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Churrasco Colombiano

Colombian Steak

I'm not usually fond of marinating steaks, as I like the flavor of beef just fine by itself. That said, this marinade was pretty good for top sirloin (one of my least favorite cuts, but which is often on sale). It was a little bit strong, but if you want to hide the natural flavor of inferior meat, this does it nicely.

Churrasco Colombiano


  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lbs top sirloin steaks


Chop the parsley and garlic together in a food processor. Add the oil, vinegar, water, salt and pepper and process until you have a thick sauce. Correct seasoning if needed. Put half the sauce in a serving bowl. Place the top sirloin in a deep plate or bowl and pour remaining sauce on it. Cover well and marinate for 30 minutes.

Drain the beef and grill until done. Alternatively, heat a skillet to medium-high, pour a little bit of oil or butter and cook the steaks until done, about 4 minutes per side, depending on their thickness. Serve with remaining sauce.

Adapted from a recipe at

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