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Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce

Fresh herbs made into a sauce help make these steaks the main star of our favorite summer grilling menu. —Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (3 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 pounds beef flat iron steaks or top sirloin steaks (1 inch thick)

Directions

  • Place herbs, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a food processor; pulse until herbs are chopped. Gradually add oil, vinegar, lemon juice and pepper flakes, processing just until blended.
  • Sprinkle steaks with remaining salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Cut steaks into 1/4-in. slices; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup sauce: 901 calories, 78 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2 g fiber), 45 g protein.

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