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T-bone Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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A good sauce makes all the difference. It turns boring foods into culinary masterpieces! Chimichurri is good with any meat such as chicken and beef, but it’s even better when served with steak. Our recipe incorporates a blend of delicious spices with olive oil for the perfect meal anyone will love.

We recommend buying a high-quality T-bone steak, strip steak, or ribeye made from grass-fed and pasture-raised sources for this recipe. You will also want to cook your steak in a cast-iron skillet.

Sauces are relatively easy to make, but many people avoid them because they think they are harder than they really are! Our sauce also contributes to numerous health benefits. We use chopped fresh parsley, dry oregano, minced garlic cloves, red chilli, green chilli, and freshly squeezed lemon.

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Research shows that culinary herbs and seasons contain anti-inflammatory, antitumorigenic, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and cholesterol and glucose-lowering activities. They also contain properties that affect mood and cognition (1, 2).

Spices contain active ingredients such as tannins, sulfur-containing compounds, vitamins, alkaloids, phenolic diterpenes, polyphenols, and flavonoids. These properties may help reduce the risk of heart disease, respiratory diseases, and death from cancer (3).

The chilis in this recipe contain a nutrient called capsaicin that has been shown to protect the heart, possess analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, reduce inflammation, and prevent obesity. Studies show that capsaicin is especially healing for osteoarthritis pain (4).


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Chilli peppers contain “heat” that helps induce thermogenesis, which is a process that increases energy expenditure. This helps you burn more calories to fuel your weight loss goals (5).

You can serve this steak recipe with your favourite low-carb vegetables, such as steamed broccoli or cauliflower mash. The chimichurri sauce goes well with just about any vegetable!

Let’s Do It!

Prepare the sauce. Add all the sauce ingredients into a food processor except for the olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

blend chicmichurri sauce ingredients

Pulse until well combined and add to a bowl. 

add blended ingredients bowl

Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. 

stir lemon juice zest oil

Brush the steak with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

brush steak olive oil

Cook the steak in the cast-iron skillet over medium heat until both sides are cooked (about 8 minutes on one side and 5 on the other).

cook steak cast iron

Hold your steak with tongs and sear the sides. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil and let sit for a few minutes.

cover steak foil

Slice the steak and add the sauce on top.

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Keto Chimichurri Steak

This low-carb and keto-friendly chimichurri steak recipe is a new, delicious twist for keto dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword chimichurri steak, low carb chimichurri steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 693kcal
Author Tanya K.


For steaks:

  • 1 T-bone steak you can also use strip steak or rib-eye if you like
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

For chimichurri sauce (makes 1 cup):

  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ tsp oregano dry
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chilli small, red, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 chilli small, green, seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest optional
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Bring your steak to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Prepare chimichurri sauce: combine all ingredients except olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Transfer processed mixture to a bowl, stir in olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Brush your steak with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Raise the heat to high and add the steak. For medium – cook 8 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side. Hold the steak with tongs and sear the edges. Transfer your steak to the cutting board, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice against the grain, transfer to a serving plate, pour 3 tbsp of chimichurri over the steak and enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
Keto Chimichurri Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 693 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 607mg17%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 511IU10%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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