I’m not sure why, but it seems like steak is something often reserved for a special occasion around here. It’s one of those things that feels like a “treat”. I knew it was what I had to make for our Valentine’s menu to make it special for my handsome boyfriend. This grilled steak with cranberry chimichurri is both festive and beautiful, and the cranberry really adds a ton of flavor to the grilled steak.
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You guys know Justin from my random Instagram stories showing my “5 year old boyfriend’s eats” and, I gotta say, the man really isn’t a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. But I am. And he sucks it up for me. We always spend Valentine’s Day by staying in. Making dinner together and avoiding the craziness of restaurants. I love this not only because it’s just a night for US, but ever since I started caring about what was in my food, cooking at home is just easier. It’s easier, more fun, and I truly enjoy it now.
Especially when things like this grilled steak and cranberry chimichurri show up on my menu. Easy plus healthy makes a girl (and her steak loving guy) really, really happy. The chimichurri has some hidden benefits from Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend. I love sneaking this stuff into dishes that could use a little extra help from veggies.
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Of course, it’s Whole30 Approved, but it’s even AIP friendly. I love using it in sauces, soups, smoothies, and duh, this chimichurri! The Collagen Veggie Blend is easy to work into meals to get the collagen and veggie benefits without having to go to town on a ton of veggies in one sitting. Which is really helpful for picky eaters, husbands, and those who just don’t have the time and need to get their servings of veggies in ASAP.
Speaking of chimichurri, it’s a sauce that’s traditionally made with a TON of herbs. Which we definitely use in this chimichurri recipe. However, I’ve added some chopped frozen cranberries to give it a fun and flavorful facelift.
If you have a knife or a food processor, you can make the cranberry chimichurri in just a few minutes while the steak is grilling. Dinner in 10 minutes. Name something better than that.
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For the Steak:
- 2 bone-in ribeye (or cut of choice, flank steak is a great option)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Cranberry Chimichurri:
- 1 bunch parsley, finely diced
- 1/4 bunch cilantro, finely diced
- 1/2 cup frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, omit for Whole30
- Rub steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper
- Place on grill or grill pan over medium heat for 4 minutes per side to cook to medium
- While steaks are cooking, chop chimichurri ingredients and combine in a bowl, or place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until finely diced
- Remove steaks from grill, allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes
- Slice steaks and add chimichurri sauce over top
- Serve and enjoy!