Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Chimichurri

Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Chimichurri
Prep Time:
25 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hr
Grill Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 32 mins


  • 3 boneless beef chuck top blade (flat iron) steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves

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

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, cut up

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Trim fat from steaks. Place steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap.

  2. For rub, in a small bowl combine the 1 teaspoon salt, the garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, the chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of each steak; rub in with your fingers. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. For chimichurri, in a food processor or blender combine cilantro, parsley, vinegar, garlic, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and the crushed red pepper. With processor or blender running, slowly add oil through opening in lid in a thin, steady stream until mixture is smooth. Set aside.

  4. For a charcoal grill, grill steaks on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 7 to 9 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 10 to 12 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place steaks on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Serve steaks with chimichurri.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
21g Fat
2g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 587mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 30g

*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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