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Cuban Flat Iron Steak

By Mara Fleishman, February 2, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Do you have the winter culinary blahs? Are you tired of the same old soups, stews and crock pot delights? Bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient featuring Flat Iron Steak. We chose flat iron steaks—often compared to the texture and flavor of strip steaks— for their tenderness, meatiness and budget-friendly price. Plus, remember our strict Quality Standards for meat:
  • No antibiotics ever
  • No added hormones
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Plant 3rd-party audited for food safety*
A quick marinade inspired by a traditional Cuban Mojo (not to be confused with the minty and limey mojito cocktail) infuses the steaks with citrus and garlic tenderizing the steaks and adding sunny flavor. One bite and we know you’ll get your mojo back! Get the Recipe: Cuban-Style Flat Iron Steak *Approved audit companies include Steritech, Silliker, NSF and AIB.




janet says ...
oppps, I don't think that Flat Iron steak is vegetarian!
02/02/2009 12:10:09 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@janet As per our Meat Standards, the animals are fed a vegetarian diet. But yes, you are correct - Flat Iron Steak itself is not vegetarian. :)
02/02/2009 3:25:40 PM CST
Kristy says ...
can I get a printed copy of this recipe?
02/02/2009 4:52:25 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Kristy You can print the recipe from the recipe page link above.
02/02/2009 5:01:57 PM CST
Bettie says ...
Janet, I think they meant that the cattle had vegetarian diets.
02/04/2009 4:26:24 PM CST
Marilyn says ...
Great easy 'mojo' for pork loin/chops too. Probably would also work with 'meaty' fish like Tuna, Swordfish, Salmon as well. This is a keeper. Thanks. Love the store.
02/04/2009 5:12:55 PM CST
Linda says ...
Do you have the nutritional values for the recipe?
02/04/2009 10:26:05 PM CST
Keith Seegers says ...
Ok, I like to scan things first to see if this is something I would like. The recipe looks great. The ingredints are not too complicated or exotic and I love the idea off using a cheaper cut of meat which you can do with marinades. What the heck is a "Flat Iron Steak". Is it your special cut? Is it your brand of something that's frozen. Are there substitures? I don't think Flat Iron Steak apears on any meat chart. If this is a convience product tell me clearly. I am sure it is in the video or somewere but it seems like you are trying to hide something with a special name. Those who know foods, which I suspect is much of your cliental, don't appreciate "mystery meat" titles.
02/05/2009 9:34:40 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Keith The flat iron steak is a cut of steak from the shoulder of a steer and is often used as an inexpensive, but flavorful cut of meat due to its significant amount of marbling.
02/05/2009 11:10:43 AM CST
Aneesah says ...
Would it be possible to get calorie and nutrition information on your recipes.
02/05/2009 11:15:07 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Linda and @Aneesah Most of all the recipes on our website have nutritional information available on the recipe page. We are working to verify a few things about the Cuban Flat Iron Steak recipe before posting up the info. We'll keep you posted on when it goes up!
02/05/2009 12:29:22 PM CST
EMD says ...
Feeding cattle a "vegetarian" diet isn't such a great recommendation. Lord knows, cows aren't carnivores. Neither are they naturally eaters of grain (read corn and soy). If the description said "grass fed and grass finished", that would be a real recommendation. (Read Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food".
02/05/2009 12:29:56 PM CST
Epicurious says ...
Ha! "Flat iron steak" has been a very popular steak cut in restaurants for years & I'm delighted Whole Foods carries it. Please at least do a Google seach before whipping out the conspiracy theories.
02/06/2009 2:50:32 PM CST
Bren says ...
bay leaf would have been a great addition to the marinade as well. Being Cuban, we add bay leaf to a lot of our seasonings, especially to our meats! It's just soo good. Nice recipe. Pretty bona fide :)
02/09/2009 10:37:03 AM CST
bill mcmillan says ...
we are going to Harry's Whole Foods Market in Alpharetta, Ga. this weekend---can we request a flat iron steak be cut for us if they don't carry?---also, there are many recipes but what is a cuban flat iron recipe. thanks
11/12/2009 4:53:51 PM CST