You’ll love this Chimichurri Steak and Pepper Skillet! A simple and delicious chimichurri sauce is poured over this pan seared steak and peppers. The entire dish comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it a breeze for a busy weeknight! Paleo and Whole30 approved.
Recently, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to various groups of people (many who have families), and have been so encouraged by the positive feedback I have received with the message I want to portray to all of you: Eat more real food. Spend more time around the dining room table connecting with your family.
Sounds simple, right? Well the more I’ve been digging into every day lives of ordinary people, I have found that we’ve lost many parts of this message. We’re eating on the go, eating foods that are packaged and microwaved really quickly, or maybe we’re just buying a prepared dinner and gathering our family members quickly to shovel it in our mouths before we move on to yet another activity or obligation.
As a nutritionist, I want you all to eat nutrient dense foods. All the time. But what I really want, is for you to eat simple dinners together as a family. As many nights a week as you can. Can we take the time to enjoy our food more? Eat slower, savor every bite, and of course feed our souls by connecting with the family? I encourage you to spend some time looking at your weekly schedule. Where can you schedule in these special dinners? We make it a priority in our family every night, and I promise you, this is my absolute favorite time of day.
Of course I prefer for these meals to be made from scratch with real ingredients. This simple task is daunting for most people. Especially those who don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. That’s where I am hoping I can help you! I’m trying to be respectful of your time, and want this goal that I hope you make to become easy to implement.
So here we go friends…..Let’s do this!!! Bringing you another SIMPLE dish that the entire family can enjoy when you’re pinched for time. Only a few ingredients, but packed with a punch!
This chimichurri sauce is quickly becoming a staple around my house. I’ve used it for grilled chicken, for a sheet pan recipe in my One Pot Gluten-Free Cookbook, and now for this easy skillet steak recipe. Chimichurri is a blend of fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley, with some garlic, and blended together tangy lemon and oil. Add some crushed red pepper if you want to bring that heat to your dish.
This bright and vibrant sauce works so well with meat and veggies. This particular dish resembles a stir-fry, latin style, dish that tastes delicious over a bed of rice or cauliflower rice. You can also enjoy over a bed of greens! Or maybe you wrap in a tortilla for those fussier eaters. Call it a taco, or a fajita, and usually it works like a charm 😉
Chimichurri Steak and Pepper Skillet
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tbsp diced red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1.5 lbs top sirloin steak tips
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
Make the chimichurri sauce: in a food processor or blender, pulse together cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, red pepper (if using), salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and red wine vinegar. While the motor is running, stream in the oil and continue to blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp oil then the steak tips. Brown for 2-3 minutes, or until all sides are seared. Remove from the pan, but keep the pan hot.
Toss in the onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until fragrant and browned. Add the steak back to the pan. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until steak is cooked to your liking.
Pour in chimichurri sauce and coat the steak and veggies. Remove from heat. Serve hot over rice, cauliflower rice, or a bed of greens.