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Where can I buy flat iron steaks?

  • WSZsr Nov 12, 2009 05:03 AM
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Looking for flat iron steaks - checked HEB and Randalls but no luck. Anyone?

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  1. You may actually need to go to the meat counter and have them cut a blade roast for you. There aren't many flat iron steaks on the shelves, and when they are, they are pretty weak.

    Whole foods also carrries them, and I am sure Central Market would too.

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    Central Market
    4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

    1. Flat iron steak is also known as top blade steak or top boneless shoulder steak; these terms are more likely to be found in stores. I have never seen a steak in a grocery store called a "flat iron" steak. Wikipedia says that flat iron steak is also known as: top blade roast, shoulder top blade roast, top boneless chuck, petite steak, butler steak, lifter steak, book steak, chuck clod, lifter roast, and triangle roast.

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      1. re: danny_w

        I'm 90% sure that Whole Foods will do them for you.

      2. I buy them all the time at Whole Foods.

        1. I get them regularly at the Hancock Center HEB.

          1. Each HEB carries different cuts of beef (and for different prices). I forget which stores regularly carry flatiron but I know I've seen them more than once each at Hancock and Parmer stores.

            A better cut to look out for is chuck eye. It's a steal lately at $3.49/lb. Often the HEB Natural choice brand is priced less than the USDA select version.

            -sw

            1. You can find Flat Iron Steaks at Fred Meyer/Kroger. They come in a vaccuum packed type packaging in the meat department. They will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks and much longer in the feezer. This is an awesome steak for the grill (best if done medium or medium rare) we have done it with a teriyaki style marinades or as simple as salt & pepper (w/ a hint of "jamaica-me-crazy" or johnny's seasoning) and best of all it's very inexpensive.

              Hope this helps :)

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              1. re: puppy09

                It's good one can find flat iron steaks at Fred Meyer/Kroger as you say. Only problem is these stores aren't in the Austin area, so it's not much help to the OP.