Beef & Chimichurri Sauce

"Summer is the perfect time to make this Argentinian classic. Can be served with 3 cups or so simple white rice, if you like."
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  • In a food processor, combine parsley, shallot, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, 1/4 t. each of the salt and pepper. Pulse until combined; set aside.
  • Heat a gas grill to medium-high heat or prepare a charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 t. each salt and pepper over steak. Grill about 8 minutes per side.
  • Remove steak from grill and place in a glass baking dish; spread the sauce over top and cover dish with foil; allow to sit for 5 minutes. Remove steak from dish and slice. Serve with sauce remaining in baking dish.

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  1. This was a good chimichurri sauce and will make it again. But, will slightly reduce the vinegar, as it was a bit too much for us. We don't eat much meat, so we just pan-fried a New York strip to rare, then thinly sliced it to share between the two of us. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
  2. Made this delicious sauce tonight to go on our steaks. I cubed up ribeye steaks vs. using sirloin and placed them on skewers. They were wonderful with the chimichurri sauce. Served with black beans and rice. Made for Culinary Quest - South America, 2014.
  3. Seriously good! The sauce is excellent and adds substantially to a great cut of bbq'd beef. We grilled to medium-rare and served in mini pitas drizzled with more sauce and some salad for really excellent sandwiches. Thanks for a great recipe.
  4. I have a lot of parsley growing in the garden and thought this would be a great way to use it. We really enjoyed the fresh bright flavor and thought it went very well with the simple grilled sirloin. I used the blender, and it made more of a puree. Next time I would use a little less garlic. The raw garlic flavor was a bit pronounced for our tastes.
  5. This is a great way to serve steak! The sauce was a great complement to the beef and easy to make. Thanks for posting this recipe!


I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!
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