Grilled Steak with Chimichurri and Pickled Onions


Grilled Steak with Chimichurri and Pickled Onions

Melt in your mouth steak with a cascade of flavor from the chimichurri and a hint of sweet crunch from the onions. Easy enough for a quick weeknight meal and with enough class to serve at any occasion!
Keyword grilled steak with chimichurri
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ian Wickman


  • 1 batch Chimichurri (should be made at least 2 hours ahead!)
  • 4 each filet mignon steaks, about 6 - 8 oz (you can use any steak, many people prefer a rib-eye or sirloin)
  • 1 batch Quick Pickled Onions (also should be made at least 2 hours ahead! Bonus, a quick pickled onion goes on anything!)


  • Make sure you make your chimichurri and pickled onions ahead, they each need about 2 hours to sit before they're ready.
  • Take your steaks out of the refrigerator ahead of time, I like them to sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature before I throw them on the grill.
  • Start your grill to get it nice and hot for searing the steaks.
  • Salt and pepper your steaks to taste.
  • Sear your steaks for about 2 minutes on the first side (this is for roughly 1 1/2 inch steaks, you may need a little more time for thicker steaks)
  • Flip your steaks and sear for another 2 minutes or so. Meanwhile, close down the grill a bit if you're cooking with coals. You can wait to turn down if you're cooking with gas.
  • Cook for another 4 - 6 minutes for a nice medium rare, flipping once in the middle of that time. Medium will need a couple more minutes, and so on.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the steaks for whether they cooked correctly for your tastes.
  • Take the steaks off the grill and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Top with generous spoons of chimichurri and a few pickled onions, serve, and enjoy!


There are many guides to cooking and grilling steak that are a good starting point. It does take a little practice but you'll learn pretty quickly what works for you and how you like your steaks done. It's something that obviously also varies for whether you're using a gas or charcoal grill.


  • Kristen
    May 9, 2018, 12:46 am  Reply

    I was drawn to this blog by the dapper photo of the author. That’s quite the handle bar mustache — kudos! Will be following for more easy weekday meals. Keep em coming!

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