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Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Recipe

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Have you ever had a craving for a delicious, grilled steak, but you just didn’t think about it in advance? Steaks are one of my favorite foods for the grill, but I like to marinate them overnight before grilling, which takes time and a bit of forethought. Say hello to these grilled chimichurri steaks!

I literally picked up some thin-cut New York strip steaks at the market and had these bad boys on the grill in less than an hour. The secret? A simple and delicious chimichurri sauce that gets generously brushed on the steaks while they are grilling. The result is a tender and juicy steak that will soon become a staple in your grilled repertoire! (My wife actually said, “Wait, when did you marinate these?”)

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Don’t let the thought of making a chimichurri sauce scare you. It might be a long, funny word, but it’s really just a puree of olive oil, parsley and spices.

When I first made this chimichurri sauce, I found the flavor to be a bit stark. I love parsley, but 1 ½ cups of parsley? That’s a lot! I tasted a bit of the sauce when I first made it, and it was just too herby in my opinion. Nevertheless, I stuck with it and brushed a generous amount of the sauce onto the steaks while they were grilling. Whoa!

The flavor of the sauce changed quite a bit on the grill, and the steaks ended up with the most amazing flavor. All in less than an hour, too!

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Grilling Tip #1: Watch the grill carefully while you are grilling these steaks. The olive oil in the chimichurri sauce will cause the grill to flare up. A small spray bottle of water is a great tool to help keep these flare-ups under control.

Grilling Tip #2: My favorite way to grill steaks on a gas grill is to preheat the grill for about 10 minutes to get it really hot. (I usually set it somewhere between medium-high and high.) I then sear the steaks for about 2-3 minutes per side. Finally, I just cut the grill off (without opening the lid) and let the steaks roast for another 6-7 minutes depending on the thickness and the desired amount of doneness.

David always has the best ideas for steak. We think these steaks would go great with some herb & garlic oven fries or grilled sweet potatoes; another David specialty!

Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Image
Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Photo

Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Recipe

David Dial
Grilled Chimichurri Steaks bring a beautiful steak to a weeknight. Brushed with chimichurri sauce, you’ll make this again and again.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 1 steak
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 New York Strip Steak You can also used ribeye or tenderloin, too
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian Parsley Chopped and lightly packed
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 Pepperoncini Pepper Stems removed and finely chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Season the steaks with the salt and pepper. Set steaks aside.
  • Using a food processor or mini-chopper, puree the ingredients for the Chimichurri Sauce until smooth.
  • Place steaks on grill and brush several generous tablespoons of the Chimichurri Sauce onto the tops of the steaks. Close lid and grill for 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip steaks and brush several more tablespoons of Chimichurri Sauce onto the other side. Grill for 2 more minutes on high heat.
  • Turn grill off completely and let steaks roast for 4-6 minutes. (This timing is based on your personal preference for doneness.)
  • Let steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 865mgFiber: 1g
Keyword Beef, Dinners, Grilled, Grilling, Mexican, Sauces, Steak, Tex Mex
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Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Photo

Grilled Chimichurri Steaks Recipe

David Dial
Grilled Chimichurri Steaks bring a beautiful steak to a weeknight. Brushed with chimichurri sauce, you’ll make this again and again.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 1 steak
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 New York Strip Steak You can also used ribeye or tenderloin, too
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian Parsley Chopped and lightly packed
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 Pepperoncini Pepper Stems removed and finely chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Season the steaks with the salt and pepper. Set steaks aside.
  • Using a food processor or mini-chopper, puree the ingredients for the Chimichurri Sauce until smooth.
  • Place steaks on grill and brush several generous tablespoons of the Chimichurri Sauce onto the tops of the steaks. Close lid and grill for 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip steaks and brush several more tablespoons of Chimichurri Sauce onto the other side. Grill for 2 more minutes on high heat.
  • Turn grill off completely and let steaks roast for 4-6 minutes. (This timing is based on your personal preference for doneness.)
  • Let steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 865mgFiber: 1g
Keyword Beef, Dinners, Grilled, Grilling, Mexican, Sauces, Steak, Tex Mex
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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