This Chimichurri marinade is a versatile, flavourful and delicious marinade! Perfect for inexpensive cuts of beef, but it’s also delicious for chicken.
Hands down, Chimichurri Steak is a one of our most favourite summer suppers! The marinade is full of fresh and delicious flavours, which takes a steak to the next level.
One of the best things about a marinade like this one, is that it’s perfect for inexpensive cuts of meat like a flank, flat iron or hangar steak. Letting a more tough cut of beef such as these marinate overnight in a flavourful mixture with vinegar will result in a tender and tasty steak!
Just make sure to give yourself some marinating time for this recipe. I like to make the marinade the night before I want to serve it, then I let the steak and the marinade rest in a ziplock bag overnight. Recipe Tip! At this point you can also freeze the steak in the marinade for a later day, this is great for meal planning.
This meat turns beautifully tender and seasoned perfectly! So. Much. Flavour.Print
How to Marinate a Steak in Chimichurri Marinade:
- Combine all of the marinade ingredients together.
- Then take your flank steak and using a fork, pierce the steak all over, front and back to soak up the flavours of the marinade. (see picture above)
- Cover the steak in marinade, making sure to coat both sides.
- Then one of two things can happen here. You can cover and marinate your meat for at least 4 hours, but it’s best left overnight. OR, you can freeze the meat & marinade in a ziplock bag for another day, just take out and de-thaw before cooking.
- Preheat your BBQ on the highest setting.
- So marinated flank steak on the BBQ is easy to do, BUT, it will flare the first time you set it on the grill!! Please beware!! I’m talking full on flames! See picture above…
- With the BBQ on hight heat, sear both sides, then cook for approximately 7 minutes on each side, so roughly 15 minutes total. We like ours slightly pink inside, so you may want to cook yours longer.
- After you remove it from the grill, cover the steak with tin foil, and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
- When ready to serve, slice the steak thinly across the grain of the meat.
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