Chimichurri Sauce on Ribeye Steak ~ or Whatever!

25 Jun
Chimichurri Sauce with Grilled Ribeye

Chimichurri Sauce with Grilled Ribeye

Soooo, my daughter has absconded with my prized Canon Rebel that I use for my foodie blog, as she’s flown off to Texas to record her adventures in Austin, Wimberley, and San Antonio for a week. I don’t know why I let her take it. So that left me without recording anything I made this week, but luckily had a few downloaded pics of some homemade Chimichurri sauce I made last weekend for some grilled Ribeyes. Unfortunately I only took pics of the final product and not the “making” of it. I’m sure you’ll live. πŸ™‚

This is a very versatile, slightly spicy sauce that can be used as a topping on any grilled (or otherwise) protein, like steak, chicken, or fish. It can also be used as an overnight marinade, which I also used it for later in the week for a tough cut of meat. It’s a winning combination of flavors. This will keep two to three weeks in the fridge if you keep adding a little oil to keep it covered. When you want to use it for a recipe, just take it out of the fridge at least an hour beforehand to let the oil warmΒ  and loosen up and then give it a good shake or stir. This is also best made at least a day or two ahead to let the flavors meld.

I used some cilantro from my garden along with the parsley but if you are in the “cilantro-hating” camp you can also sub some spicy arugula or other green. It’s all good! I also used my spicy oregano plant (as opposed to just regular oregano) to give it an added kick.

Chimichurri Sauce with Spicy Oregano Plant

Chimichurri Sauce with Spicy Oregano Plant

And a huge shout-out to The FrugalHausfrau again for inspiring me to adapt her recipe! Click on her link to see the original.

Here is what I did:

Chimichurri Sauce

1 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (sub arugala, more parsley or other green if you don’t like it)
1/2 cup onion, chopped rough
2 garlic cloves
About 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves
LOTS of ground black pepper, at least 1/2 teaspoon or more
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
Sea or kosher salt, to taste
1/2 cup red wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar with a splash of red wine, or all white)
1/2 to 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, or until sauce is covered

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until finely minced, scraping down the sides as needed. Taste for additional seasonings, and add as needed.

Allow to stand for 30 minutes, then add more oil after rest time if it’s not covered with at least 1/4 inch of oil.

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Cover and chill (I put mine in a Bell canning jar) for at least 3 hours or overnight. Overnight is better. Bring to room temperature at least an hour before serving. Serve over grilled steak, chicken, or fish, or use it as a marinade. Enjoy!

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79 Responses to “Chimichurri Sauce on Ribeye Steak ~ or Whatever!”

  1. Jodi June 25, 2016 at 7:22 am #

    Looks so delish! I could eat it NOW! πŸ™‚

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  2. apuginthekitchen June 25, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    I did not know there was such a thing as spicy oregano. Learn something know. I love your spicy chimichurri, I am on the cilantro hating (dislike) fence. Sometimes I don’t mind in small amounts. I think with everthing included in this condiment I would like, it all balances out very nicely I am sure. Yum to rib eye and chimichurri. I have a Canon also and don’t use it in favor of my iphone. I can’t figure out how to get lighting right when I shoot in the house, I’m fine outside but I hardly ever take outdoor photo’s.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 25, 2016 at 10:08 am #

      Thanks Suzanne. I had to buy a manual written for newbies like me to explain the lighting and buttons and white balance and all that. It’s called Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell.

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      • apuginthekitchen June 25, 2016 at 11:49 am #

        I have my camera in auto and thought that would mKe it easy. I also have a rebel an older model d4 maybe can’t remember but the photos I take indoors just don’t look as good as the ones on my iPhone not crisp and clear not sure why will look for that book thanks

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      • StefanGourmet July 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

        Hi Suzanne, it may also be the indoor light conditions. My photos are so much better now that I use ‘daylight’ studio lights in my kitchen. When using a semi-professional camera, it also pays off to learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and the like. Not to mention using the right lense: 50 mm is what most food bloggers use. The camera must be at soom minimum distance to be able to focus, e.g. 18 inches for my 50 mm lense. Another good book is Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.

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      • anotherfoodieblogger July 4, 2016 at 9:01 am #

        Great advice for Suzanne, thank you Stefan!

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  3. lynne hoareau June 25, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    Your chimichurri sauce sounds absolutely amazing. Yay! another homemade sauce to make, they are the best !!!
    We are having steak tonight, pity I don’t have your sauce on hand…but will have it for next time, that is for sure πŸ™‚ Thanks Kathryn πŸ™‚

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  4. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso June 25, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    Chimichurri is so perfect with meat. This looks so very delicious! πŸ™‚

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  5. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser June 25, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    Yum-KR!!! xoxoxo ccc

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  6. fromthefamilytable June 25, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    I’m late to discovering chimichurri, but you’re right. You make just about anything better with a good dollop.

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  7. Teagan Geneviene June 25, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Hi Kathryn. This is a lovely post, regardless. The steak looks delicious. By the way, your dishes are really cute too. I love cilantro, but it’s good to know what makes a good substitute. Mega hugs! πŸ˜€

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 25, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      Oh thanks so much Teagan! Those dishes are just my every day dishes but every once in a while they make a cameo appearance on my blog. I have quite a busy day today but will check out the next episode as soon as I can! xoxoxo

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  8. Juliette Kings June 25, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Wow. That is beautiful.

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  9. ggstratton June 25, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Looks delicious. I LOVE CHIMICHURRI!! Looks like you cooked the perfect steak too. The chimichurri would be really good with plantain chips too as an appetizer. I am so glad to finally discover and grow all the spicy basil, oregano and greens. Is it something new-I don’t remember ever seeing them before this year. I am growing the spicy basil and it seems to tolerate water better than the regular basil. My regular basil was always finicky when it came to watering, however, I found that if I gor basil from seed it is more tolerant. I know you are going to miss your camera-but she will have so much fun. I adore Wimberley-charming little town. Glad they have recovered from the flooding. Maybe she will let you post some of the things from your camera. πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank you so much! Yes Wimberley is quite quaint. My parents have lived there for over 30 years. Luckily they live up on a hill so weren’t affected by the flooding but it’s such shame all those gorgeous cypress trees were wiped out along all the rivers.


  10. Michelle Williams June 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    summer is certainly chimichurri season. You, Suzanne and I have all made steak with chimichurri in the last week. YUM!

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  11. Book Club Mom June 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    I was just thinking about learning to make new sauces. I recently started making my own barbecue sauce and it’s so much better than the bottled versions. I think I could handle this one!

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  12. chef mimi June 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Your daughter must be very trustworthy! Love that chimichurri stuff. On just about everything!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

      Well she is most of the time, but I would say it was me trusting her about that this time, lol! Thanks so much Mimi! xo

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  13. Sheryl June 25, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    This looks wonderful, and I like how easy it is to make.

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  14. Karina Pinella June 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    The sauce looks wonderful. I’ll take the rib-eye too.

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  15. cookingwithshy June 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    The sauce looks great…would try this with chicken sometime…great share!!!

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  16. Freda @ Aromatic essence June 25, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    The sauce looks wonderful, Kathyrn! I have never tried chimichurri..I think I have to asap! I actually love cilantro a lot, for me no dish is complete without it. In fact I dislike parsley πŸ˜€

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  17. Nadia June 26, 2016 at 5:16 am #

    One of my favourites. It seems to go with just about anything.

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  18. Lynz Real Cooking June 26, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    this sauce sounds so good!

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  19. Melody Procter June 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Sauce looks yum!! Love the spicy oregano plant too (one of my favorites). I bet you camera is being put to good use in Texas Kathryn πŸ™‚ So many fun things to take pictures of in Austin and San Antonio!!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

      My daughter already texted me see has over 1000 photos halfway through the trip, lol! I can’t wait to see Castle Hill Graffiti wall, as that certainly wasn’t around when I lived there. πŸ™‚

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      • Melody Procter June 27, 2016 at 8:30 am #

        Sounds like she is having a great time!!! I’ve never seen the castle hill graffiti wall either.

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  20. Bernadette June 27, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    This was delicious – I used it yesterday over grilled chicken.

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  21. D. Wallace Peach June 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    That looks great, Kathryn. I love anything with cilantro! My husband is picking up steaks tonight. I’m making this πŸ™‚

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  22. New Journey June 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Pretty sure that would be good over a BBQ shoe!!!! looks lovely…..thanks fro always reminding me of the simply additions that can make the meal one step higher in taste….LOL kat

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  23. Teresa Blackburn June 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    I love, love, love this idea on steak and I plan to try this out on the upcoming holiday weekend.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

      Oh excellent Teresa, I am so glad you like the idea! We really enjoyed it here. πŸ™‚


  24. PantryPortfolio June 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    This looks excellent! Perfect for summer grilling. I have to try this ASAP.

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  25. Fourth Generation Farmgirl June 29, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    This looks delicious! My husband would especially love this. 😊

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  26. Linda June 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    I love a good chimichurri sauce – and yours looks really good Kathryn!! πŸ™‚

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  27. Karen July 1, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    Chimichurri sauce is so good on grilled meats. Your recipe is very similar to what I prepare but I haven’t ever put onion in mine…I’ll have to give it a try.

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  28. budgiesntiels July 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Your daughter is very lucky you let her take your camera. I am like Gollum with the ring when it comes to my precious. πŸ˜€ The picture was lovely.

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  29. Josette@thebrookcook July 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    I have also abandoned my Canon for my iPhone- crazy. It’s wonderful that you are able to trust your daughter with something so special to you.
    I love your sauce- it is truly delicious on anything!! (Love that you stored it in a jar too- that’s my style. πŸ™‚ Jars are taking over my house!)

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    • anotherfoodieblogger July 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

      Well I don’t have an iPhone, but I also let her take it because any photographs she takes in the next couple of months is for one of her summer projects for school in the fall. πŸ™‚

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  30. Sadie's Nest July 16, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Sounds great… and I’d love to see what your daughter did with your camera! Hope it was worth it, lol! πŸ˜‰

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  31. parkerozgood March 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    I’m trying this on my next Ribeye! Looks so good!

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  32. FrugalHausfrau May 1, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    Man, I just saw this tonight!! Thanks for the shout out and the sauce looks delish!!!


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