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Bavette Steak

This is the best bavette steak recipe! It's so easy to make and turns out so juicy and tender.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinade time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 11 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 1229kcal


Bavette Steak

  • 4 lbs bavette steak (or flank steak, skirt steak or flap steak)
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil (avocado oil, coconut oil, butter or ghee all work)

Chimichurri Marinade and Sauce

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Allow your steaks to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to cooking. While not required, it allows the meat to cook more evenly.
  • While the steak is resting, make the chimichurri sauce by placing all the chimichurri ingredients into your food processor or high speed blender and blending well until smooth. Reserve ~1/2 of the chimichurri for sauce to serve on top of the cooked steak, or as dipping sauce.
  • Pierce the steak with a fork or knife, every ½ inch or so to tenderize the meat.
  • Marinate the steak in half of the chimichurri sauce for 2-4 hours. If you do not have time to marinate, you can just serve with the chimichurri sauce, however, marinating makes for a more flavourful and tender meat.
  • Add the oil to a cast iron skillet or pan and heat to high. You want your pan to be hot before adding the steak.
  • Place the steak in the pan. Do not move the steak until it starts to caramelize.
  • Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, or until steak reaches your desired temperature. See the notes for cooking temperatures.
  • Remove the steak from the pan and place it on a plate to rest for ~5 minutes. Place a piece of foil lightly over the top of the steak to retain the heat while it's resting.
  • Serve the steak by cutting the bavette steak against the grain and topping it with the extra chimichurri sauce. The grain refers to the muscle fibers in the meat. Look for muscle fibers and cut in the opposite direction. Cutting these muscle fibers helps make the meat more tender vs chewy or tough.


Cooking Temperature Guide For Steak:
  • For rare steak: cook to 125 degrees F.
  • For medium rare: to 135 degrees F.
  • Medium steak: to 145 degrees F.
  • Medium well: to 155 degrees F.
  • For well done to 160 degrees F.  
To make grilled bavette steak: Heat the grill to high. Cook the steak for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. 
Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used. 


Calories: 1229kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 54g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 1717mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1971IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 9mg