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Grilled Flat-Iron Steaks with Chimichurri

Grilled Flat-Iron Steaks with Chimichurri

Popular in Argentinian cuisine, chimichurri is a fresh herb sauce, similar to pesto, traditionally served with grilled meat. These steaks get a cumin-chili-cayenne rub too.


6 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

1 hour 35 minutes


  • 3boneless beef chuck top blade (flat-iron) steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2teaspoons kosher salt or salt, divided
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1cup firmly packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 1/4cup white-wine vinegar
  • 3cloves garlic, cut up
  • 1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4cup olive oil


  1. Trim fat from steaks. Place steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, chili powder, black pepper and cayenne. 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 remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon cumin and the crushed red pepper. With the processor or blender running, slowly add oil through the opening in the lid in a thin, steady stream until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  4. Grill steaks on the rack of an uncovered charcoal 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 (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 322kcal
Carbohydrate Total 2g
Total Sugars 0g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 91mg
Sodium 587mg
Protein 30g

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