Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Our recipe today is Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Chimichurri is a classic sauce from Argentina traditionally served with different types of grilled meat. Flank steak is a relatively tough, but incredibly flavorful cut of meat. For best results, be sure to marinate it in advance and cut it into thin slices against the grain prior to serving. For the best flavor of this recipe, prepare the Chimichurri sauce and marinate the flank steaks the night before. You’ll be glad you did!
Instruction for Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
- Prep time: 10 minutes + time to marinate
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 c. red wine vinegar
- 1 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/3 c. fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
- ¾ t. crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 T. fresh lemon juice
- 1 t. ground cumin
- Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1½ lbs. flank steak, sliced into thin strips
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Directions for Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Combine the olive oil, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and cumin in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and set aside.
In a small glass bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, and chopped garlic with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Place the flank steak in a large, sealable plastic bag and add the olive oil mixture. Tightly seal the bag and turn a couple times to coat the steak in the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to overnight.
To prepare, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and allow excess to drip off before adding to the hot skillet. Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes, then turn and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes for medium-rare results. Adjust cooking times to reach the desired level of doneness.
Remove from heat and transfer steak to a cutting surface. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into very thin slices against the grain. To serve, drizzle steak with some Chimichurri sauce and pass remaining sauce for those who prefer a little more. Enjoy!
Nutritional information for Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe (per serving)*
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Fat: 39.2g (7.8g Saturated Fat)
*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. It is provided for entertainment purposes only.
Nutritional information for this recipe was down to account for the amount of olive oil used in the sauce and marinade, rather than directly consumed.
So there you have it our Argentinian steak marinade recipe. It would be great to hear your comments on this Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe in the comments below.