Our Silver Fern Farms Beef Flat-Iron Steaks, also known as the Butler's Steak or Oyster Blade Steak, is a versatile and delicious cut of beef that is gaining popularity in New Zealand and the USA. Named for its unique shape, Beef Flat-Iron Steaks come from the Top Blade located in the shoulder and are tender and naturally marbled. The marbling in the meat contributes to its delicious flavor and juiciness. This cut of beef is perfect for many recipes, like our fresh Cuban-Style Beef Flat-Iron Steak Sandwich.
One of the key benefits of our Beef Flat-Iron Steaks is that they come from pasture-raised animals and are 100% grass-fed 365 days per year on lush, green pastures. We believe grazing freely reduces stress and promotes better animal welfare. This, in turn, leads to a better taste and more nutritious beef, as the animals can eat and live as naturally as possible.
Hand selected by our Master Graders, and backed by our Eating Quality System, Silver Fern Farms beef is guaranteed to be consistently tender, tasty and juicy. Our Eating Quality System was developed after 97,000 taste tests in the US and New Zealand which rates beef on seven scientific criteria proven to contribute to the eating quality of red meat. We guarantee that every cut of beef is consistently tender, tasty and juicy, ensuring high-quality product every time.
To ensure the best eating experience, our beef-flat iron steaks are aged for at least 21 days with care. This allows the meat to become more tender and flavourful, making it a great choice to serve up when entertaining friends or wanting to cook something impressive in the kitchen.
We recommend cooking your Beef Flat-Iron Steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side on medium-high heat for a medium-rare finish. This will ensure the steak is cooked perfectly and retains its natural tenderness and juiciness. The versatility of this cut of beef means that it can be paired with various flavors, including fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or parsley, or coated in a vibrant spice rub or basted with butter. See our recipe section for more inspiration.
So if you’re after a delicious and versatile cut of beef hand-selected by Master Graders, try our Beef Flat-Iron Steaks in your next meal.