Prep Time:  60 mins
Marinade Time:  1-8 hrs
Cook Time:  10 mins
Total Time:  80+ mins
Servings:  4

Add a little flare to your grilling with this Brazilian style steak recipe with a fresh chimichurri sauce drizzled on top. In this recipe, you'll learn to make a great steak marinade & a zesty chimichurri sauce that will perfectly complement your seared flank steak. This recipe is ideal as either an appetizer, or entree at dinner parties and family gatherings!


Ingredients for Steak Marinade

  • 4 lbs beef skirt, flank, or sirloin steak
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed into a paste
  • 1 Tbsp coarse salt
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 each lemon peel, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary, finely chopped

Ingredients for Chimichurri Sauce

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 cloves garlic paste
  • 2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 jalapeño, seeded and minced

Items You'll Need


  1. Add all marinade ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. In a gallon size zip top bag, or large mixing bowl, add in your flank steaks and toss to coat evenly in the marinade.
  3. Place steaks in refrigerator to marinade for 1 to 8 hours.
  4. For the chimichurri, blend all ingredients together until it is a sauce consistency.
  5. Refrigerate chimichurri until needed.
  6. Flank steak searing on the grill
  7. Once steaks have marinaded, remove from fridge and allow them to reach room temperature before grilling.
  8. Preheat your grill for direct high heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Sear steaks for 2 minutes, turn them to cross-hatch and sear for another 2 minutes.
  10. Flip steaks and grill for 2 minutes before cross-hatching and allowing them to sear another 2 minutes.
  11. Remove steaks and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.
  12. Fork piercing slice of flank steak with chimichurri
  13. Slice flank steaks in thin slices across the grain.
  14. Plate with chimichurri on the side, or drizzle some over the sliced steak.
  15. Serve, and enjoy!