Flat Iron Steaks with Grilled Corn & Cumin-Lime Butter

Because BEEF, it’s what’s for dinner!  We’re all about beef around here folks so get ready for some delicious flat iron steaks.  Yes, there’s some corn on the cob too but I’m all about the meat!  This has a few pictures so let us get to it already:)


  • 2 beef flat iron steaks (about 8 oz)  I adjusted because I have many mouths to feed:)
  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn, in husks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • lime wedges
  • salt and ground pepper


  • 2 Tbsp, ground cumin
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated lime peel
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper


Pull back husks from corn, leaving husks attached.  Remove and discard corn silk.  Bring husks back up around corn; tie in place with kitchen string or strips of corn husk.  Soak corn in cold water at least 30 minutes.

Combine RUB ingredients.  For Cumin-Lime Butter, combine 2tsp. rub mixture, butter and lime juice in small bowl; set aside.  Press remaining rub evenly onto beef steaks.  Cover and refrigerate steaks 30 minutes.

Remove corn from water.  Place on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; grill uncovered, 20-30 minutes until tender, turning occasionally.  About 15 minutes before corn is done, move ears to outer edge of grid.

Place steaks on grid over medium, ash covered coals.  Grill, covered, 10-14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.  I like mind burnt usually;)

Remove and discard husks from corn.  Carve steaks into slices.  Squeeze lime wedges over beef, as desired.  This made it really good!!!  Spread Cumin-Lime Butter over corn.  Season beef and corn with salt and pepper as desired!

YUMMY to the TUMMY:)

Serve with mash taters or cheese taters, Buttermilk pie and Peachy Iced Tea Sangria!

Here’s a  load of pictures to check out.

Removing silk from this beautiful vegetation:)

Chopping garlic….read and see more on my chopping garlic post;)

A little bit of lime zest on my knife!

Creating the Cumin-Lime Butter masterpiece by adding lime juice!

Rubbing that rub in!  PAT IT IN, PAT IT IN!  That’s the rub in the bowl there, you see?

Throwing the corn on the cob on the grill!  Ooooooooo

Gently placing those fine pieces of meat on the grill….

Just flipped the flat iron steaks for the remaining 8 minutes or so……


My husband took this picture of the meal :/

Perfection number 2 because after all, this recipe is all about the steak!

This post was written for the Texas Beef Council as part of their Beef Recipe Experience.

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  1. Lori says

    Having to cook for ranches in the past has pretty much burnt me out on most meat but I do love my steaks and when you get beef as part of your wages, you eat A LOT of steak;)

    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. says

    We made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. I accidentally used a but of curry powder instead of comino in the rub, but it still tasted great. I think I used 1 tablespoon comino, 1 tablespoon curry powder. Maybe you should try it out. Thanks for this awesome recipe. I hadn’t made any of your recipes before, but I’m sure I will try them more often now.

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommylands last blog post..Solay Himalayan Salt Lamp Giveaway at dkMommy Spot

  3. says

    OMG! This looks amazing! How do you do all that AND take photos!? You are unreal. OK. You have inspired me… yet again. You are the ONLY ONE who can get me to cook! I am going to make this this weekend for my man! He will love this… and I’m practically drooling right now. You’re the best! Thanks for such good recipes!