This chimichurri steak dinner is so easy to make! Tender flat iron steak and a homemade chimichurri sauce partner up in this easy weeknight meal. With just a few steps you have a healthy dinner to feed your family!
This chimichurri steak and vegetable salad is another favorite.
Chimichurri steak is a summer favorite, a dinner that everyone loves! It's so versatile that you can eat it alone or serve it with a healthy side dish, like a cucumber avocado salad.
But if you are serving this at a BBQ you may want to make some baked mac and cheese to go with. My personal favorite.
Chimichurri steak sauce is made up of fresh parsley and fresh cilantro. It requires little prep to make the chimichurri sauce and the entire dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes.
The nights when you just don't feel like cooking but know you shouldn't order takeout, this is a great option.
What Is Chimichurri?
Chimichurri is a sauce that originally came from Argentina. It's made up of parsley, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, vinegar and red pepper flakes.
It goes really well on grilled meat!
And can you say healthy??? It's such a healthy sauce. If you've never made chimichurri sauce, you are in for a treat.
It's herby, tangy and has a little garlic bite. It's very fresh and vibrant. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and I prep it while the steak is cooking.
Flat Iron Steak
Flat iron steak is a diamond in the rough, it's a hidden gem of a cut (in my eyes).
What I like so much about flat iron steak is that it has virtually no fat on it. Whereas sometimes with flank steak I feel like most of the time I spend preparing it, is trimming away the endless amounts of fat.
Sometimes you get a bad cut of meat and it's not really tender, it just depends on that specific piece of steak.
I don't know if they are cousins but they are all in the same section in the meat department and they all take on the same long, thin form.
Because it is a thin cut of meat it doesn't take very long to cook. Which is why it's the perfect choice for this 30 minute dinner. If you have one of those stovetop grill pans, that's perfect for cooking this.
Since this recipe is so simple you want to pay attention to seasoning the steak well and getting a nice crust on the edges.
Sometimes the easiest meals are the most delicious, but they do take some thought.
Have you ever gone to a steak house and thought why isn't my steak this good? Well there are a lot of reasons, but the biggest one you have control over is how you season it.
Proper seasoning can make (or break) a meal.
A little bit. Overall I would say chimichurri is quite mild. It does have red pepper flakes in it, so you can adjust the amount to suit your preferred heat level.
You can make a chimichurri steak sandwich!
The possibilities are endless. You could serve chimichurri sauce with any cut of steak but flank steak and flat iron are definitely the most popular ones because it's a cheaper cut of steak.
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- Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Drums
- 1 ½ lb flat iron steak
- olive oil
- ½ c curly parsley, chopped
- ¼ c cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
- Season the flat iron steak generously with salt and pepper
- Heat an indoor grill pan or saute pan over medium heat
- Drizzle a little olive oil on your pan
- Cook the steak for 8 minutes on the first side, flip and cook until it’s done to your preference
- Combine the parsley, cilantro, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes in a bowl
- Add a few pinches of salt and pepper, stir everything together
- Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for at least 10 minutes
- Cut into strips, against the grain, and top with the chimichurri sauce
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 29g
This information comes from online calculators. Although moderncrumb.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.