stewed BBQ steak recipe

Some cuts of beef deserve better than to be in a simple stew. And one of these steaks is the flat iron steak. It’s a beautiful cut of beef with lots of intramuscular fat that gives this meat its flavour.
But you still have to stew this steak before you can eat it. Otherwise, it’s just too tough to eat. I developed a recipe with a stew that you never knew you needed.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 343 kcal


  • 500 grams flat iron steak
  • 4 pieces red onions
  • 4 slices bacon thick slices
  • 1 shot whiskey

Dry rub

  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1 part paprika powder
  • ¼ part garlic powder
  • ½ part ground black pepper


  • Mix the ingredients for the dry rub. Sprinkle a heavy coat of the dry rub on all the sides of the meat.
  • Fire up your grill with direct heat and sear the steaks to get a good crust. Then you take them off the grill.
  • Temper the temperature in the grill to about 140ºC/284°F.
  • Cut the onions into thick rings. Grease up your pan. I used a cast iron loaf pan. Lay the onion rings on the bottom of the pan.
  • On top of the onions, you put the slices of bacon. And on top of the bacon, another layer of onion rings. Then you pour a shot of whisky in the pan.
  • Ad the grilled steaks on top of this, put the pan in the grill, and close the lid.
  • When the meat reaches a core temperature around 94ºC/201°F, you take the pan out of the grill and let the meat rest for half an hour.



Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 27gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 444mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 132IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bacon, Flat iron steak, Steak
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