Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak doesn’t make it onto our dinner plates too often over here, but when it does we make sure every bite’s a bit of mouthwatering bliss! This grilled and marinated flank steak was absolutely irresistible after it popped off the grill, and the chimichurri sauce with fresh herbs and garlic took it from already amazing to incredible.

After letting the steak marinade in a mixture of oil, vinegar, honey and soy sauce, then scoring it and cooking it quickly over high heat, it turned out perfectly tender and juicy. The key to a melt-in-your-mouth piece of meat, though, is letting it rest on your cutting board after cooking, as it continues to cook slightly and redistribute the meat’s juices. For plenty of more tips, just click below.

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

This delicious grilled steak and easy, flavorful Argentinian sauce was definitely one of the best to come out of our kitchen, and I hope it makes it to yours, too! For a special occasion, or just to try something new, you will definitely be satisfied with this scrumptious steak.

Also – the chimichurri sauce makes for a fantastic salad dressing, meat or poultry marinade, and sauce to toss with roasted vegetables.

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Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Yield: Steak serves 3 / sauce makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Marinade Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Additional ingredients

2 pound flank steak

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Chimichurri Sauce

1 cup fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3 garlic cloves, peeled

3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

Score* both sides of the steak with a sharp knife, making 1/4 inch deep knife cuts an inch apart, across the grain of the meat.

Combine the marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a large freezer bag, seal bag, and turn to coat the steak well. Chill and marinate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Using an olive oil-soaked paper towel, coat your grill rack. Preheat the grill to high direct heat.*

Remove steak from marinade and sprinkle each side generously with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper (this will give you a savory crust). Place steak on the hot grill. If you are using a gas grill, cover the grill. Grill for 2-4 minutes on each side.*

When the steak has cooked to your preferred level of doneness, remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes.*

Make very thin slices, against the grain, and at a slight diagonal so that the slices are wide.

Chimichurri Sauce

Puree all ingredients in a food processor until everything is well blended. Transfer to a bowl and cover until ready to use. (I recommend making this at least an hour in advance of using to let the flavors marinade and intensify.)

Store chimichurri, covered and refrigerated, for up to two days. Before serving, let stand at room temperature.

Enjoy this sauce over chicken, fish, or beef. It’s also great tossed with roasted vegetables or salad greens.

Tips:

• For advice on how to score steak, watch this informative video.

• The grill is hot enough when you hold your hand about an inch over it and you can only hold it there for about a second.

• Flank steak is best eaten medium rare; well done will make it too tough.

• The steak is covered to allow the steak’s juices to redistribute and avoid dryness.

 

Steak recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Chimichurri adapted from Epicurious

      

39 Responses to “Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce”

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    london bakes — May 7, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    There is nothing better than a perfectly cooked steak and this really looks like one! You have me craving steak at 10am now.

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    MyFudo™ — May 7, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    My husband loves steaks. Looking at the recipe, I thought this is just the same old steak recipe, but i was mistaken. The chimichurri sauce elevates this dish into a whole new level. I have got to try this. I am sure my husband will go crazy over this amazing steak dish. Thanks for sharing.

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    Baker Street — May 7, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Oh I have been looking for a good chimichurri sauce recipe and seems like I’ve found the one. Thanks for sharing G! I’m sure it faired perfectly with your steak.

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    gobakeyourself — May 7, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    What a beautiful sauce! It complements the steak perfectly without a doubt :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 7, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    I usually try to take meat out of my diet when I can but this is exactly why I can never be a full-time vegetarian. There’s no way I’d give meat up after seeing this! It looks so flavorful, and I absolutely love chimichurri sauce!

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    Blog is the New Black — May 7, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Funny, I had this for dinner on Saturday! Great to see a recipe I can recreate!

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    Alfriston Cottage — May 7, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Don’t ask me why but I always thought Chimichurri sauce was Basque. This one looks delicious (although I never eat red meat!). I’ll try it over turkey or chicken and see how it goes… ;-)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — May 7, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    This sounds amazing. Love the flavor of the marinade, and the chimichurri topping looks so fresh and wonderful!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — May 7, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    We don’t cook steak all that often. When either of us craves it, we usually use that as an excuse to have a date night. :) but this sounds so good! I love the soy sauce in the marinade and the chimichuri has my mouth watering. I love the sound of this meal!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — May 7, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    My husband might have just fallen in love with you! This looks great, and gives me incentive to get some steaks cooking at home!

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    Lindsey — May 7, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I just LOVE Chimichurri Sauce! It works so well with vegetarian “meat” too, like Gardein.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — May 7, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Your pictures showcase the juicy meat and colorful chimichurri perfectly!

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    Cooking Rookie — May 7, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    This steak looks amazing! Wow, I could have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack :-). Such a simple marinade – I am definitely making it. And the chimichurri sauce sounds yummy too.
    Also, thanks for trying out RecipeNewZ. I hope you liked it and will be back again soon!

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    Tina Bk — May 7, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    The chumichurri sauce looks like a great way to top off a steak. We usually season steaks before cooking but I like the idea of this extra flavor. I have never made this before so I am glad you posted it. Nice change from just the plain seasoned steak. Your presentation is mouth watering. Enjoy the day!

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    SkinnyMommy — May 7, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Georgia this looks awesome! I actually have a steak chimichurri combo in my line up too! :)

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    Tip Top Shape — May 7, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Oh my word, this looks fantastic!!!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — May 7, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    We make steak once in a while as it’s my husband’s favorite (and he likes to cook instead of asking me to cook). I’ve never tried Chimichurri Sauce before but now I’m really interested to give it a try (or ask him to make it. Haha). You steak is cooked perfectly Georgia!

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    RecipeGirl — May 7, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    There is really nothing I love more than a good chimichurri sauce served with steak! Try adding an avocado to it one of these days– super yummy!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — May 7, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    I was going to add an avocado to the chimichurri, but then decided to try it the traditional way first! I served avocado on the side, though.

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — May 7, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite preparations for flank steak. Hooray for summer!

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    mireia badia — May 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    This looks just perfect!!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — May 7, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    OH Yes Please….
    Steak with good chimichuri sauce… Now this is called goodness…
    Georgia, you always make me so hungry… Yum!!!

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    Carolyn — May 7, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    This is one of our favourite meals, actually! Your chimichurri looks so good, I could dive right in.

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — May 8, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    That looks so good…the meat is cooked to perfections!

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    wendyweekendgourmet — May 8, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    We don’t cook steak at much either, but this looks like the perfect recipe for next time we do!! I love that chimichurri on top…so fresh and perfect for spring!

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    Joanne — May 8, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I love the bright and refreshing flavor of chimichurri sauce! It makes everything it touches that much tastier.

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    Katie|Epicurean Mom — May 8, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    This looks incredible!! We don’t eat steak too often, but I just love a good steak every once In a while!!

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    Jenn Kendall — May 8, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    oh wow this looks delicious!

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    Texanerin — May 8, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    That looks perfectly done! I miss flank steak SO much. I really don’t understand what they do with that part of the cow in Germany. Or the brisket. Or the sirloin steak and so on. I’ll have to try this with whatever nameless steak we do have here. :)

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    Jenn — May 9, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    Oooohh… I LOVE chimichurri! It is one of my all time favorite sauces… goes perfectly with a good steak!

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — May 9, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    I’ve never had chimichurri sauce. I’ll have to give it a try with a delicious piece of flank steak, of course! Beautiful presentation!

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    Sweet,Spicy,and Sassy — May 9, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    Love this! Looks so delicious!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — May 10, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    I don’t make steak very often at home either because it’s just not always very cost effective, but oh how I love a good steak!

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    JulieD — May 11, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    I love this! This looks so good! I love a good steak!

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    Susan in the Boonies — May 11, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    My mouth’s watering! Looks delicious: love chimichurri!

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    Carrie Burrill — May 11, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    This girl loves her flank steak! It is my favorite cut and I’m always look for new ways to use it. This chimichurri sauce looks fab!

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    Sawsan@chef in disguise — May 12, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Chimichurri has been on my must try list for far too long! that needs to change real soon

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    Patricia — June 11, 2012 @ 12:14 am

    I had to drop you a line to say thanks for this great recipe. My daughter and I just finished making & devouring this and agreed this is a keeper. :-)

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    Lindsay — September 15, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    I just discovered your recipe while putting together a meal plan for my very first week of Paleo meals. Thank you! I can’t wait to try this out! I linked to your blog here: http://homespunsprout.com/2014/09/paleo-paleo.html

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