Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512
BLOG

Steak cooked like a South American

Happy Summer, everyone! With Memorial Day come and past, we have (un)officially entered that wonderful time of year full of backyard cookouts, long and lazy afternoons by the water, and hopefully plenty of sun. In that spirit, this week’s recipe takes a turn to the far south for inspiration. While a traditional South American cookout, or churrasco, is done over an open flame with all the meats skewered on long, metal rods, skipping the open fire for a gas grill and simply grilling the cuts of meat is completely fine, and will still give you some of the most delicious steak you’ve ever had. If you can find it, Argentine vacio or Brazilian picanha is the best choice for this recipe. Everything will get done extremely fast, so prepare all ingredients ahead of time. Paired with a bright, acidic chimichurri, this is a balanced meal full of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Argentine vacio steak, preferably grass fed
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 pound red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 T olive oil, +¼ Cup olive oil
  • 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ C fresh parsley
  • 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper

Steps:

  • Prepare the potatoes:
    • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the potatoes with the remaining olive oil, shallot, and garlic, and then spread in an even layer across a baking pan or casserole dish.
    • Roast the potatoes for 45-60 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until the potatoes have become golden and crispy along the outside.
  • Preheat your grill over high heat, if you are using gas, or build an even layer of very hot coals in a charcoal grill. Liberally salt and pepper the steak, and grill until medium rare, approximately 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steak.
  • Prepare the chimichurri sauce:
    • Combine the cilantro, parsley, half of the garlic, and half of the shallot in a small bowl. Mix in the vinegar, and then slowly stream in the ¼ C. olive oil as you mix the sauce. It won’t look like a vinaigrette, but it should hold a pretty consistent texture. Season with salt and pepper, and serve drizzled atop the steak.

Nutrition: 4 oz. steak, 4 oz. potatoes, 2 T chimichurri sauce

 

  • Calories: 471
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Fat: 22g

 

 

Other Posts You Might Like

Why does CrossFit Cost so Much?

Here is a quick summary of a conversation I had with a client very recently. He was describing his friend’s reaction to his attending CrossFit with interest, but also skepticism due to the price. The question was actually, “Why does CrossFit cost so much? It is a great question, and one in this post I’ll … more »

How to Lose Weight Quickly

Not all weight loss efforts yield quick results. In fact, many are designed to be slow and controlled. However, for some people jumpstarting the weight loss process is both extremely motivating and sometimes necessary for medical reasons. Nothing feels better than starting your fitness journey and immediately seeing the scale move. Here are four tips … more »

What do I need to do to start CrossFit?

This question is asked at least once per week by someone looking to change their life through starting CrossFit. Which, by the way, is a great idea. The confidence you gain through fitness is outstanding. You believe in your ability to do hard things, and you learn what it takes to find success. These skills … more »

Meet Morgan!

Morgan Gilbert recently joined Summit Strength & CrossFit, and we are so excited to have her in our community. Below, she shared a little about herself, why she joined Summit, and some of her goals (both fitness and otherwise)! Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am from Ft. Wayne, IN, and am 26 … more »

Pregnancy Workout Series, Part 1: Maxing Out My Pregnancy

This is a guest post written by Coach Gabi. It is part one of a three part series which will highlight her journey of being a pregnant athlete inside of our box. It is extremely honest, and very enlightening. Enjoy! “Oh 💩!” Those were my first words when I realized I was pregnant back in … more »

How to get quick results in the gym

Let’s get one thing really straight, right from the beginning. You’re not going to walk into the gym and just get all the results you want in four weeks. If you have unbelievable lifestyle habits (you eat correctly, you sleep well, stay hydrated, and keep your stress levels down) you will see results in four … more »

Ready to transform your life?