How to Easily Prepare Delicious Chimichurri Steak Tacos

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Christina Flores

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Chimichurri Steak Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4


For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Steak and Tacos:

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Steps to Cook:

  1. Make the Chimichurri Sauce:

    • In a medium bowl, combine the parsley, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Steak:

    • Pat the flank steak dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and black pepper.
    • Heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.
    • Add the steak and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:

    • Slice the rested steak against the grain into thin strips.
    • Divide the steak strips evenly among the warmed corn tortillas.
    • Top each taco with a spoonful of the chimichurri sauce, shredded cabbage or lettuce, and sliced avocado.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the chimichurri steak tacos immediately, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.
    • Encourage guests to customize their tacos with additional chimichurri sauce, if desired.

Cook’s Note:

  • The chimichurri sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The flavors will meld and intensify as it sits.
  • If you prefer a spicier chimichurri, you can increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add a finely chopped jalapeño or serrano pepper.
  • Grilling the flank steak instead of pan-frying will also add a nice smoky flavor to the tacos.
  • Serve the chimichurri steak tacos with additional toppings like diced onion, crumbled queso fresco, or pickled red onions for extra flavor and texture.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!