Seared Steak and Peppers with Cilantro Chimichurri


This zesty chimichurri sauce is great on chicken or fish tacos.

Seared Steak and Peppers with Cilantro Chimichurri
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 ½ - 1 ¾ pound beef flank steak

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers, stemmed, seeded, and cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch strips

  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch wide strips

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Season steak with salt and pepper; set aside. Heat a heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add poblano peppers, onion, sweet pepper, and a large pinch of salt. Cook 5 minutes without stirring. Cook 5 minutes more, stirring once, or until vegetables are lightly charred and tender. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

  2. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to the skillet. Add steak. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until medium-rare (145°F), turning once halfway through. Transfer steak to a cutting board. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.

  3. For Cilantro Chimichurri: In a small bowl combine cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, oregano, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Stir in 2 tsp. oil. Slice steak; serve with pepper-onion mixture and chimichurri.


Or use beef hanger steak and cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once. Or use beef skirt steak and cook 6 to 9 minutes, turning once.


Or for a gas or charcoal grill, place steak on a grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill 17 to 21 minutes for flank steak, 17 to 21 minutes for hanger steak or 6 to 9 minutes for skirt steak

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
22g Fat
13g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 241.7mg 1,209%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 4.6mg 26%
Potassium 902mg 19%
Folate, total 53.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*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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