Grilling Flat Iron Steaks

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The flat iron steak comes from the shoulder area of the cow. It’s the meat from the top blade roast inside the curve of the blade bone. You may see it called “top blade steak”, “patio steak”, or simply “top blade roast”. The flat iron is a tender cut of beef, and it cooks very evenly due to its flat, uniform shape. That’s where the name “flat iron” comes from…it looks like an old timey iron. The method for cooking this cut of beef is pretty simple: Apply a generous coating of salt, black pepper, and garlic. The base layer …