Taco Tuesday gets a whole new look with these Grilled Chimichurri Steak Tacos. The flavor of the garlicky herb sauce is to die for! Thank you to Saber Grills for helping me share this recipe with you.
The first bite of flank steak I ever had is still emblazoned on my brain. I was a kid and we were having dinner at a friend's house. Being a kid, I was too busy playing to bother watching what was going on in the kitchen or at the grill. All I knew was that when dinner was served, the most flavorful piece of meat I had ever eaten made its way onto my plate. I remember looking lovingly at our friend and anointing her queen of all the steaks.
I later learned that she had marinated the steak and a simple mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic. To this day, this is how I make flank steak 99% of the time.
But for these grilled chimichurri steak tacos, I took the road less taken (at least for me). Instead of marinating the flank steak, I coated it in a homemade spice rub made of paprika, chipotle chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder and salt. Chipotle chili powder adds a really nice smoky heat, but if you don't have any or don't feel like buying a bottle, feel free to substitute regular chili powder.
The spice rub is just part of the reason why these steak tacos are so good. The rest of the credit goes to the chimichurri sauce. If chimichurri sauce is not something you've experienced before, you're in for a treat. Hailing from Argentina, chimichurri is traditionally made from fresh parsley, fresh oregano, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil and a pinch of salt. In this recipe, I whizzed everything up in the food processor, but mincing the parsley, oregano and garlic then mixing it with the other ingredients works just as well.
Once the steak is grilled, be sure to let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing, otherwise all of the juices will run out of the steak. You want them to stay inside of the steak for a long as possible so that the meat will be juicier.
Once everything is ready to go, assemble the tacos with a couple of slices of steak, some crunchy slaw and a healthy dollop of chimichurri sauce. Just so good.
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Grilled Chimichurri Steak Tacos
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¾ teaspoon salt divided
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ¼ pound flank steak trimmed
- 12 corn tortillas use additional tortillas to double up, if desired
- 4 cups chopped red and green cabbage
- juice of 1 lime
The Chimichurri Sauce:
- 1 ¼ cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves and stems
- 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, ground oregano, chipotle chili powder, cumin, ½ teaspoon salt and garlic powder.
- Rub the spice mixture over both sides of the flank steak. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grate with oil.
- Grill the flank steak until desired doneness reached, about 5 minutes per side for medium rare (depends on thickness of steak).
- Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly.
- Heat the corn tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage with the lime juice and ¼ teaspoon salt.
- Divide the steak, cabbage and chimichurri sauce evenly between the 12 tortillas. If the tortillas start to break while eating the tacos, double up on the tortillas.
The Chimichurri Sauce:
- In a food processor, pulse the parsley, garlic, oregano, red wine vinegar and salt until the parsley is finely chopped, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the olive oil.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Saber Grills. All opinions are my own. This post contains links to my Amazon affiliate page. Any revenue made from sales through these links helps to support this blog. Thank you!
I am going to make chimichurri taco steak this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.
These are making my mouth water! Looks so delicious! What a great giveaway too!!
Mmm chimichurri! And another way to make Taco Tuesday awesome.
I think the recipe looks really good. The grill looks nice, too.
I love this recipe. Chimichurri and steak are perfect together. What a cool giveaway. I'd love to add this grill to my collection.
Alyssa | EverydayMaven
Yes please!! These tacos sound so good and I think I would put the sauce on everything!
That chimichurri! I'd put it on everything!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
That steak looks like it's grilled perfectly. YAY for grilling season!!!!
Woot woot! A healthy delicious recipe to add to my grilling repertoire AND fingers crossed to win the incredible grill package! Thank you for the chance!
Jenny | Honey and Birch
Oh my goodness - I want to be your neighbor this summer! I'll bring the steak so we can grill up these tacos!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
What a beautiful recipe, and that chimichurri sauce is to die for! Great grill! I hope I win! LOL
I need to up my taco game! These look phenomenal! And the grill is amazing, too!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
That beef is so perfectly grilled! Looks incredible. And love the giveaway!
Sounds so delicious! Will definitely try soon.
These made me super hungry. I might need an early dinner.
Would love to have this give-away for my husband. He is a grill-master
Sarah Jane Jennings
Can't wait to make these!!!
I love having chimichurri with steak at restaurants.....looking forward to trying this at home 🙂
This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!
The chimichurri steak tacos sound delicious! I would love to try that recipe for my family.