Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Who’s hungry?

As a continuation to the Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding recipe I posted as part of Alex’s birthday dinner, er, back in February, here is the recipe for the Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with a fresh Chimichurri sauce.  I found the recipe on How Sweet Eats and loved it.  Here’s their recipe:



  • 2 pound flank steak (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Add the flank steak to a large baking dish and season it with the salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar and garlic cloves, then cover the steak with it and place it in the fridge to marinate. I marinate anywhere from 2 hours to overnight.

    Marinated Overnight
    Marinated Overnight
  2. When you’re ready to cook the steak, you can grill, broil or pan sear it to your liking. I tend to broil it as I find that easiest. Preheat the broiler in your oven and move the oven rack as close as possible. Place the steak on a broiler pan or baking sheet and broil on each side for about 5 minutes. This will result to a medium to medium-well doneness in my oven.
  3. Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain, otherwise those delicious juices will spill out if you cut into the meat too soon. Serve it immediately with the chimichurri.


  1. Combine the parsley, cilantro, oregano and garlic in a food processor and pulse until small leaves and pieces remain. Add in the vinegar and pulse once more. With the processor going, stream in the olive oil and mix until just combined. Stir in the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Taste and season additionally if needed. Store sealed in the fridge for up to a week or so.

I also made an easy roasted cauliflower recipe as another healthy side.  After breaking up the cauliflower florets, I tossed them in lemon juice, fresh minced garlic, red chili flakes, and grapeseed oil.  Then I roasted them at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping them halfway.

Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri
Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri

I’ll definitely be making that flank steak again some time!

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