Berbere Spiced Grilled Flat Iron with Garlic-Herb grilled Eggplant

This grilled Flat Iron Steak recipe features a berbere spice blend inspired by African cuisine. Complete the meal with a garlic-herb grilled eggplant.

  • 40
  • 4
  • 300
  • 24 g

Ingredients & Cooking


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
Grilled Eggplant
  • 1 eggplant, (Cut into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 slices naan bread
  • Greek-style yogurt
  • fresh parsley


  1. Cut Flat Iron evenly into 4 steaks (about 4 - 6 ounces each)
  2. Combine all rub seasoning in a small bowl. Spread evenly onto all surfaces of the steaks. 
  3. Place steaks onto a preheated gas grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionallyRemove from grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Serve with grilled eggplant naan bread, and yogurt. 
Grilled Eggplant
  1. In a small bowl combine garlic, oregano, salt, olive oil, and eggplant. Toss eggplant making sure all sides are coated evenly. 
  2. Grill eggplant on gas grill for 4 - 6 minutes flipping half way through. Remove from grill and keep warm. 

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Flat Iron Steak Square-Cut Chuck Primal

Extremely tender, well-marbled and flavorful and great for grilling. Cut from the Top Blade.
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