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About flat iron steak

Flat iron steak is a very popular cut of beef that offers the flavor of filet mignon at a much better price. Instacart makes it easy to find flat iron steak at your local retailers. Use the Instacart app to order flat iron steak, and our shoppers will do the rest. With Instacart, you can enjoy fast, contact-free pickup or delivery!

The flat iron steak is a cut developed several decades ago to get a tender steak from an area of the cow that thought too tough to eat. Flat iron steaks are specifically the top muscle blade of the shoulder, or "chuck," region of a cow. Although the chuck region is typically tough, the top blade muscle is not. There are only two top blade roasts in each cow, weighing 1.5 pounds or less. Each roast is cut into flat iron steaks, typically weighing four to eight ounces each and one inch thick.

Flat iron steaks are well-marbled and have a rich, beefy flavor. Unlike other steaks, flat iron steaks do not traditionally have a fat cap, but many are packaged with the connective fat still attached to add extra flavor during the cooking process. Flat iron steak is the second most tender cut of beef, next to filet mignon. Flat iron steaks are much less expensive than a filet mignon or a rib eye but are just as juicy and flavorful. 

Flat irons are named because their flat, thick, rectangular shape is reminiscent of an old-fashioned metal iron. In the UK, flat iron steaks are called butler's steaks because of their inexpensive price tag. Flat iron steaks are known as oyster blade steaks in Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, flat iron steaks may also be called top blade steaks, shoulder top blade steak, and top blade filet.

A three-ounce serving of flat iron steak has 180 calories and provides 23 grams of muscle-building protein. A serving also provides 15% of your daily iron and 70% of your daily zinc requirement.

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