Weekend Recipes: Fiesta Flat Iron Steak


This fun recipes is one of my favorites, as not only is it colorful–it is absolutely delicious. If you enjoy steak, this is recipe for you.

What You Need

  • 2 teaspoons orange rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1 (1-pound) flat iron steak, trimmed
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and finely chopped

How To Make It

Combine orange rind, orange juice, lime rind, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, cloves, brown sugar, and chipotle powder in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cover steak with extra virgin olive oil before using Cajun seasoning. Then add steak to mixture, turning to coat. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, turning occasionally. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove steak from marinade; before discarding remaining marinade. Add steak to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness (adjust time for your liking). Place steak on a cutting board or another surface; let stand 5 minutes. Slice steak across the grain. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Will take about 30-40 minutes to prepare and 15-20 minutes to cook.

Nutritional Value

This recipe yields approximately 4 servings. It will also contain around 480 calories per serving and around 25 grams of fat as well. Each serving will contain over 20 grams of protein as well.