Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri and Sweet Potato Wedges

August 2010
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri and Sweet Potato Wedges

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Grill: 20 mins

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds, toasted
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, at room temperature
  • 4 small sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds total), each cut lengthwise into 6 wedges
  1. Using a food processor, finely chop the garlic. Add the parsley, 1/4 cup olive oil, the onion, thyme, vinegar, mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and pulse to combine. Coat the steak with 2 tablespoons of the chimichurri sauce and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a grill for both high and medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange on an oiled grate over medium heat, cover and grill, turning occasionally, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the steak on the oiled grate over high heat, cover and grill, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to a work surface and let rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Serve with the remaining chimichurri and the sweet potatoes.
  • Swap in skirt or flatiron steak for the flank steak.
  • Slice the steak and serve with warmed tortillas, chimichurri and pickled onions.
  • Stir any leftover chimichurri sauce into mayonnaise for a sandwich spread.