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Merlot Marinated Flank Steak with Spicy Chimichurri for #SundaySupper

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

Grilling and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly! Once the weather hits 70, I am ready to say goodbye to my oven and camp outside for the remainder of the summer. But hey, if you only had 2 to 3 months of sunshine all year, like we do in Western Washington, you would feel the same way, I am positive!

One of the things I love to do on those balmy summer nights is to enjoy a nice glass of wine outside on the deck with my guy. I know a lot of people think that grilling calls for some cold beer, but I am here to say “No-no my friends”, wine is where it is at!

No matter what you might be grilling up, I can guarantee that there is a wine that will compliment it better than beer. Oh, now don’t feel snubbed beer. I still love you. I just love my grill + lovely weather + wine a teensy bit more.

So when I was chosen to participate in this week’s Sunday Supper with Gallo Family Vineyards, I was over the moon happy! I love Gallo wine! Then I found out that I would be receiving a bottle of their fabulous Merlot, as well as a bottle of their Sweet White Blend. I love their Sweet White Blend, and used that to make my Crepes with Sweet Wine Poached Berries. Which were oh my goodness awesome! The wine with the berries is just a marriage made in heaven.

But I am a true red wine girl. It is a toss up as to which Gallo red wine I love the most. Their Burgundy is so rich and hearty, the Pinot Noir is such a great medium bodied wine that I love to just sip while I am relaxing. Their Merlot is bolder than the Pinot Noir, with a nice fruit forward flavor. I immediately wanted to pair that with something a little spicey, and since the theme for this week was “Grilling” I knew steak was hitting the heat!

The day couldn’t have been any better if I had planned it. The weather was gorgeous, our kids came by, and the steak was, well it was just truly amazing! The kids have requested that we grill it at least 2 or 3 more times before summer’s end, so I guess that means they liked it too. I hope you will give it a try, and make sure to pick up an extra bottle of wine to enjoy with the steak!

3 years ago – BBQ Chicken 

Merlot Marinated Flank Steak with Spicy Chimichurri

Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Published 07/13/2014
Merlot Marinated Flank Steak with  Spicy Chimichurri


  • 1 2-pound (approx) flank steak
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup Gallo Merlot
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Whisk together shallots, garlic, rosemary, wine and olive oil in a large baking dish. Add the steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat one side of your grill to high.
  3. Remove the steaks from the marinade and blot with a paper towel. Brush the steak with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steak over high heat until browned all over, 8 minutes. Turn the steak once halfway through. Move the meat away from the direct heat and grill for 3 or 4 more minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 125 degrees F for medium-rare. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Slice against the grain in 1/2 inch slices.
  4. Put all the ingredients, except the olive oil, in the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse to combine. With the machine running, stream in the olive oil until well incorporated. Serve with the steak.edge. Fold crust edge up over mixture, pleating crust as necessary.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 04 hrs. 30 mins.

Cook time: 8 mins.
Total time: 4 hrs. 38 mins.
Tags: #SundaySupper, bay leaf, BBQ and Grilling, beef, cilantro, Gallo Family, garlic, parsley, red wine, rosemary, shallot

SWEET WHITE BLEND – The Sweet White Blend is bursting with peach, tropical fruit and honeydew flavors. Serve chilled with fresh fruit, lights salad and light summer recipes. 
MERLOT – The full-bodied Merlot is all about taste. It’s tough not to enjoy the blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of oak that create a velvety richness. It is the perfect wine for grilled meats and vegetables. 
Try these wines this summer – we have a $1 off coupon just for you!

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  1. Yum!! Chimichurri goes so great with steak. It's a meal I could eat several times a month.

  2. Your chimichurri sauce looks amazing, I love the color!

  3. Oooh, what a marvelous recipe for flank steak! Elegant enough for company, but easy enough for a family weeknight meal! It looks amazing!

  4. this is one of my favorite things to eat!! flank steak with a great Chimichurri sauce. . love!!!

  5. A great alternative to regular steak sauce, Bobbi!

  6. Oh my goodness, how I love chimichurri sauce!!!! I definitely would enjoy the spicy version you created…sounds spectacular!

  7. Ok that's it! I'm coming over! This steal looks amazing and your sauce, oh my gosh, I'm drooling!

  8. That does sound like the perfect day! And this sounds fantastic…chimichurri and steak are just perfection together!

  9. Funny thing…70 degrees is kind of chilly for me! What we, totally, agree on is that this is a winning recipe! Absolutely delicious!!

  10. Extreme YUM!
    — Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious

  11. I love a good chimichurri, and your spicy version looks amazing! I would love to enjoy this meal on your deck…our Summers are too long and hot here in TX!

  12. I have never had chimichurri, but this sounds amazing!

  13. I agree Renee. Kevin used to be, what I call, a steak "purist". No sauces allowed LOL but he is hooked now!!

  14. Thanks so much Shaina! I love the bright green too!

  15. Yes, it is so simple 🙂 I am learning simple is good LOL

  16. Thanks Alice, it is a new family fave.

  17. Thanks Heather 🙂 yes, I love days like this!!

  18. You are a warm weather girl 🙂 I used to feel the same when I lived in San Diego, but now 80+ to me is sweltering LOL

  19. OH yes, come enjoy a nice comfy summer dinner with me!!

  20. Oh Sarah! Once you try it you will never go back to regular steak sauce again!!

  21. I've still never made my own chimichurri, but it sounds like that is a major mistake on my part! Will have to try this!

  22. this looks yummy…thanks for sharing

  23. Oh Julie, it is super easy and adds such a wonderful flavor 🙂

  24. That looks scrumptious! I love grilling meat and that marinade with chimichurri sauce is so refreshing for hot summer months. Can't wait to start grilling again this fall (it's still a little too hot to grill -last week half the week we were 117)

  25. 117??? OhhEmmmGeeee I would die LOL If it gets in the 80's here we are HOT!

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