Minute steak with chimichurri salsa

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Minute steak with chimichurri salsa
Minute steak with chimichurri salsa
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Minute steak with chimichurri salsa makes a delicious but speedy treat for two. The chimichurri sauce is made with chilli, garlic, fresh herbs and lemon juice. Serve with homemade sweet potato chips and freshly prepared salad.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chips
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus a little extra
  • 2 minute steaks
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp each chopped parsley and fresh oregano
  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • salad, to serve

If you’re feeling flash, ask your butcher for a picanha steak – a thick piece of rump that’s particularly tender.


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Toss the sweet potatoes with the sunflower oil on a baking tray, season well, then roast for 30 mins. Rub the steaks with a little of the oil, paprika and seasoning, then set aside.
  2. Make the salsa by mixing the herbs, chilli, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and lemon; season.
  3. Heat a griddle or frying pan until very hot and cook the steaks for 1 min each side. Transfer to a warmed plate to rest for a couple of mins. Serve with the salsa, sweet potatoes and salad on the side.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 510(kcal)
  • Fat 23.0g
  • Saturates 5.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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