Nicaraguan-Style Steak / Churrasco
39 mins (prep 35, cooking 4)
9 ingredients
4-6 servings
Another recipe by Steven Raichlen. This is the intro he writes about this recipe: The word churrasco is used throughout Latin America to describe beef cooked on the grill, although the precise meaning varies from country to country. In Brazil, for example, churrasco is the generic term for barbecue. In Nicaragua it refers to a broad, thin steak cut from a beef tenderloin. Most steaks are cut across the muscle grain, but Nicaragua’s churrasco is cut along the grain. What results is a flat, thin piece of meat with a remarkable texture, a steak that’s tender enough to cut with a fork. (And the steak’s broad surface area readily picks up the smoke flavor from the coals.) Nicaraguan churrasco is always served with a trio of sauces: chimichurri (here used as a marinade as well), salsa marinara (Nicaraguan Tomato Sauce), and a spicy pickled onion sauce called cebollita. Other accompaniments might include fried plantains (Grilled Plantains, a tasty substitute, appears in this book) and Bahamian Peas and Rice.

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Serving Size (92.14 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 533.26 Calories from Fat 532.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59.21g 364.34%
Saturated Fat 8.19g 163.75%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 875.62mg 145.94%
Total Carbohydrate 1.82g 2.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.37 g 6.0%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 0.32g 2.6%
Vitamin A 7.01IU% Vitamin C 1.01mg%
Calcium 13.24mg% Iron 0.58mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
beef tenderloin steaks, large