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flank steak with chimichurri sauce

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce.    Chimichurri sauce is a very popular traditional Argentinian sauce, widely used with grilled steak, chicken and other meats. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentinian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 466 kcal
Author Julia


Chimichurri sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley , washed and rinsed, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for flank steak:

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • salt and pepper


How to make Chimichurri sauce

  1. Place all ingredients for the sauce in the food processor and blend for about 4 minutes until you get pesto-like sauce. Using spatula, transfer sauce into a bowl.

How to cook flank steak

  1. Mix all spices together in a small bowl. Rub spices on both sides of flank steak, scatter chopped garlic over steak.

  2. Heat a large skillet on high heat until very hot, add 2 tablespoons olive oil (it should sizzle). Add flank steak (with spices and garlic) and sear it on high heat about 4 minutes on one side.  Flip it over, add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil, and sear 4  minutes on another side.  

  3. Cover the skillet with the lid – let the flank steak rest, covered, for about 5 or 8 minutes.

  4. Transfer cooked flank steak onto the large platter and slice it into thin strips, against the grain.

  5. Place strips of flank steak in the middle of each plate, top with a spoonful of Chimichurri sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1560IU31%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.