This dish is very simple and affordable, and Chimichurri sauce adds great color and flavor. If flank steak is unavailable, skirt steak is a great substitute.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


Chimichurri Sauce:


  • 1 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 Tbsp. Red Chili
  • ¾ cup Olive Oil

Chef's Tip

Flank steak has very distinct muscle fibers. Slicing the steak against the grain will make the meat more tender.


  1. Preheat the grill to 500°F and soak the plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Rub the flank steak with olive oil, and season both sides with salt and chili powder.
  3. Place the steak on the grill and sear for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn the steak over and place it on the plank. Place the plank on the grill and close the lid. Turn the heat down to low.
  5. Cook the steak to desired doneness, about 6 minutes for medium rare.
  6. Remove the steak from the grill, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  7. To make the sauce, add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.
  8. Slice the steak against the grain, and serve it with the chimichurri sauce.

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

Used in this recipe:

Hickory Grilling Plank