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Chimichurri Steak is a quick and easy recipe cooked in 15 minutes with no marinating needed! Perfectly seared steak is served with garlicky, tangy and flavorful chimichurri sauce.
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Chimichurri Steak

Chimichurri Steak is an easy Argentinean-inspired dish. Spoon the flavorful chimichurri sauce onto the tender and juicy steak.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chimichurri sauce, chimichurri steak
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Cindy



  • 12 ounces steak rib eye, sirloin, T-bone or skirt steak
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


Pan-Seared Steak

  • Remove steaks from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Rub steak with ½ tablespoon of olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat and add ½ tablespoon oil.
  • Add steak when it begins to smoke. This is necessary in order to get a good sear.
  • Sear steaks for 3-4 minutes each side to desired doneness (see note).
  • Let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting.

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Finely chop the parsley leaves.
  • Pulse parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes in food processor until coarsely pureed.
  • Add oregano and vinegar and pulse to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small-medium bowl. Whisk in olive well and mix well.
  • Test taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Spoon the chimichurri sauce onto the steak.


Steak doneness:
  • Rare Steak – 125°F (52°C), cool red center
  • Medium Rare Steak – 135°F (57°C), warm red center
  • Medium – 145°F (63°C), warm pink center
  • Medium Well Steak – 150°F (66°C), slightly pink center
  • Well Done Steak – 160°F(71°C), little or no pink


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 309mg | Vitamin A: 1110IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.6mg