Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Servings Prep Time
3-4people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8minutes 3 1/2hours
Servings Prep Time
3-4people 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8minutes 3 1/2hours
  • 1lb Flat Iron Steak
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Black Pepper
  • 1tsp Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1clove Minced garlic
  • 2tbsp EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2cup Chopped fresh cilantroFor chimichurri
  • 1/2cup Chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Red chili peppersor sweet red peppers finely chopped
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 3cloves Minced garlic
  • 1/2cup EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2cup Red wine Vinegar
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the chimichurri. If necessary, add the fresh parsley and cilantro to a food processor and pulse a few times, just until they’re finely chopped.
  2. Add the red wine vinegar and olive oil and stir all ingredients until well blended.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least three hours (for best results, leave overnight).
  4. 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley for the steak with one tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the mixture into both sides of the flat iron. Remove the chimichurri from the fridge and allow it and the steak to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high.
  6. Add the flat iron to the skillet, allowing it to cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove when a meat thermometer reaches 125 degrees for medium-rare.
  7. Place the steak on a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Slice into thin strips and drizzle chimichurri sauce over the steak. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you prefer, you can use the chimichurri as a marinade for steak rather than a condiment. Just pour the mixture into a leak-proof bag, add the steak, and marinate overnight in the fridge! The red wine vinegar provides the acid needed to tenderize the steak as the chimichurri flavors work their way through. We hope you enjoy making this simple chimichurri and flat iron steak recipe. You can find more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration on Steak University. We invite you also to browse our selection of steaks to order online for future recipes you want to try.

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