Chimichurri is a classic steakhouse accompaniment. With more vinegar than a vinaigrette, it marries perfectly with a nicely charred steak. This recipe is generous: half is used as a marinade, and half as a sauce after the steak cooks. Have a more tender steak on hand like a strip, ribeye or filet, or don’t have time to wait for an overnight marinade? Then get the grill rocking and just use the chimichurri as a flavorful finishing sauce.
- 1 (1 1/2-2 pound) Certified Angus Beef ® top sirloin or flank steak
- 1/2 cup (1-ounce) chopped flat leaf Italian parsley
- 1/2 cup (1-ounce) chopped cilantro
- 1/2 onion (4-ounces), finely diced
- 3-4 cloves garlic (3/4-ounce), minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- In a food processor or blender combine parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, oregano, red pepper and salt by pulsing to a finely chopped consistency.
- Add vinegar and agave nectar. With processor running, add oil in a slow stream until well combined. Set aside half of sauce in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Put steak in a casserole pan, coat evenly with remaining chimichurri, cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator at least four hours, or overnight for deeper flavor and tenderness.
- Preheat grill. Remove steak from chimichurri marinade and wipe clean, discarding marinade. Grill steaks to desired doneness over medium high heat. Allow to rest 5 minutes and serve, topping with reserved chimichurri sauce.
Yields approximately 2 cups sauce
Recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand