How to Easily Prepare Flavorful Steak Chimichurri Tacos

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Christina Flores

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Steak Chimichurri Tacos

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Additional Time: 30 minutes (for marinating)

Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings: 4-6


Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steak and Tacos:

  • 1 lb flank steak or skirt steak
  • 8-10 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage or slaw mix
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • Lime wedges for serving

Steps to Cook:

  1. Make the Chimichurri Sauce:

    • In a medium bowl, combine the chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Stir the ingredients together until well combined. Cover and let the chimichurri sauce sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Prepare the Steak:

    • Pat the steak dry with paper towels and season it generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
    • Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. When the grill is hot, 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 or bite-sized pieces.
    • Warm the tortillas according to the package instructions, or heat them in a dry skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.
    • Place a few slices of steak in the center of each tortilla.
    • Top the steak with a spoonful of the chimichurri sauce, shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Serve the steak chimichurri tacos immediately, with lime wedges on the side for guests to squeeze over the top.
    • Enjoy the flavorful combination of the tender steak, the vibrant chimichurri sauce, and the fresh taco toppings.

Cook’s Note:

  • The chimichurri sauce can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Stir it well before using.
  • If you prefer a spicier chimichurri, you can add more red pepper flakes or a finely chopped jalapeño or serrano pepper.
  • For a heartier meal, serve the steak chimichurri tacos with a side of roasted sweet potatoes or a fresh salad.
  • Leftover steak can be used for other dishes, such as steak sandwiches or steak and eggs.

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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!