Chimichurri-Marinated Beef Steaks -- A homemade Chimichurri sauce is used as a marinade for Strip steaks.
A homemade Chimichurri sauce is used as a marinade for Strip steaks.
  • Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 4 beef Strip Filets, cut 1 inch thick (about 4 to 6 ounces each)
Chimichurri Sauce:
  1. 2 cloves garlic
  2. 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
  3. 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  8. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce. Place garlic in food processor container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Cover; process until well blended. Remove and refrigerate 1/4 cup sauce for serving. Place beef filets and remaining sauce in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Remove filets from marinade; discard marinade. Place filets on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 12 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 10 to 13 minutes) for medium rare (145°F)to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. Serve filets with reserved Chimichurri sauce.
Comments (3)
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Why ruin a great filet mignon with this junk sauce??? Use the sauce over a cheaper cut of beef, rather than wasting a great piece of meat that needs little more than kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Collin K Ansell

I will try this recipe! I will use two limes in place of the lemon.