Argentinian BBQ Recipe: A Delicious Take on Traditional Asado

As a mom, I’m always looking for delicious and exciting recipes to try out on my family. And when it comes to BBQ, there’s nothing quite like the traditional flavors of Argentinian asado.

So, if you’re ready to add some South American flair to your grill game, then this recipe is for you. I’m going to walk you through the process of grilling up the best cuts of beef and vegetables with the perfect blend of spices and a zesty chimichurri sauce. Plus, I’ll be sharing some helpful tips and variations to make this recipe your own.

Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Argentinian BBQ Recipe: A Delicious Take on Traditional Asado
Argentinian BBQ Recipe: A Delicious Take on Traditional Asado

One thing that sets this recipe apart is the use of a wood fire grill. While gas grills are convenient, there’s just something about that smoky flavor that you can only get from wood. Plus, asado is a traditional cooking method in South America, so using a wood fire grill just adds to the authenticity of the recipe.

But the real key to this recipe’s success is the combination of the best cuts of beef with the perfect blend of spices and the chimichurri sauce. Trust me, your taste buds will be singing with joy after trying this recipe.

Ingredient List

Before we get grilling, let’s go over the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 lbs of your favorite beef cut (I recommend short ribs, flank steak, or skirt steak)
  • Argentinian chimichurri sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • Optional: 1 lb blood sausage or chorizo

If you don’t have a food processor, you can easily mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar together in a small bowl.

Step-by-step Instructions

Now it’s time to get grilling! Here’s how to make this delicious Argentinian BBQ recipe.

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you’re using a gas grill, set it to about 400-450°F. If you’re using a wood fire grill, let the coals burn down until they’re glowing red with a thin layer of white ash.
  2. While the grill is heating up, prepare your vegetables and set them aside. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. Season your beef with salt, black pepper, and the red pepper flakes. Place it in a resealable plastic bag or on a cutting board and brush it with the olive oil mixture.
  4. Place the grill grates over the heat and brush them with oil to prevent sticking. Place the beef and vegetables on the grates and cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or longer if you prefer your beef more well-done.
  5. While the beef is cooking, you can make your chimichurri sauce by mixing together a cup of chopped fresh parsley, a minced garlic clove, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar, a teaspoon of dried oregano, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and salt and black pepper to taste. If you have a food processor, you can pulse everything together until it’s well combined. If not, you can just mix it all together in a small bowl.
  6. Once the beef has reached your desired level of doneness (use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 145°F for medium-rare), remove it from the grill and let it rest for about 10 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute and the meat to become more tender.
  7. While the beef is resting, you can grill your blood sausage or chorizo, if using. Simply place them on the grates and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they’re heated through.

Once everything is cooked to perfection, it’s time to serve! Slice the beef against the grain and arrange it on a platter with the grilled vegetables and sausage. Serve with the chimichurri sauce on the side.

Substitutions & Variations

Want to mix things up and try some variations on this recipe? Here are a few ideas:

  • If you don’t have access to the specific cuts of beef listed in the recipe, you can use other types of meats such as sirloin steak, ribeye, or even duck breast.
  • If you’re short on time, you can also use a pre-made spice rub to season your beef instead of using the red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can also cook your beef in the oven using the indirect heat method. Preheat your oven to 350°F and place a metal grate on top of a baking sheet. Place the beef on the grate and roast for about 45 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got some questions about this recipe? Here are some common ones along with their answers:

What is Argentinian style BBQ?

Argentinian style BBQ, or asado, is a traditional method of grilling meat over a wood fire or charcoal grill. It originated in the Pampas plains of South America, and is now a popular cooking method in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. Asado is typically made with a variety of cuts of beef, and is often served with a side of chimichurri sauce.

What goes with Argentinian BBQ?

Some popular side dishes to serve with Argentinian BBQ include grilled vegetables, salad, potato wedges, and bread. It’s also common to serve the meat with a variety of dipping sauces, such as chimichurri sauce or salsa criolla. And of course, no BBQ is complete without a refreshing beverage – try serving your asado with an ice-cold beer or a glass of Argentine Malbec wine.

Can I use a different type of vinegar in the recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of vinegar that you have on hand. White vinegar or apple cider vinegar would both work well in this recipe.

Can I make the recipe in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the ingredients and the chimichurri sauce in advance. Simply store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to grill.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, the leftovers can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Simply thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Tips for Making An Argentinian BBQ Recipe Success

Want to ensure that your Argentinian BBQ turns out perfectly every time? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • For the best results, make sure to bring your beef to room temperature before grilling. This will help it cook more evenly.
  • If you’re using a wood fire grill, make sure to let the coals burn down until they’re glowing red with a thin layer of white ash. This will give you a consistent, medium-high heat.
  • If you’re using a gas grill, make sure to preheat it to the proper temperature before grilling. This will help you achieve the perfect level of doneness.

I hope you enjoy this delicious Argentinian BBQ recipe! It’s sure to become a family favorite.Happy cooking!

Argentinian BBQ Recipe: A Delicious Take on Traditional Asado

Argentinian BBQ recipe

Shara
This recipe will guide you through the process of grilling the perfect Argentinian BBQ, complete with tender cuts of beef, grilled vegetables, and a zesty chimichurri sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cuisine Arghentina

Equipment

  • Grill (wood fire or gas grill)
  • Grill grates
  • Meat thermometer
  • Cutting board
  • small bowl
  • Resealable plastic bag (optional)
  • Food processor (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 2 red peppers sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 lbs of your favorite beef cut such as short ribs, flank steak, or skirt steak
  • Argentinian chimichurri sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 1 lb blood sausage or chorizo Optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you’re using a gas grill, set it to about 400-450°F. If you’re using a wood fire grill, let the coals burn down until they’re glowing red with a thin layer of white ash.
  • While the grill is heating up, prepare your vegetables and set them aside. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Season your beef with salt, black pepper, and the red pepper flakes. Place it in a resealable plastic bag or on a cutting board and brush it with the olive oil mixture.
  • Place the grill grates over the heat and brush them with oil to prevent sticking. Place the beef and vegetables on the grates and cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or longer if you prefer your beef more well-done.
  • While the beef is cooking, make your chimichurri sauce by mixing together a cup of chopped fresh parsley, a minced garlic clove, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar, a teaspoon of dried oregano, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and salt and black pepper to taste. If you have a food processor, pulse everything together until well combined. If not, mix everything together in a small bowl.
  • Once the beef has reached your desired level of doneness (use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 145°F for medium-rare), remove it from the grill and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  • While the beef is resting, grill your blood sausage or chorizo, if using. Simply place them on the grates and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they’re heated through.
  • Once everything is cooked to perfection, it’s time to serve! Slice the beef against the grain and arrange it on a platter with the grilled vegetables and sausage. Serve with the chimichurri sauce on the side.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a specific type of beef listed in the recipe, you can use other cuts such as sirloin steak, ribeye, or duck breast.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar together in a small bowl.
  • You can also cook this recipe in the oven using the indirect heat method. Preheat your oven to 350°F and place a metal grate on top of a baking sheet.
  • Place the beef on the grate and roast for about 45 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
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