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Chimichurri-Marinated Beef Steaks

Chimichurri-Marinated Beef SteaksA homemade chimichurri sauce is used as a flavorful marinade for beef strip steaks.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 beef Strip Filets, cut 1 inch thick (about 4 to 6 ounces each)

Chimichurri Sauce:
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce. Place garlic in food processor container. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Cover; process until well blended. Remove and refrigerate 1/4 cup sauce for serving. Place beef filets and remaining sauce in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Remove filets from marinade; discard marinade. Place filets on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 12 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 10 to 13 minutes) for medium rare (145°F | 162.7°C) to medium (160°F | 71.1°C) doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. Serve beef filets with reserved Chimichurri sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 229 calories; 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 73 mg cholesterol; 148 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.2 g fiber; 25 g protein; 7.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 3.3 mcg vitamin B12; 2.1 mg iron; 29.0, mcg selenium; 4.9 mg zinc; 0.9 mg choline.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.