Gaucho Skirt Steak with Cowboy Chimichurri

Gaucho Steak with Cowboy Chimichurri Sauce

January can be a cold, colorless month. With the holidays gone and the rest of winter stretching out ahead of you, things can seem a little “blah.” But even though grilling seems like a summertime activity, now’s the perfect time to add a little fire to your regular cooking routine. Wintertime grilling’s just as fun and delicious as it is in the summer — and you get the bonus of a hot grill to keep you warm!

To add even more color and spice to a chilly evening’s grill, let’s take a culinary trip to the other side of the equator (since it’s the middle of summer down there!). Using his Argentinian Spice Rub, Steven Raichlen has developed an exclusive recipe for us, the Gaucho Skirt Steak / Filet Mignon with Cowboy Chimichurri.

Raw Steak

Recipe for Cowboy Chimichurri


  • 2 lbs. skirt steak or filet mignon
  • Planet Barbecue Argentinean Spice Rub
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar


  1. Generously season 2 lbs. skirt steak or filet mignon on both sides with Planet Barbecue Argentinean Spice Rub.
  2. Drizzle meat with extra virgin olive oil, rubbing the oil and spices into the meat.
  3. To make the chimichurri sauce, combine 2 Tblsp. Planet Barbecue Argentinean Spice Rub in a bowl and whisk in 2 Tblsp. red wine vinegar and 3 to 4 Tblsp. olive oil.
  4. Direct grill the steaks over high heat until cooked to taste, 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  5. Serve thinly sliced across the grain with the chimichurri sauce spooned on top.
  6. If grilling filet mignon, you’ll need 4 to 5 minutes per side and there is no need to slice the meat prior to grilling.

Steak Rub

Chimichurri Sauce

To bring the flavor of Argentina home, you can purchase the Argentenian Spice Rub, or check out Steven’s recipe for chimichurri sauce in his book, Planet Barbecue!.

Do you have a favorite recipe to use with one of the Planet Barbecue spice rubs? Leave a comment and tell us!

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