BBQ Flat Iron Steaks with Chargrilled Sweet Pepper Relish BBQ Flat Iron Steaks with Chargrilled Sweet Pepper Relish

BBQ Flat Iron Steaks with Chargrilled Sweet Pepper Relish

This is a lovely recipe featuring flat iron steaks cooked under the grill or on a prepared barbecue, then topped with a combination of chopped char grilled peppers from a jar, finely chopped olives, fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
15 minutes

2 people


  • 2 x 175g lean flat iron steaks
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons rapeseed or olive oil
  • For the Chargrilled Sweet Pepper Relish:
  • 25g kalamata black olives, stoned and drained
  • 75g chargrilled peppers in oil, drained
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 1 hour before cooking to bring up to room temperature.

  2. To prepare the sweet pepper relish; place the olives, peppers, half the thyme and lemon juice in a blender or processor and blend briefly to form a rough paste.

  3. Place the steaks on a chopping board, season and sprinkle with the remaining herbs and oil on both sides.

  4. Cook the steaks under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue for Rare: 2 minutes on each side, Medium Rare: 3-4 minutes on each side, Well Done:5-7 minutes on each side, or according to your preference. Spoon over the relish, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Serve the steaks with sautéed new potatoes and salad leaves.


Note: Flat iron steak is best when cooked to either medium rare or medium. Always cover with foil and rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. If preferred replace the flat iron steaks with sirloin, rump or rib-eye and cook according to your preference using the timings below: (Based on a 2cm thick steak): Rare: 2½ minutes on each side Medium: 4 minutes on each side Well done: 6 minutes on each side