Chimichurri-Stuffed Flank Steak

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dangerdan, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Being new to this whole smoking addiction I thought I'd vary from the path a little and march to the beat of that different drummer. [​IMG]

    I'm not sure how many have ever used chimichurri sauce but I have to tell you, it's fantastic in meats for grilling. I got this recipe from the net and thought I'd give it a try.

    This is what I'm shooting for.

    And now, on with the show.....[​IMG]

    For the chimichurri sauce:
    1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
    5 medium cloves of garlic, peeled
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons water
    1/4 cup red onion, finely minced
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    For the steak:
    2 pounds flank steak
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Fisrst I prepared the sauce per instructions

    Next, I butterflied my two flank steaks with the grain, wide open, but not completely split. I'd recommend chilling the meat in the freezer for a spell to get it good and firm. A nice sharp fillet knife will do wonders here.

    With the the steak butterflied & open I spread the sauce liberally onto the meat.

    I rolled the meat near side to far pulling the roll towards me gently so I didn't squeeze out all the goods whilst I was rolling.
    After getting the flank rolled up I used some butchers twine to tie it up good. Notice the twine runnin from end to end. I tucked the ends in a bit to hold the goods while resting and grilling.

    After I finished preparing the rolls and tying them up, on to a platter and into the fridge they went to rest until grilling tonight keeping a little extra sause for basting.

    One last thing I gotta mention. You'll probably fall prey to finger lickin... Just so long as you do go to lickin the spoon and bowl it'll probably turn out alright.
  2. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome job!! Great pics. Looks tasty. You are going to share the rest right?
  3. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks (and sounds)a lot like pesto.
  4. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love that chimichurri sauce on beef! Good idea!
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah it does. Pesto uses Basil as the base as to where this recipe calls for parsley. Which reminds me,, I opted to vary from the recipe and go with Celantro/Parsley at a 50/50 ratio. The sauce tasted fantastic. I caught myself doin the finger lickin on more than one occasion.[​IMG]
  6. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I grilled the flank rolls at 350deg. closed for about an hour or so. Got a meat temp of 145 and off the grill for a short rest and slice. Overall they tastes pretty good. I think next time I'll marinade the steaks for a few hours before preparing the rolls but the sauce drizzled over the slices tasted great with the steak. I'd give this one a 6 on the danger scale. This was the small one.

    Pic came out a little fuzzy and theres none left.... Oh yeah,, Mrs B,, You missed your window [​IMG]
  7. jack2u2

    jack2u2 Smoke Blower

    Yeah, I'd agree with marinading first, although I'd have no problem chowing down on that! Sounds awesome. Now, I gotta wonder how that'd taste with some hickory smoke, say 225 degrees for about 3 hours??????
  8. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Dan. Hope they don't start calling you Rachelle Ray.
  9. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I went to the butcher yesterday to get my freak on and left with enough big beef to restore my masculinity. [​IMG]

    Got a couple nice nice pork butts to boot. Next I'm going to try a nice 8lbs boneless Rib Roast.
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin beef there DD, Isn.t your wife gettin tied of your experiments yet![​IMG]

    Good looking stuff for sure. POINTS![​IMG]
  11. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those lil rolls went like the wind... You have to remember I got a small army here with the two of us and three growin teenage boys. The daughter (only 6) doesn't really put a dent in the grocery bill but she's a clothes hog! Thanks mom!

    There is light at the end of the tunnel though. The oldest boy flew the coup today..He starts college in a few weeks and FINALLY has his own apartment. [​IMG]
    Most everything I'm smoking right now or whats left over from a meal goes into vacuum bags until I get a chance to enjoy it more
    Thanks for the comps guys/Mrs B.

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