Chimichurri is a fantastic sauce to pair with venison. The fresh herbs in chimichurri help to bring out the best of the venison’s flavor. You’re gonna love this venison sirloin steak recipe.

We’re meat eaters in this household – I’m pretty  sure that’s obvious to any of my regular readers. I experiment with grilling, smoking, grinding, brining and roasting any piece of meat, but when it comes to steak, simple is best. We like thick cut bone-in rib eye grilled to perfection, plain and simple, because really, it doesn’t need anything else.

So when it comes to sauce on a steak, I’m rather clueless. I always thought sauces like chimichurri were a way to cover up some other flaw in the meat. It wasn’t until recently that I even considered buying a cut other than rib eye to experiment with sauces. Fortunately, we were given some nice venison sirloins that I wanted to use up. I figured that was the perfect start to a little experimentation.


Chimichurri Venison Steaks


Chimichurri Venison Sirloin Steak // PassTheSushi.comIngredients:

  • 1 cup lightly packed chopped parsley (ideally, flat leaf “Italian” parsley)
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shallot or onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar, or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pounds sirloin


Preheat a grill.

Place all chimichurri sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not pureed. Reserve.

Dissolve cayenne pepper and salt in 1 cup hot water. Transfer to a squeeze container.

Place the steak directly over a hot grill, baste with the chimichurri grilling sauce, and grill until the outer portion of the meat reaches the desired degree of doneness. Remove the steak from the grill and slice long strips from the outer edges of the steak. Return the remaining steak to the grill, baste, and grill until more of the steak is cooked. Remove and repeat the slicing and serving procedure until steak is consumed. For extra spicy steak, baste 2 or 3 additional times with the cayenne pepper mixture during grilling process. Spoon chimichurri sauce over steak.


 Fresh herbs, used to make chimichurri sauce //

I didn’t fiddle around with all that extra grilling. I cooked ours to rare, let it rest and sliced it for serving.


  1. This looks absolutely top notch…I love chimichurri with red meat. I have only had venison once but would definitely eat it again, especially if prepared by you, Kita!

  2. Wow this looks wonderful. I love chimichurri. Your photos are fantastic!

  3. Now that looks like a hardy meal, one my family is just looking forward to. You cooked the meat perfectly! Love the chimichurri recipe. That’s something I forget to make with meat but tastes so good with it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. RavieNomNoms says:

    I love the chimicurri on this, but I am a big fan of it to begin with. Your meat looks perfectly cooked!

  5. That looks great. I miss having fresh venison. I suppose beef would do fine though.

  6. Oh this looks soooo mouth watering!! We’re total meat eaters too, especially my husband. I’m ready to get my flame on!

  7. Just looking at the sirloin makes it clear that you know how to handle your meat (uuuuhm…). BEAUTIFUL! It’s 1:30 am now where I live and just started to crave for steak with no place to get some… 🙁


  8. Beautiful! I can’t serve enough beef around here…and this looks like a winner, Kita!

  9. Great recipe. I am always looking for new ways to cook steak. I really like the chimichurri grilling sauce. It seems much easier and more effective than seasoning the outside and not tasting it as much. I think I will try it with a flank steak though, I’ve had a hankering… Thanks for the post.

  10. I grew up on venison, we basically only had that, instead of beef. My Dad was a hunter, still is….so my fridge is still full of venison! I adore venison:-) Your recipe looks fantastic, the Chimichurri sauce looks soooo good! Hugs, Terra

  11. I love this sauce! I make it all the time with venison,. I saw someone uses it on Chicken, I think I will try this over the weekend as I m hosting a family BBQ!

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