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Brazilian Mango Chimichurri Steak
Crazy juicy, tender Brazilian Mango Chimichurri Steak seeping with flavor from an easy, amazing marinade topped with spicy, sweet and tangy Mango Chimichurri. You can prep your entire meal ahead-of-time for an easy gourmet-tasting steak dinner any night of the week.
    Servings Prep Time
    4-6 steaks 10minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4-6 steaks 10minutes
    Chimichurri steak sliced on a plate with chimichurri
    Ingredients
    • 4-6 top sirloin steaks 1” thick (3-4 lbs)room temperature
    • olive oil
    • Vegetable oilpan searing only
    • butterpan searing only
    • Freshly cracked salt and pepper
    Marinade
    • 1/3cup olive oil
    • 2tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2tablespoons lime juice
    • 2tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 garlic clovesminced
    • 1tablespoon chili powder
    • 1tablespoon dried cumin
    • 2teaspoons dried oregano
    Mango Chimichurri
    • 2 mangoschopped small
    • 1cup packed cilantro
    • 1/2cup packed flat-leaf parsley
    • 2-4cloves garlicpeeled
    • 1 jalapenodeveined, seeds removed
    • 1 shallotpeeled
    • 1/3cup olive oil plus more if desired
    • 2tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1/4teaspoon salt
    • 1/4teaspoon pepper
    Instructions
    Marinade
    1. Whisk together all of the marinade ingredients in a freezer size plastic bag or shallow container (whatever you are going to marinate your steak in). Add steaks and turn to evenly coat. Marinate 6 – 18 hours in the refrigerator.
    Mango Chimichurri
    1. Finely chop the parsley, cilantro, jalapeno (without seeds), shallot and garlic in food processor. Remove to a bowl and stir in remaining Chimichurri ingredients. Taste and add jalapeno seeds, a little at a time, to reach desired heat or add red pepper flakes (optional).
    2. Chimichurri is best if allowed to sit, covered, for 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld. If not serving for a few hours, chill in refrigerator then allow to return to room temperature before serving.
    TO GRILL
    1. Remove steaks from refrigerator 60 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature. Pat off excess marinade and season each side with freshly cracked salt and pepp
    2. Clean, grease and heat grill to medium high heat. Add steaks and grill to desired doneness, using tongs to turn the steaks once (never a fork). You want the temperature to register 5°F lower than the desired doneness (steaks will continue to cook after removing from the grill):
    3. Cooking times for 1” steaks – thicker steaks will require longer. Medium rare: approximately 4-5 minutes per side, internal temp of 135/140°F. Medium: approximately 5-7 minutes per side, internal temp of 140-145°F. Medium Well: approximately 8-10 minutes per side, internal temp of 150/160°.
    4. Transfer steaks to cutting board and loosely tent with foil. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Serve with Mango Chimichurri.
    TO PAN SEAR
    1. Remove steaks from refrigerator 60 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature. Pat off excess marinade and season each side with freshly cracked salt and pepp
    2. Heat CAST IRON SKILLET over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. When it starts to smoke, reduce heat to medium-high and add steaks (working in 2 batches). Cook for 4 minutes without moving (SET TIMER). Add 2 tablespoons butter. Flip steaks with tongs (NOT a fork), and continue to cook for 4 more minutes. MEANWHILE…
    3. Right after you flip the steaks, spoon melted butter over the steaks. Continue to baste steaks for the remaining cooking time, tilting the pan as needed to spoon the butter.
    4. Check the internal temperature of the steaks after they have cooked a total of 8 minutes (they should be medium rare at this point). You want the temperature to register 5°F lower than the desired doneness (steaks will continue to cook after removing from skillet): For Medium Rare: 135°-140°, Medium: 140°-145°, Medium Well: 150°-160°.
    5. If you wish to continue to cook your steaks, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook steaks to desired temperature, about 3-7 more minutes, flipping one more time and continuing to baste.
    6. Transfer steaks to cutting board, and baste one more time and loosely tent with foil. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Serve with Mango Chimichurri.
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