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Grilled Elk Venison Steak with Chimichurri Recipe

Never made chimichurri? It's easier to make than you think and compliments the taste of grilled elk venison perfectly

Grilled Elk Venison Steak with Chimichurri Recipe
Grilled Elk Venison Steak with Chimichurri Recipe served with toasted baguette rounds. (Photo courtesy of
Print Recipe

Serves: 12-14
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 12-14 (¼-inch) thick elk steaks
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 green or red jalapeño's, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt (optional)


1. To make the chimichurri sauce, add all ingredients except the meat into a blender and pulse until smooth.

Chimichurri Grilled Elk Venison Steak Recipe
Chimichurri sauce for the grilled elk venison steaks. (Photo courtesy of

2. Cut elk venison into 1/4-inch thick steaks and rub half of chimichurri marinade on steaks.

3. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Let steaks become room temperature before grilling, about 30 minutes.

Chimichurri Grilled Elk Venison Steak Recipe
Grilled elk venison steaks marinating in the chimichurri sauce. (Photo courtesy of

4. Heat barbecue to high heat. Grill elk venison steaks quickly for about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes.

5. Slice each steak diagonally against the grain and serve with additional chimichurri sauce and toasted sourdough baguette rounds.

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