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Texas Style Smoked Flat Iron Steaks

Smoked flat iron steaks may be a best kept secret but if you can find them, you'll see what I mean when I say that they easily rival tri-tip and many other more expensive cuts for flavor and tenderness.
Course Entree
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Author Jeff Phillips


  • Flat iron steaks ((about ¾ inch thick is common))
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • (1) batch of Jeff’s Texas style rub


  • Coat steaks with olive or vegetable oil.
  • Season generously with Jeff's Texas style rub recipe.
  • Place in lidded or covered container and into fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Setup smoker for cooking at 225°F with hickory or other smoking wood.
  • Place steaks on smoker grate.
  • Cook for about 45-60 minutes or until they reach 135-137°F (medium rare) in the center.
  • Rest for 7-10 minutes tented with foil before serving.