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Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri Recipe

Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri Recipe

Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled meat, poultry or fish. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 pounds beef flat iron steaks or 2 beef top sirloin steaks (1 pound each)


  • 1. For chimichurri, place the first five ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil, vinegar, lime peel, lime juice, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; process until blended. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • 2. Sprinkle steaks with the remaining salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with chimichurri. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked steak with 3 tablespoons sauce: 336 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

Reviews for Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

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ejt325 User ID: 4790999 178777
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"I loved this sauce!"

Let Them Eat Cheesecake User ID: 6964697 96024
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Very tasty, especially if you like a little spice. I would recommend cutting down the Chimichurri though. It makes way more than you'll need."

Italy04 User ID: 5166579 182668
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Tried this out over the was very good. Yes, there is alot of could cut back a little if you don't want it as spicy. The sauce is delicious. I served the steak with a zucchini-cilantro salad & jalapeno potato gratin...a very elegant tasting 'latin inspired' meal!"

grandofthree User ID: 2705228 96011
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"Can never have tooooo much garlic..can't wait to try this!"

partridge User ID: 1426507 97808
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Really good but wayyyy to much garlic as well as peppers. I am going to try cut both in half next time"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.