Nothing says “grilling” like a good piece of beef! For this flat iron steak recipe, we chose a Hickory plank for its strong, bold, smokey flavor. It pairs nicely with the sweet and spicy dry rub.

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 6


Dry Rub:

  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Cumin

Chef's Tip

Adjust the amount of cayenne
pepper depending on how
spicy you want this rub.
Leftover rub is great on
burgers too!


  1. Mix all the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Rub seasoning mix evenly on the Flat Iron Steak; refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  3. Soak Hickory plank for 1 hour, keeping it immersed.
  4. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  5. Place seasoned Flat Iron Steak on the Hickory plank.
  6. Grill with the lid closed for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  8. Remove from grill and rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  9. Enjoy!
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