Chimichurri Steak

Argentina is famous for chimichurri, a bright, herbacious green sauce. Here, we slather it over charbroiled steaks.

Chimichurri Steak
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Roast Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 beef top loin or ribeye steaks, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, or 4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsely leaves

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, cut up

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or regular salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Allow steaks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim fat from steaks. Pat steaks dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and the freshly ground black pepper over all sides of steaks; set aside. Coat a large oven-going grill pan or skillet lightly with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Add steaks; cook about 4 minutes or until browned, turning once halfway through cooking time. Transfer pan to oven. Roast for 10 to 13 minutes or until medium-rare doneness (an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F when inserted in centers of steaks). Transfer steaks to a serving platter. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for chimichurri, in a food processor or blender combine cilantro, parsley, vinegar, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, the cumin, and the crushed red pepper. With processor or blender running, slowly add oil in a thin steady stream through opening in lid, blending until mixture is smooth. Serve chimichurri with steaks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1058 Calories
78g Fat
6g Carbs
74g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1058
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 78g 100%
Saturated Fat 38g 190%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 74g
Vitamin C 1.3mg 6%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 9.3mg 52%
Potassium 1304mg 28%
Fatty acids, total trans 4g
Folate, total 17.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 9.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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