Chipotle Beef & Chimichurri Sauce




Chipotle Beef & Chimichurri Sauce

Chipotle Beef & Chimichurri Sauce
Total Recipe Time:  45 minutes
Makes 4 servings


2 beef Petite Tender Roasts (about 8 to 10 ounces each)1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder2 large red bell peppers, cut into quartersSaltFresh parsley sprigs (optional)Chimichurri Sauce:1 cup fresh parsley leaves3 cloves garlic1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Combine 1 tablespoon oil and chipotle chili, as desired; rub evenly over beef roasts.
  2. Place roasts in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange bell peppers around roasts. Grill peppers, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning once. Grill roasts, covered, 14 to 18 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 14 to 19 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Transfer roasts to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile prepare chimichurri sauce. Place parsley, garlic, oregano, salt and chili powder in food processor container. Cover; process until chopped. With motor running, slowly add oil and lime juice through opening in cover, processing until blended.
  4. Carve roasts across the grain into slices. Season with salt, as desired. Serve roast and peppers with chimichurri sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.


One beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound), may be substituted for Petite Tender Roasts. Grill, covered, 7 to 11 minutes (for gas, 8 to 13 minutes) for rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.Cook's Tip:  Chipotle chili powder is available in the spice or ethnic section of the supermarket or in specialty food markets. Two to 3 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers rubbed onto the beef may be substituted. Substitute 3/4 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in the chimichurri sauce.
Nutrition information per serving, using Petite Render Roast: 268 calories; 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat); 45 mg cholesterol; 358 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 2.4 g fiber; 2 g protein; 3.8 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.7 mg iron; 23 mcg selenium; 4.9 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin.Nutrition information per serving, using Top Sirloin Steak: 310 calories; 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat); 49 mg cholesterol; 367 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 2.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 8.5 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.4 mg iron; 30.9 mcg selenium; 5.3 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.
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