Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri
with roasted vegetables
With spring around the corner, fire up the grill (or stovetop!) for this classic steak dinner. We've added roasted potatoes and seasonal asparagus on the side and plenty of chimichurri sauce to enjoy over the whole plate.
- Flank steak - 1 lb
- Parsley - 1/2 cup
- Cilantro - 1/2 cup
- Red onions - 1/2, chopped
- Red wine vinegar - 2 Tbsp
- Capers - 1 Tbsp, rinsed
- Cooking oil - 1/2 cup
- New or red potatoes - 1 lb, quartered
- Asparagus - 1 bunch, trimmed, cut into 1" / 2.5 cm pieces
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
- Steak - Season generously with salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead) Take steak out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
- Make chimichurri - Pulse parsley, cilantro, red onions, vinegar and capers in a food processor while slowly adding oil. Continue pulsing until nearly smooth. Season to taste with salt. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Potatoes / Asparagus - Prep as directed.
- Preheat oven to 425F / 218C degrees. Toss potatoes in oil and spread out onto a sheet pan. Roast until they begin to turn golden brown ~20 minutes. Add asparagus to the pan and stir to combine. Continue roasting until asparagus is tender and turns bright green ~5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- If making steak on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place steak over direct heat. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
- If making steak on stovetop / oven: Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with cooking oil. Place steak onto hot grill pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Transfer steak to sheet pan; finish cooking in the oven at 425F / 218C degrees. This should be ~4 minutes for medium-rare; ~7 minutes for medium; and 10 minutes for well-done.
- Let steak rest, covered, for ~5 minutes. Cut into even portions (or thinly slice against the grain). Serve with roasted vegetables on the side and chimichurri over everything!
We used too much red onion. Reduce next time.0 Helpful
Perfect instructions to cook steak in a skillet and also the roasted, quartered small red potatoes were tasty. I wish I had read the comments to reduce the red onion in the chimichurri sauce. My red onion may have been on the larger side so I think using half was too much - it needed less onion, a little bit of garlic and a splash of lime or lemon juice or something to brighten the taste. I think next time I'd try making it without the capers and use oregano instead.0 Helpful
Subbed in top sirloin because it was a better price. Great dinner. Everyone enjoyed it.0 Helpful
We ALL agreed... me, husband, kids 8 and 10... this is a repeat. Yum!0 Helpful
My favorite chimmichurri. I make that all the Time. Good on anything!0 Helpful
Had to use flat iron steak because it's what we had on-hand; not my favorite chimichurri recipe but overall this was a quick and easy, tasty-enough meal. Doesn't re-heat well.0 Helpful