Grilled Flat Iron Steaks and eggplant are layered with zucchini and tomato and topped with a jazzed up olive tapenade.

Bistro Beef Tapenade
  • 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Entrée

Bistro Beef Tapenade


  • 2 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)
  • 4 large (1/2-inch thick) slices eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive tapenade
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 large (1/4-inch thick) slices tomato
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • Fresh oregano springs (optional)


  1. Brush eggplant with 1 tablespoon oil. Season eggplant and beef Flat Iron Steaks with pepper. Place steaks in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange eggplant around steaks. Grill steaks, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill eggplant 6 to 8 minutes (gas grill times remain the same) or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, combine tapenade, remaining 1 tablespoon oil and chopped oregano in small bowl; set aside.

  3. Carve steaks into thin slices. Season beef and eggplant with salt, as desired. Place eggplant slices on plates; layer evenly with beef, tomato and zucchini. Spoon tapenade mixture on top. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Turn steaks with tongs. Avoid using a fork, which will pierce the beef and result in the loss of flavorful juices.

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