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churrasco with chimichurri and potatoes.
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Churrasco with Chimichurri

This churrasco with chimichurri is cooked beef steak served with an oil and parsley-based condiment. A South and Central American comfort food classic that's perfect for barbecues and summer cookouts!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Argentinian, Brazilian
Servings: 6
Calories: 399kcal


Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 cup olive oil good quality
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 red chili deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 lbs skirt steak
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Finely chop the fresh parsley and chilies, and finely mince the fresh garlic. Place the parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, oregano, and red chilies in a bowl. Stir it and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover it and let it sit for at least 1 hour. 
  • Thoroughly pat skirt steak dry with a paper towel. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking. 
  • Pan-fry the steak in a hot skillet with oil for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, depending on the thickness of the steak. You can also grill it if you prefer. 
  • Transfer the steak to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. 
  • Slice the steak against the grain and serve it with the chimichurri sauce. 


  • Medium Rare: 125-135 degrees F
  • Medium: 135-145 degrees F
  • Well Done: over 165 degrees F
*Please note that the USDA recommends that beef be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F.*


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg