Marinated Flank Stake with Mexican Inspired Chimichurri made with Casa Bonita Jalapeno Salsa

Salsa Marinated Flank Steak with Mexican Inspired Chimichurri

The second recipe of our series of “ways you didn’t you could use Casa Bonita’s Fire Roasted Salsas” is available here. This time it’s turn for our Jalapeno Salsa, which its used to create a delicious chimichurri perfect for a flank steak or even other types of meat.

So, what do you need to get started?

Sharp Knife
Zip Loc or shallow glass dish
Heavy bottomed pan (stainless steel or cast iron with a metal handle)
Tin Foil
Meat Thermometer (recommended)
Mortar and Pestle or Food Processor

For the steak:
1 cup of Casa Bonita Fire Roasted Jalapeno Salsa
1 pound of flank steak scored (cross hatch style) top and bottom
Good toss of sea salt

For the Chimichurri:
1⁄2 bunch of cilantro
1⁄2 bunch parsley
3-5 cloves of garlic
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Good pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin
1⁄2 – 1 whole jalapeno pepper de-seeded

Next, let’s learn how to cook the steak and prepare the chimichurri!

Step 1: Cross Hatch the steak top and bottom and place in a Ziploc or shallow dish. Pour over your salsa and work the salsa so it is covered and top and bottom and gets into the score marks. Marinate up to 4 hours.
Step 2:
While the steak is marinating, make the Chimichurri. If using a mortar and pestle, grind up the garlic first. Then add jalapenos and spices and work into a paste. Slowly work in the parsley and cilantro. You can use all cilantro – or play around with other fresh herbs like mint or dill.
Step 3: Remove the steak from the marinade and blot any excess. Bring to room temperature by leaving out for 30-60 minutes.
Step 4: When you are ready to cook the steak, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Step 5: Place the pan on high heat and add a good toss of salt.
Step 6: While the pan is heating, measure the thickness of your steak. If it is under 1 inch, sear for only about 30 seconds each side. If it is above an inch sear for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
Step 7: Remove from heat, cover with foil shiny side facing in and place in the oven. You will cook the steak between 10 and 20 minutes depending on how well you want it cooked.
Step 8: REST that steak. Allow it to sit covered on the counter for 10-15 minutes before digging in!

Steak temperature Guide
Rare: 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium Rare: 130 -140 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium: 140 – 150 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium Well: over 150
Well done: over 160

For the first recipe of our collaboration with Lisa, follow the link here and learn how to make Patatas Bravas with Chipotle Salsa.

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