May 6, 2019

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Making grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce is a wonderful way to kick off grilling season. 

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, BBQ Guys, and The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. All this week we will be sharing amazing summer grilling recipes, and our readers have a chance to win some amazing prizes from our generous sponsors.  You're not going to want to miss a single day! #ad #SummerGrilling. After the recipe, be sure to check out all of the prizes and enter to win.

This grilled flank steak was so delicious. I rubbed it with a combination of spices, including smoked paprika, The Spice House Vulcan's Fire Salt, and freshly ground black pepper. You can learn more about The Spice House below in the prize information, but I have been a huge fan, even before they were a sponsor of this event.

I visited their store on Wells Street in Chicago back in 2002 while visiting a friend who lived on the same street nearby and fell in love. Ever since, I have been a regular online customer and often give their gift boxes for Christmas gifts. My favorite thing they do is pack their boxes with cinnamon sticks and bay leaves as packing material. How cool is that?

Sliced grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Another cool tool I used was a Hamilton Beach indoor searing grill. While living in southern California affords me the opportunity to grill practically year round, I love the convenience of being able to quickly sear steaks, burgers, or veggies without having to fire up a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill.

Plus, we actually have gotten a lot of rain here this year. The saying is we have four seasons... earthquake, flood, fire, and drought (and back in the day, riot).

I've owned a few indoor grills and grill pans, but this one is unique because it has a hood to capture the smoky flavor of the food while it is grilling.

Chimichurri sauce

Finally, I used the Weber iGrill mini grilling thermometer from BBQ Guys. It's so cool! I'm a huge fan of using an instant read thermometer when cooking meat (and breads too). This thermometer takes it to another level. You actually synch it to your phone via an app! The app tells you that your meat has reached the appropriate temperature.

This grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce is smoky and delicious. Yes, chimichurri had a heyday a few years ago, but, just because it was a fad, doesn't mean it isn't wonderful. Liking something that is popular doesn't make you uncool. For example, I love Hootie and the Blowfish songs and I'm still cool, right?

Sliced grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and spice rub

This chimichurri sauce is a mixture of olive oil, parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, and red wine vinegar. The flavors in the sauce sound pretty simple, but combined, they are so delicious.

I always have some leftover parsley and cilantro from recipes I make. In the future, I'll be making chimichurri every time with any leftover herbs I have. It's freeze-able for using later.

I'm a huge fan of flank steak. It's so underrated. Be sure to check out more Karen's Kitchen Stories flank steak recipes:

After the recipe, be sure to learn how to win the great prizes from our sponsors.

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican oregano)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spice House Vulcan Fire Salt


How to cook Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine the hot water and oregano in a medium bowl and let rest for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the parsley, cilantro, vinegar, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of sugar, and whisk together. Set aside. 
  3. Rub the flank steak with the remaining olive oil on both sides. 
  4. Combine the paprika, the Vulcan salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon sugar in a bowl and then rub all over the steak. 
  5. Heat your grill on high and rub the grates with oil. 
  6. Cook the steak about 4 minutes a side, until the interior reaches about 120 degrees F. 
  7. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and tent with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  8. Thinly slice the flank steak against the grain and serve with the chimichurri sauce. 
chimichurri, parsley, cilantro, steak
Main dish, steak, beef
Created using The Recipes Generator
Recipe adapted from The Complete Cooking for Two cookbook from America's Test Kitchen

#SummerGrilling Week

This week, we're sharing the best grill recipes and celebrating the start of summer with an amazing giveaway, sponsored by BBQGuys, Farmer's Pantry, Hamilton Beach, Joy Jolt, The Spice House, and Torani.

  Grilling at summer weekend. Fresh meat and vegetables preparing on grill. 

Meet the Sponsors for Summer Grilling Recipes

Our generous sponsors have made this #SummerGrilling possible! Each of these wonderful company's are providing products for our giveaway.

BBQ Guys

Prize: iGrill mini grilling thermometer

The iGrill mini grilling thermometer is a pocket-sized smart thermometer that takes the guesswork out of grilling, so knowing exactly when to take your meat off the grill has never been easier. #imabbqguy  

Farmer's Pantry

Prize: 1 case Cornbread Crisps in assorted flavors

Farmer’s Pantry makes wholesome, hearty snacks that fill you up and taste great. We know the more satisfied we are, we’re more likely to be our best self. Live our best life; do our best work. Made with ingredients from American farms. #CornbreadCrisps  

Hamilton Beach

Prize: Indoor Searing Grill

With the Hamilton Beach® Indoor Searing Grill, you can enjoy outdoor grilled flavor anytime you want, regardless of the weather. There are two secrets to its excellent grilling capability. The Searing Grill’s high-heat searing temperature locks in juices and flavor, giving your meat better taste, texture and appearance. What’s more, its unique hooded design helps keep in flavor to give your food that authentic outdoor grilled taste. #HamiltonBeach  

Joy Jolt

Prize: set of High Ball Glasses

So many of the moments you enjoy most include raising a glass. Whether you’re hosting poker night, celebrating a promotion, or getting together “just because.” You deserve to drink in style. DRINK WITH JOY. ENJOY THE JOURNEY. #JoyJolt  

The Spice House

Prize: Best Seller Collection


Spice House is a purveyor of over 400 premium spices – all expertly sourced from across the globe. Our spice artisans hand-grind and blend our spices in small batches to ensure that your spices are as fresh as possible for more flavorful and delicious kitchen creations.  The Spice House’s Best Seller’s Collection contains our four best-selling Spice House blends of all time. It took 60 years of tinkering to create these four masterpiece spice blends. Each blend in our Best Sellers Box adds a burst of flavor that’s perfect for grilling any protein or veggie. #TheSpiceHouse  


Prize: A year supply of Torani Syrups

Torani believes in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. #ToraniFlavor  

Best Grill Recipes Creators

Our recipe creators for #SummerGrilling have amazing websites! You'll want to visit them all throughout the week so see their fabulous grilling creations: Juggling Act Mama, Cheese Curd in Paradise, Life Currents, Bowl Me Over, Everyday Eileen, Hezzi D's Books and Cooks, Bloghetti, Doodlecraft, Who Needs a Cape, The Mandatory Mooch, For the Love of Food, Frugal & Fit, The Foodie Affair, House of Nash Eats, A Day in Candiland, Karen's Kitchen Stories, Live Love Texas, Lazy Budget Chef, Simple and Savory, and Our Good Life. Our awesome bloggers are throwing in $100 cash prize for the giveaway, too!

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Enter the #SummerGrilling Giveaway!

Grilling at summer weekend. Fresh meat and vegetables preparing on grill.

Official Rules and Conditions for the #SummerGrilling Giveaway:

One grand prize winner will receive a prize package including:
  • iGrill Mini Grilling Thermometer from BBQGuys
  • Case of Cornbread Crisps from Farmer's Pantry
  • Indoor Searing Grill from Hamilton Beach
  • Stella High Ball Glassware from Joy Jolt
  • Best Seller Collection from The Spice House
  • 1 Year Supply of Syrups from Torani
  • $100 via PayPal 
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