~Grilled Argentinian Style Ribeye Steak w/Chimichurri Sauce~

by Sara Hafiz on April 24, 2010

A friend of mine recently went to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a vacation and when she came back, all she talked about was ‘the STEAKS of ARGENTINA’. Of course she did mention how beautiful  Argentina and its people were. She also mentioned that she loved the leather goods which are tailor-made for you on the premises, like wow!  But most of all she spoke passionately  about the quality of beef and how they grilled the steaks to perfection and how the chimichuirri sauce is so tangy & delicious and  is the most perfect condiment with the grilled  steak. Whew.  SOooo after hearing tremendous things about the Argentinian steaks and chimichurri sauce, I had to make the recipe. I needed to learn about chimichurri sauce, so I started my research, low and be hold, a dear fellow foodie friend, Sue from Justforlicks Blog posted a wonderful recipe for Chimichurri-Baked Halibut. I loved her recipe for the Chimichurri Sauce, it was tangy & spicy how my friend described it. Pefect!  Visit Sue’s wonderful blog Just For Licks.

Sue’s Chimichurri Sauce Recipe


1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 tablespoon shallots, minced

1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon Serrano chili, minced

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup fresh lemon/lime juice ( I used both for extra flavor)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sea salt


Combine ALL of the ingredients together, you can use a Cuisinart to mince & chop the ingredients. Whisk in the extra virgin olive oil. Serve on top of the grilled steak and some extra sauce on the side.

Ingredients for the Ribeye Steak Marianade:

1 tablespoon juice of lemon/lime juice combined

1/2 tsp olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Marinate the Ribeye Steak for one hour minimum. I grilled the steak on my out door grill for 5 minutes on each side until medium well.  I also grilled Baby Vidalia onions, first I  brushed them with olive oil, lemon juice and salt/pepper, great side dish for the steaks.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue April 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Sara – your steak looks so delicious and juicy. I am so happy you liked the Chimichurri sauce. Once again, you have given me inspiration for tonight’s dinner. I so look forward to reading your posts and seeing your beautifully photographed pictures.

Sara April 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Thank you Sue for the Recipe for the Chimichurri Sauce~ My family loved it! It was Delicious! :)

Nadia April 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Wow. This is beautiful! I want to try Sue’s chimichurri sauce too! :)

Nadia April 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

PS: I just showed my husband and he wants it too, hehe!

Sara April 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Thanks Nadia!Your hubby is lucky, his wife is a Gourmet Cook!!! :) Sue’s recipe for the chimichurri is very easy and delicious! I like grilling Ribeye steaks, somehow they have lots of flavor and are perfect for Grilling!

Dinners & Dreams April 25, 2010 at 1:25 am

I love chimichurri, it tastes great on steak.


Sara April 25, 2010 at 2:21 am

Thanks Nisrine! I peaked at your site, loved it! I will buy your book! I am going to Morocco in June, & I can’t wait! :)

Lynne at CookandBeMerry April 25, 2010 at 4:39 am

I saw your beautiful photo on FoodGawker and this looks like something I want to make in the very near future. Thanks!

Sara April 25, 2010 at 5:35 am

Thank you Lynne! :)

citronetvanille April 26, 2010 at 4:05 am

I love chimihurri and could use it everywhere, gorgeous pictures!

Maryam in Marrakech April 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

This steak absolutely looks phenonmenal (nice images!). Can I also highly recommend the steaks of Namibia. They are fabulous!

Sara April 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Mierci Silvia! :)

Sara April 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Thanks Maryam for the kind words!! I will have to check out the steak of Namibia!

eclectic gourmet April 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm

mouth watering!!!

Sara April 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Thank you Ms. Eclectic Gourmet!

Joy April 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I love chimichurri sauce — the flavors are so bright. I also love the pictures as well — that juicy piece of steak is whispering sweet nothings into my ear tempting me to take a GIGANTIC BITE out of my computer screen. Lesson learned, computer screens chip teeth.

Beautiful post Sara!

Sara April 27, 2010 at 1:28 am

aaawww Thank you sooo much, Joy!!! Love your website too!!

Kristen April 27, 2010 at 2:45 am

What an incredible looking meal. That steak has me craving it something fierce at 9:45pm!

Bree April 27, 2010 at 4:55 am

Chimichurri is one of my most favorite condiments. These pictures are beautiful.

Sanjiv Khamgaonkar April 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

Hey, I love your blog. The pictures are great and some of the recipes look so delish that I am going to try them out one by one :-)

Also, I have bookmarked your page, so I’m going to check back often.

In the meanwhile, cheers and keep posting!


Sara April 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hey Thank you so much, Sanjiv!! Cheers! :)

Sara April 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Thank you! I loved your food and photography blog!!! your kids are adorable!:)

Katie @ cozydelicious April 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm

My mouth is watering! Great photos of that juicy steak. I love chimichurri, and haven’t had it in forever. Yours looks so wonderful and fresh and lovely. A friend of mine always makes this amazing hors d’oeuvre of steak crostini with chimichurri – I may have to try that with your chimichurri recipe. Yum!

eclectic gourmet May 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I am going to make this tonight….there was also an article in NYTimes for hangar steak w/ chimichurri sauce/marinade – not sure which cut of meat to make ….

Sara May 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Besides from Ribeye Steaks, I also like Delmonico cut or NY Strip!

Rachel June 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

This recipe has been on my list for a while now & I finally got to make it this week! I just finished my freshman year of college and the kitchen in my dorm was, well, questionable. It’s been so nice to be home and cook again, and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful recipe! I made a few modifications of my own and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks again!

Kathleen June 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm

This looks and sounds so wonderful. Love your website. Will be making this tonight!

nancy January 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

How much steak do you recommend for this yummy recipe? thanks!

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