beef skewers with cilantro chimichurri

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Daily Inspiration S
from Sugar Land, TX

The chimichurri sauce is so fragrant with the cilantro and lemon -- it really adds a great depth-of-flavor to the beef. The pickled red onions are a really nice addition to this dish as well.

serves 6-8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For beef skewers with cilantro chimichurri

  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 lb
    flank steak, trimmed
  • 1
    garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • fresly ground black pepper
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How To Make beef skewers with cilantro chimichurri

  • 1
    Make the pickled onion by combining the cider vinegar, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl and whisk to dissolve. Add the red onion and 2 tbsp. cilantro - stir to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, soak 20 wooden skewers in warm water, at least 30 minutes. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 20 strips, about 1/8 inch thick. Thread the meat accordion-style onto the skewers and set aside until ready to grill.
  • 3
    Combine the remaining cilantro, garlic red wine vinegar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. salt and the olive oil in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • 4
    Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Brush the grill with olive oil, then grill the skewers until marked, about 1 minute per side. Serve with the chimichurri sauce and the pickled onion.
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