Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . Amazing!! You have to try this! #yum

Growing up in Texas always gave me a deep appreciation for the sport of football. Although I may not have really understood the game and how it’s played and actually had a favorite team until later in life, I knew how to throw a perfect football spiral pass.

And I still can.

It’s no secret that football fans everywhere unite around a TV and lots of game day food the first weekend of February for that very important big game. Heck, we gather around the TV and have game day eats every Sunday in January leading to up the big game. Now, when it comes to game day food, two things stand.

The food has to be good. And there must be beverages.

The food doesn’t have to be fancy or even necessarily pretty, but it has to taste good. We usually have chips and guacamole or nachos, finger foods, burgers and something fried. Come on, we are talking football, right? But week after week, this kind of food might get a little overdone and tiring so we like to mix it up a bit over at my house and put the steaks, we always seem to have, to good use. My husband also has to have a cold beer and I always have my glass of wine. This is my happy place.

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For the past few years, I’ve become really interested in pairing the right wine with my food. It’s amazing how much better your food or dish can taste with the right pairing of wine. I’m still learning and my subscription to Food and Wine magazine doesn’t hurt. One of my favorite wines is Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties and complements “roasted and grilled meats or game, bold cheeses and dark chocolate.” Now, I must always have a glass whenever I’m having any kind of grilled meat. It just makes everything taste that much better.

Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . Amazing!! You have to try this! #yum

And slather on some chimichurri sauce and I am in heaven.

Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . Amazing!! You have to try this! #yum

Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . Amazing!! You have to try this! #yum

So, today I must share this brilliant and delicious recipe with you. My Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . because sometimes you just have to have a delicious grilled steak slider while you’re watching the game! And you simply must try this with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce . . Amazing!! You have to try this! #yum

For the steak:

  1. Apply your dry rub steak seasoning to both sides of each steak. Press in gently, wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Flank steak

For the chimichurri sauce:

  1. Combine ingredients from the parsley to the oregano in a food processor. Pulse and process until desired consistency is reached; usually several pulses. Place in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix and combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the parsley mixture and mix well. Taste and adjust any seasonings as needed.

Parsley in Food Processor

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Steak continued:

  1. Remove from refrigerator and grill each steak to desired level (medium rare, medium well etc). Slice thin and set aside.

Flank Steak Cooking

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Grilled Steak Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce

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The chimichurri sauce recipe yields about 2 cups of sauce.

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Recipe type: Appetizer or Main

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

For the steak:

  • 2 steaks or 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. beef (any cut, like NY Strip, Rib eye, flank and skirt steak; grill your favorite)
  • Your favorite dry rub steak seasoning like Montreal Steak seasoning from McCormick, or Stubb’s Steak Spice Seasoning OR a mixture of salt, freshly cracked pepper, minced garlic and a dash of paprika

For the chimichurri sauce:

  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed with the stems cut off
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves (OR 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 3/4 cup good quality olive oil + more if needed
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the sliders:

  • Toasted Slider buns; highly recommend brioche slider buns if you can find some
  • Spring mix greens
  • Pea shoots or micro greens
  • Dijon or stone ground mustard (optional for an additional kick)

Instructions

For the steak:

  1. Apply your dry rub steak seasoning to both sides of each steak. Press in gently, wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

For the chimichurri sauce:

  1. Combine ingredients from the parsley to the oregano in a food processor. Pulse and process until desired consistency is reached; usually several pulses. Place in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix and combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the parsley mixture and mix together well. Taste and adjust any seasonings as needed.

Steak continued:

  1. Remove from refrigerator and grill each steak to desired level (medium rare, medium well etc). Slice thin and set aside.

To assemble the sliders:

  1. If using, apply some Dijon or stone ground mustard to your toasted slider bottom bun, lay down your greens and pea shoots and top with a few slices of your grilled steak. Top with the chimichurri sauce and the top side of the toasted slider bun.
  2. Repeat with the remaining buns and enjoy with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon!

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Today is a very special Sunday Supper because we are teaming up with Gallo Family Vineyards and sharing some of our favorite game day recipes and we’re pairing these recipes with wine! I’m no wine expert but Gallo’s Cabernet Sauvignon was absolutely delicious. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine and combines tastes of blackberry and black currant that are balanced by just a hint of oak for a smooth mouth feel. How delicious does that sound? Paired with my Grilled Steak Sliders and Chimichurri Sauce. . perfection!

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