Grilled Chimichurri Elk Venison Steak Recipe

Grilled chimichurri elk venison steak (Nevada Foodies photo)

This chimichurri marinade is easy to make and works well on most venison, including elk and antelope


  • Elk tri-tip cut into ½-inch steaks
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Grilled Chimichurri Elk Venison Steak Ingredients
Grilled chimichurri elk venison steak ingredients (Nevada Foodies photo)


Using a sharp knife, finely chop the parsley, cilantro, shallot, garlic and red jalapeno. Put chopped chimichurri ingredients into a bowl and add red wine vinegar, oregano and honey. Slowly pour olive oil into bowl and whisk together all ingredients. Season with kosher salt and set aside. Slice elk meat into ½-inch thick steaks and put in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour ¾ of the chimichurri sauce over the steaks being sure to coat on all sides. Cover and let marinate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.

Grilled Chimichurri Elk Venison Steak Marinade
Elk venison steaks marinating in chimichurri sauce (Nevada Foodies photo)

Grill venison elk steaks to your preferred degree of doneness. Spoon the remaining chimichurri sauce over the grilled meat and serve with sourdough bread and grilled vegetables.

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