Flank steak is a great option when feeding a crowd, and the leftovers are even more delicious.
It’s summer! That means it’s finally time to open up the deck, fire up the grill, and invite the neighbors over for dinner. My favorite way to entertain…the kids can play outside while we make dinner on the grill. The kitchen stays cool and clean; the kids, well, we can hose them off later.
Close your eyes and image this meal…Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (recipe below), Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette, Grilled Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes for dessert and/or Moscow Mule Popsicles (for the adults). Yum!
When I’m cooking for a crowd, one of my favorite go-to recipes is Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Flank steak is a great choice for summer grilling because it grills quickly and, when sliced, serves a crowd in no time. Plus, chimichurri sauce is an excellent make-ahead, flavor-packed way to use up your fresh herbs. I love that it works double duty in this recipe as both a marinade and a sauce.
This blog post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I’m excited to share one of my family’s favorite beef recipes and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I like to mix up a double recipe of the chimichurri sauce whenever I make it, to use as a marinade on chicken or shrimp. The sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
My girls are huge fans of this recipe, which makes me a happy mama. They love stuffing slices of flank steak into warm Hawaiian rolls for quick sandwiches. I love that they’re enjoying a high-quality protein, getting a dose of iron, and loading up on vitamins B6 and B12. We talk a lot about how flank steak is a protein that keeps you full and helps make you strong—this recipe is their favorite way to enjoy it!
But the best part of this recipe is what happens the next day. If you can manage to have any leftovers, they taste delicious in a tortilla with a dollop of sour cream, on a toasted open-faced melt, or aside scrambled eggs for a truly over-the-top brunch.
So go ahead and invite the neighbors over! What’s your favorite way to entertain on the grill?
Psst…want to know a fun hack? You can clean your grill with an ONION! I kid you not! Learn how!