Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri


Embark on a culinary adventure with Marinated Flank Steak with Zesty Chimichurri. This dish pairs tender, marinated flank steak with a vibrant and herbaceous chimichurri sauce, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. Ideal for a BBQ or a special dinner, it's sure to be a hit with its bold and zesty taste.

Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time (including marination): 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 portion of steak with sauce

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 200mg


  • Flank Steak: 1 kg (2.2 lb)
  • For the Marinade:
    • Olive Oil: 60 ml (2 oz / 0.125 lb)
    • Soy Sauce: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
    • Red Wine Vinegar: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
    • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz / 0.02 lb)
    • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • For the Chimichurri Sauce:
    • Fresh Parsley, finely chopped: 30g (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
    • Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped: 15g (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
    • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
    • Red Chili Flakes: 2g (0.07 oz / 0.004 lb)
    • Olive Oil: 90 ml (3 oz / 0.19 lb)
    • Red Wine Vinegar: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
    • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate the steak: In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place the steak in the marinade, ensuring it's fully coated. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  2. Prepare the chimichurri: Mix parsley, cilantro, garlic, red chili flakes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Set aside for flavors to meld.
  3. Grill the steak: Preheat the grill to high heat. Grill the steak for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or to your desired doneness.
  4. Rest the steak: Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, then slice against the grain.
  5. Serve: Serve the steak slices with the chimichurri sauce on the side.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the steak is at room temperature before grilling for even cooking.
  • Always slice the steak against the grain for tender cuts.
  • Adjust the heat of the chimichurri sauce by increasing or decreasing the red chili flakes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different cut of beef?

Yes, skirt steak or sirloin are also great options.

How long can the chimichurri sauce be stored?

It can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Marinate the steak ahead of time, but it's best grilled fresh.