Beef, it’s what’s for dinner!

I grew up in Texas with my dad grilling steaks every Sunday night. We Texans love our beef, although today I am more cautious about how much red meat I eat. Now when I get a hankering for a good steak or burger, I buy grass-fed beef from DeBragga Butcher. Their grass-fed beef is raised naturally and humanely and free from any antibiotics or hormones!

Last weekend I grilled this flavorful steak with Chimichurri sauce; an Argentinian flavor combination that I just love. .. and I threw some portobello mushrooms on the grill also as a side.  Wow!

Chimichurri Steak

Serves 4

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup wine vinegar (red or white)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 bunches flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

1 small white onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)

1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped

1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika

1/3 cup oregano, finely chopped

2 1/2 pounds skirt steak

Combine all chimichurri ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse just until combined, 30 seconds or less. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Chimichurri sauce may be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Transfer steak to a shallow dish. Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Marinate with a few tablespoons of Chimichurri in refrigerator at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Preheat a grill or grill pan. Brush grill with oil. Remove steaks from marinade. Place them on the grill, and cook 4 minutes. Turn, and continue cooking to desired temperature. Transfer steaks to a cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice steaks crosswise. Divide evenly between 4 plates and drizzle with chimichurri sauce.

You can serve this steak with any combination of starch and vegetable. I made a salad with the watercress growing in my garden. Then I marinated a couple of portobello mushrooms with olive oil, salt, pepper, a splash of red wine vinegar, and a few chopped garlic cloves..and threw them on the grill for a few minutes. Can’t get much easier than that!!