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Juicy BBQ Steak with Chimichurri

The addition of Mexican smoked chilli to this Argentinian classic works incredibly well. Full of lovely fresh flavour. (For best results use good quality steak: rib eyes, flat irons, sirloins or flank steaks all work well for this)

  • Prep time

    12 hrs

  • Cook time

    30 mins

  • Total time

    12 hrs 30 mins

  • Ideal for

    BBQ

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    2

How to make it

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade together and marinade the steaks in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably over night.
  2. While marinating, combine the ingredients for the chimichurri and pulse quickly in a food processor. Leave the chimichurri for a minimum of two hours, covered in the fridge but again it is better if you leave it over night.
  3. Half an hour before you’re ready to cook the steaks, remove the steaks from the marinade and season with sea salt and black pepper. At the same time, heat the marinade in a pan and simmer for ten minutes then transfer to a bowl so you can use it as a mop for your steaks.
  4. Setup your grill for direct grilling, you want a nice hot grill for this.
  5. Place the steaks on the grill and let them cook on one side. When you flip the steaks, mop the cooked side with your reserved and heated marinade. As the second side of the steak is done, flip and mop then remove from the grill and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve with the chimichurri sauce.

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