Chimichurri Flank Steak in the Crock Pot {PALEO}

What!  There has yet to be a steak recipe post?  That seems a bit crazy, but looks to be my blog’s reality right now.  (Sigh.)  I’m going to remedy that!  I love chimichurri sauce, an Argentine sauce for grilled meat, and I love to grill flank steak.  But as of our last move I don’t have a grill.  It was silly to leave the thing in storage, but that’s where it rests.  So I’ve had to figure out other ways to prepare steak.  Stews and bakes, broils and pan searing, but the easiest method has been using the crock pot.  Here’s my take on chimichurri steak (in the crock pot, so yes, I know, it’s not technically used properly…whatever it tastes good, I promise!):

Chimichurri Steak Over Cauli Rice

Chimichurri Flank Steak in the Crock Pot {PALEO}

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: active time: 20 minutes, cook time: 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs flank steak
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley (aka flat leaf parsley)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar (If you’re wondering about vinegar and the paleo diet, click here)
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Grab all the ingredients except for the steak and puree in your food processor or blender.
  2. Then grab the steak and slice it thinly.  Put the steak in a gallon sized bag, or a bowl that you’re going to need to cover, and toss with the chimichurri sauce.  Reserve about 1/4 cup of the sauce to use as a garnish.  Let the steak marinade for at least 30 minutes but as long as overnight.
  3. When the steak is done marinating place the steak AND the sauce you used as a marinade in the crock pot.  Cook on high for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  4. Serve over cilantro lime cauli-rice.  Garnish with the leftover chimichurri sauce, chopped tomatoes, cilantro and red cabbage.  Enjoy!

PS I know it’s hard to see the steak, but as with most things prepared in the crock pot, it is not easy to make it look pretty.  Meat that has cooked for 6-8 hours almost always tastes incredible, but seldom photographs well.  My apologies.

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