Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak With Chimichurri

Diner was good last night.  Like really good.  I have used recipes from around the net before, but every time I make one of Jessica’s recipes (, it comes out In. Sane.  Every time I see her latest recipe this is usually me:

I’ve made her angel food cupcakes. Ridic.  I couldn’t even wait for them to bake!  I ate half of the batter.  Oops.


I tweaked her frosting recipe and made strawberry cloud frosting.  To die for.

I pinned a recipe months ago and finally made it last night.  It was garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri.  Oh. Em Ghee guys.  It was amazing.  The meat marinated overnight and left a faintly sweet crust when it was cooked.  The chimichurri was the best part for me.  Cilantro makes everything taste more fresh.  And like you want a margarita. The sauce alone was good enough to want to put in on everything.  Like every-thing.  It had the freshness of the cilantro and the tang of red wine vinegar but combine it with the slightly sweet steak?!  Bliss.  Here’s what I ended up with:

Garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri.  Oh Em Gheeee

This is a great dish to make for a larger crowd.   I ate it for lunch today too and it was just as good as it was last night.

I tweaked the recipe slightly.  Click here to see the original.   Tell her Mindy sent ya 😉 Check out her other recipes. They will not disappoint.  Pinky swear.


3 pound flank steak or London broil (about 1-inch thick)

Dash of salt & pepper

2/3 cup olive oil

6 tablespoons dark brown sugar

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup fresh cilantro
2/3 cup fresh parsley
3T oregano
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
A dash of salt
A big dash of pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Grill or broil steak to desired temp.  While steak is cooking, put all of the chimi ingredients into the food processor.  When steak is done, allow to sit for about 10 minutes to seal in juices.  Slice thinly and pour chimichurri on top or on the side.


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9 thoughts on “Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak With Chimichurri

  1. Looks delicious! I see how you love to bake and love the sweets, yet you stay inshape! I’m looking for some inspiration on how to balance eating healthy, and occasionally having some treats, it’s not easy! What’s your routine like how much exercise? Have to find a good balance of work, exercise, and play 🙂

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Thanks for stopping by the blog! I just replied to you, like a novel…then my computer shut down on me 🙁 Anyway, I used to get to the gym 5-6 days a week. Then I became a mom with a full time job. Realistically, I get to the gym 3 times per week. I don’t do cardio (although I should). I left very heavy. My workout schedule looks like this most weeks: Day 1 shoulders/triceps/abs, Day 2 legs/glutes, Day3 Back/biceps. My goal is to gain as much lean muscle as possible because for every pound of muscle, you burn 50 extra calories a day doing nothing (that’s like 10 m&m’s hahaha). Win!

      To try and get lean, I eat clean probably 85% of the time. My sweet tooth kills me. I try to combat this by making treats subbing in protein powder for flour. Click here to check out the recipe page for my favorite protein snacks. only baking when I know I will be bringing the cookies to a family function or a friend’s house. I’ll eat some cookie dough, have 1 or 2 when they’re out of the oven, then wrap them and give ’em away! I usually won’t bake just to have brownies in the house (that’s setting myself up for disaster!) I pack only healthy foods for lunch and snacks. I eat 6 times a day. I try to pay attention to portion size (1 tablespoon of peanut butter is a LOT less than what I wish I was). 80% of what you look like is what you’re eating, 10% is what you do in the gym and 10% genetic.

      Sorry for the long reply!
      Come and visit the blog again soon.

      1. wow thank you so much! I’m going to try and do some lifting I really have no clue what to do when going to the gym haha so I will do some research, the past two months I did a video work out tape called t25, its 25 minutes a day – 5 days a week, seemed manageable and at my house! I was pretty overweight for me, I lost 10 pounds so far and changed my eating too! Def will start to incorporate weights,, I think thats great that you can juggle all of that with a job & baby =) The hardest part is going to family functions and parties! this past weekend I had 3 functions on a friday, saturday and sunday I did bad and have to get out of the funk!! Thanks for all the great tips xoxo

  2. BTW I’m friends with your sister =) I found your blog on IG from being friends with her and then you! small world.. thanks Sooo much

    1. No way! So crazy! Such a small world. Don’t go heavy at first if you are a beginner! I’ve been lifting weights since I was 16. I found a really great video workout channel on YouTube called BodyRockTV. The workouts mostly use your own body weight. They are super intense. Family functions are soooo hard! I usually take only one dessert. Then if I reeeally want another I have to go up and get another. I won’t take a few things. If I take one thing at a time and sit far away from the table, my laziness will keep me away lol!

  3. I’ve had this recipe sitting in my ‘to make’ folder forever finally decided that tonight was the night! Did you end up grilling or broiling your meat for this? I’ve never tried broiling meat before (I love the good char-grilled crust that a grill gives!) but just curious which way you did it?

    Can’t wait to devour this!!
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