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.
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).
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.
Pulse until well combined and add to a bowl.
Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
Brush the steak with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
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).
Hold your steak with tongs and sear the sides. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil and let sit for a few minutes.
Slice the steak and add the sauce on top.
More Keto Steak Recipes You Can Try:
Keto Chimichurri Steak
- 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):
- 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!