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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Sauces
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Adapted Chimichurri Sauce

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 flank steak 1½ - 1¾ pounds
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Traditional Chimichurri Sauce

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup sherry vinegar
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 flank steak 1½ - 1¾ pounds
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Not too much prep for this recipe. Chop the parsley, oregano and garlic. Get everything ready for the marinade and put it all together.
  • You can make this in a bowl and add the meat to it but I made it in a bowl and marinated the meat in a large freezer zip lock bag.
    Either way, add the olive oil, vinegar, sherry, cilantro, oregano, lemon juice, garlic, and some salt in pepper into a bowl and stir it together.
  • Remove about ⅓ of the mixture and reserve for adding at the end.
  • Add the flank steak and the remaining mixture to a zip lock bag and refrigerate for several hours. About 3 hours would be great but 2 will do.
    Be sure to remove the steak from the refrigerator 20 -30 minutes before you start grilling. It's always better to grill meat at room temperature.
  • Grill the meat directly over the heat.
    Depending on your grill and how you like your meat, cook for about 5 minutes per side turning the meat over only once. If the meat looks like it is cooking too fast and is starting to burn, just move it over to a cooler spot on the grill. I brushed a little of the marinade on the steak before turning over.
  • Remove the steak from the grill, slice it across the grain into 2 inch wide pieces, plate it, and top it with the reserved Chimichurri sauce.