Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

Get in nearly half of your daily recommended amount of protein with this flavorful dinner recipe.

Chimichurri Steak
Andrew Purcell

The particular cut used in this recipe is also called flank steak filet, jiffy steak, and London broil. Beef, including flank steak, contributes protein, iron, and B-vitamins, which can help you feel full and maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, and fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides 48% of the daily recommended amount of protein.

Nutrition (per 4-ounce portion)

Calories: 295; Total Fat: 22 grams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Protein: 24 grams: Carbohydrates: 2 grams; Sugar: 0 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 74 milligrams; Sodium: 279 milligrams

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Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • ¾ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh leafy herbs of choice (basil, cilantro, and/or mint)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 3 tsp dried)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 3 Tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 lbs skirt steak

Place all of the ingredients (except the steak) in the bowl of a food processor or a blender. Pulse until well combined. The sauce should be course in texture and assertive in flavor. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Remove ½ cup of the sauce and reserve for serving with the cooked meat.

Place the steak in a shallow dish and cover with the remaining sauce, coating all sides. Let the steak marinate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate and the meat to come to room temperature, which ensures even cooking. Or, cover with plastic and refrigerate, and take out 30 minutes before ready to cook.

Pre-heat the grill to medium-high. Brush the excess chimichurri sauce off the steak, pat it dry and season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

When the grill is hot, cook the steak, about 6-7 minutes per side for medium rare (12-14 minutes total). 

Place the cooked steak on a cutting board or plate, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain. Serve with reserved sauce.