Grilled Chimichurri Steaks bring a beautiful steak to a weeknight. Brushed with chimichurri sauce, you'll make this again and again.
Have you ever had a craving for a delicious, grilled steak, but you just didn’t think about it in advance? Steaks are one of my favorite foods for the grill, but I like to marinate them overnight before grilling, which takes time and a bit of forethought. Say hello to these grilled chimichurri steaks!
I literally picked up some thin-cut New York strip steaks at the market and had these bad boys on the grill in less than an hour. The secret? A simple and delicious chimichurri sauce that gets generously brushed on the steaks while they are grilling. The result is a tender and juicy steak that will soon become a staple in your grilled repertoire! (My wife actually said, “Wait, when did you marinate these?”)
Don’t let the thought of making a chimichurri sauce scare you. It might be a long, funny word, but it’s really just a puree of olive oil, parsley and spices.
When I first made this chimichurri sauce, I found the flavor to be a bit stark. I love parsley, but 1 ½ cups of parsley? That’s a lot! I tasted a bit of the sauce when I first made it, and it was just too herby in my opinion. Nevertheless, I stuck with it and brushed a generous amount of the sauce onto the steaks while they were grilling. Whoa!
The flavor of the sauce changed quite a bit on the grill, and the steaks ended up with the most amazing flavor. All in less than an hour, too!
Grilling Tip #1: Watch the grill carefully while you are grilling these steaks. The olive oil in the chimichurri sauce will cause the grill to flare up. A small spray bottle of water is a great tool to help keep these flare-ups under control.
Grilling Tip #2: My favorite way to grill steaks on a gas grill is to preheat the grill for about 10 minutes to get it really hot. (I usually set it somewhere between medium-high and high.) I then sear the steaks for about 2-3 minutes per side. Finally, I just cut the grill off (without opening the lid) and let the steaks roast for another 6-7 minutes depending on the thickness and the desired amount of doneness.
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