat until the garlic begins to brown around the edges, about 1 minute. Pour in the balsamic vinegar; increase heat to medium-high and simmer until the vinegar has reduced by half.
    3. Thinly slice the flat iron steak across the grain and arrange on a serving platter. Pour the reduced balsamic on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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    I must say the balsamic vineagar is very strong, almost too strong for the meat. I added mushrooms and onions to the vineagar mix which ended up being the best part. I also agree with another reviewer, four minutes on each side isn't enough...of course it does depend on the thickness of the steak. I served this with baked potatoes and putting the balsamic mixture/onions/mushrooms/ was the best part. I'm not ready to give up on this recipe, but it needs some tinkering.  -  26 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious Delicious Delicious!!!! I made this with a simple green salad and oh my word!!! We all loved it! The pepper really added zest to the steak and that reduction...I can't wait to try it on chicken!  -  02 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is for black pepper lovers only!!! If yopu like a great seasoned steak try this. Use the salad spritzers balsalmic vinegrete spray or salad dressing as your marinade. season with mccormicks grillmates hamburger seasoning it has the best mix for steak we have found. than cook to your liking. there is no wasting of exspensive oils or anything. but the taste is simply awesume!!!!  -  01 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)