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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Deliciously tender juicy slices of savory steak covered in zesty fresh sauce combine for a wonderful recipe that the entire family will enjoy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinate4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chimichurri sauce, easy flank steak recipe, flank steak with chimichurri sauce, grilled flank steak
Servings: 4



  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lime juice only

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh parsley firmly packed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro firmly packed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 small shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves



  • In a shallow dish: add olive, lime juice, salt, cumin and mix. Add flank steak and coat all sides of the beef. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight (preferably). Don't forget to flip the steak at the half way point.

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blends for 20-30 seconds until it looks minced (do not over blend). Season with salt to taste.
    Hand method ~ finely chop or mince the parsley, cilantro, garlic, shallots and place in a bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Season with salt to taste.


  • Grease the skillet or grill with olive oil. Preheat to medium-high (heat and wait for several minutes until hot. Sear 3 minutes per-side for medium rare and charred on the outside ~ (5 minutes per-side for medium, 8 minutes per-side for well done). Note: cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the steak.
  • Rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Slice the steak against the grain. Dip or serve with Chimichurri Sauce.