Recipe By Tiffany Andersen
Published Mar 5th
Grilled Gorgonzola Flat Irons
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 flat iron steaks Calories 768.8

My friends thought these steaks were heaven sent. The gorgonzola cheese, when melted on top, gives such an interesting contrast to the cinnamon and brown sugar rub. Very nice, however, not too calorie friendly!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 (8 ounce) flat iron steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon (or other dry red wine)
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 2 Combine the cinnamon, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the flat iron steaks on all sides, and press into the meat; set aside.
  3. 3 Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the red wine, and boil until the wine has nearly evaporated, about 5 minutes more. Remove the onions from the skillet and set aside.
  4. 4 Cook the flat iron steaks on the preheated grill for 4 minutes per side, then remove and place into the skillet. Top the steaks with the onion mixture, and sprinkle with Gorgonzola cheese.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and the steaks have cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes for medium. Sprinkle with chopped basil to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 768.8
  • Carbohydrate 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol 199.8 mg
  • Fat 45.4 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 56.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 18.6 g
  • Sodium 594.4 mg
  • Sugar 14.9 g


  1. My family and I enjoyed this recipe. I did not have flat Iron steak but the porterhouse I used was a perfect vessel. The saltiness of the Gorgonzola is a wonderful contrast to the dry rub. I cant say I followed the recipe to the T but I was close. I didn't make the dry - Read more ...
  2. They tasted ok but a little bit much cinnamon flavor for me. I expected them to have almost a glaze from the brown sugar but they didn't. The cheese was good on top but the rub didn't do anything for my boyfriend or I. Not bad just nothing we raved about. Someone else might like - Read more ...
  3. the rub was too sweet for the fam's taste. i may try this again but with less brown sugar. i did like the gorgonzola with the wine and onion sauce.
  4. I found this to be a very tasty steak. However could use less of the Gorgonzola cheese
  5. very tastey but i added less cinimon and it tasted quite nicely
  6. i made them...not so impressed