For this I did a light rub on a Flat Iron steak, which is one of my favorite cuts for grilling. I didn’t want to overpower the flavor of the meat so I sprinkled on some sea salt, a little smoked paprika, and some coarsely ground black pepper. It’s a good idea to pull a steak out of the fridge for a while to take the chill off before you grill it up, and I like to let a rub soak in for a good 20 minutes to let the flavors meld. My preference for grilling is always medium rare, but this cut will still be tender if you let it go a little longer (not too much longer–if you are going to eat a nice piece of steak, overcooking it is a terrible idea…just saying).
I let the steak rest for ten minutes and then sliced it across the grain, and piled it on warm tortillas with some sweet pickled onions and some fresh cilantro. That is really all you need for a great taco–those grilled peppers on the side are nice, too, if you want to add a little heat. Here is the recipe:
Grilled Flat Iron Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions
1/2 large, sweet white onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 8-ounce Rocky Mountain Organic Beef Flat Iron steaks
salt and coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
warm corn tortillas
grilled hot peppers, if desired
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the onions, honey, vinegar, water, and salt. Let the mixture marinate for 20-30 minutes. Drain well before serving.
Rub the steaks with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika, and let them rest for 15-20 minutes to absorb the flavors. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once, until medium rare. Let the meat rest for ten minutes before slicing against the grain.
To serve, pile sliced steak, onions, and cilantro on the warm tortillas, and eat immediately. Serve with some grilled hot peppers, if desired.
These were excellent, with great full flavor and a tender texture. The lightly pickled onions add a nice crunch and mild sweetness that complements the beef. Simple and delicious.
Legal stuff: I received free samples from Rocky Mountain Organic Beef but was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are honest and solely my own. When I receive a review product that I cannot heartily endorse, I do not bother to post anything about that product. I have to add here that we also tried a sample of the Honey Beef Jerky and it was honestly the best I have eaten–a great texture that does not have that teeth-breaking quality of so much jerky, and a lovely balance of sweet and salt. We loved it.
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