1 1/4 lbs flank steaks or 1 1/4 lbs
flat iron steaks, at room temperature
coarse salt and pepper
olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 shallots or 1/4
red onion, coarsley chopped
cilantro, loosely packed
flat leaf parsley, loosely packed
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 teaspoon
sherry wine vinegar
bread, sturdy sandwich bread toasted
- Preheat oven to 375. Arrange the bacon on a pan lined with parchment and cook til desired level of crispness.
- Meanwhile, preheat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium high. Season the steak with salt and pepper and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Grill the meat, turning once, for about 8 minutes for med-rare. Remove from heat and let rest about 5-10 minute Slice thinly on an angle against the grain.
- Using food processor, pulse the 1/3 c oil, the chiles, shallot, garlic, cilantro, parsley, oregano, lime juice and vinegar into a chimichurri sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- To serve, arrange the sliced steak on the toast. Top with watercress, bacon, tomato, chimichurri and the remaining toast.