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Sizzle & Smoke Flat Iron Steaks

Smoked paprika and chipotle pepper give this version of blackened steak a spicy, Southwestern flair. To cool things off, add a salad of leafy greens with fruit and cheeses. —Denise Pounds, Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds beef flat iron steaks or top sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Lime wedges, optional

Directions

  • Combine seasonings; rub over steaks. In a large skillet, cook beef in butter over medium-high heat for 30 seconds on each side. Reduce heat to medium; cook steaks for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  • Cut into slices; serve with lime wedges if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3-3/4 ounce-weight: 305 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 725mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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