Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Feast your eyes on the Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal – the incredible game-changer of make-ahead meals. Succulent steak soaked in tangy chimichurri goodness, cozying up to perfectly roasted potatoes. But here's the best part – it's a freezer meal.

Feast your eyes on the Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal – the incredible game-changer of make-ahead meals. Steak soaked in tangy chimichurri goodness, cozying up to perfectly cooked potatoes, can anything beat that? But here’s the best part – it’s a freezer meal, ready to swoop in when you’ve got after-school conferences, a basketball game, and volunteering for the PTA, all on the same evening. Convenience meets culinary bliss in this dish, making it a must-have for your arsenal of time-saving recipes.

The genius of this freezer meal lies in its ability to deliver gourmet flavors with minimal effort. You have the power to prepare a restaurant-quality dish in advance, effortlessly transforming busy evenings into stress-free culinary experiences.
The chimichurri-marinated steak retains its mouthwatering taste, while the roasted potatoes maintain their perfect crispiness – a dynamic duo that guarantees a symphony of flavors with each bite. Whether you’re a parent juggling multiple responsibilities or just someone who appreciates a delicious shortcut, this Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal is here to make your kitchen endeavors not just manageable but truly enjoyable.

So, friends, are you ready to add a dash of culinary excitement to your busy routine? Let’s embark on this flavorful adventure together. Join me in the kitchen – because good food is meant to be shared, especially when it makes our lives a little easier and a whole lot tastier!

Why you’ll love this Savory Chimichurri Sauce for Steak Recipe

  • Flavor Explosion: Experience a burst of vibrant flavors with the tangy chimichurri sauce perfectly complementing the juicy steak and roasted potatoes.
  • Time-Saving Magic: Say goodbye to lengthy prep times – this freezer recipe is a time-saving wizard, allowing you to have a gourmet meal ready at a moment’s notice.
  • Family-Friendly Feast: A crowd-pleaser that caters to diverse tastes, making it an ideal family dinner option that everyone will love.
  • Versatile Delight: Enjoy this freezer meal as a standalone dish or get creative by incorporating it into wraps, salads, or sandwiches for a versatile culinary experience.
  • Cooking Efficiency: Effortlessly elevate your cooking game without sacrificing hours in the kitchen, making it perfect for busy weekdays.
Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal Recipe
Feast your eyes on the Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal – the incredible game-changer of make-ahead meals. Succulent steak soaked in tangy chimichurri goodness, cozying up to perfectly roasted potatoes. But here's the best part – it's a freezer meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Equipment
  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
Ingredients
  
  • 2 lbs Flank steak
  • 3 lbs Petite Yellow Potatoes 2 (1.5lbs) bags
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chimichurri Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
Instructions
 
Prep/freezer directions:
  • Label gallon freezer bag according to preferred labeling method
  • Add all ingredients to a labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in the freezer for up to three months.
Slow cooker directions:
  • Thaw overnight in fridge (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok)
  • Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Serve with more Chimichurri Sauce and enjoy. Optional: Mash up potatoes
Keyword Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes, freezer meals, Slow cooker beef recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
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Equipment Needed to make the Best Chimichurri marinade for Steak and Poatoes

  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag

Ingredients for your Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes freezer meal

  • 2 lbs Flank steak
  • 3 lbs Petite Yellow Potatoes,  2 (1.5 lbs) bags
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chimichurri Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder

How to make a Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes freezer meal

Prep/freezer directions:

  1. Label gallon freezer bag according to preferred labeling method
  2. Add all ingredients to a labeled gallon freezer bag.
  3. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

Slow cooker directions:

  1. Thaw overnight in fridge (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok)
  2. Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Serve with more Chimichurri Sauce and enjoy. Optional: Mash up potatoes.

What to pair with your Delicious Steak with Chimichurri and Potatoes

Sides:

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Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Potato and Sweet Potato Blend: Replace the petite yellow potatoes with a mix of petite yellow potatoes and sweet potatoes.
  • Skirt Steak instead of Flank Steak: Substitute flank steak with skirt steak for a different beefy flavor.
  • Smoked Paprika for Garlic Powder: Swap out garlic powder with smoked paprika for a smoky undertone. This substitution adds depth to the seasoning, creating a more complex flavor profile

Additions:

  • Rosemary Infused Olive Oil: Enhance the olive oil by infusing it with fresh rosemary. Simply heat the olive oil and add a few sprigs of rosemary, letting it steep before mixing it with the chimichurri sauce. This addition introduces a fragrant herbal note to the meal.
  • Citrus Zest for Brightness: Add zest from a lemon or orange to the chimichurri sauce for a burst of citrusy brightness. The citrus zest will cut through the richness of the steak, adding a refreshing element to the overall flavor profile.
  • Soy Sauce Umami Kick: Introduce umami depth by incorporating a tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce to the chimichurri marinade. This addition adds a savory kick without compromising the freezer-friendly quality of the dish.

Remember to adjust quantities based on personal preferences and taste preferences. Enjoy experimenting with these substitutions and additions to create a customized Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes freezer meal!

How to Reheat and Store Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal

Best way to store mouthwatering Chimichurri Steak and potatoes leftovers?

Before storing, make sure that you allow your steak and potatoes leftover too cool to room temperature. This helps prevent condensation build up inside the container, reducing the risk of freezer burn.
Next, divide the leftovers into portions making it easier to reheat. Use freezer safe bags or containers when storing, and always make sure to label and date the containers to keep track of freshness.

How long will Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes Freezer Meal last in the fridge?

With proper storage and cool down procedures being met, the quality of your steak and potatoes will remain fresh for 3-5 days in the fridge. If you need a longer storage window, consider freezing your leftovers.

Can I freezer Argentinian-Inspired Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes dish?

Yes! Freezing is a great option for leftovers, or to make this recipe into a raw freezer meal. Follow the same procedure to cool down, and store your leftovers as you would if storing in the fridge.

Remove as much air as possible from bags, this minimizes the risk of freezer burn and helps maintain the texture and flavor. Store flat if using freezer bags to allow for efficient use of your freezer space. Store in the coldest part of your freezer.


If making this into a raw freezer meal, which is what we recommend, then label your gallon freezer bag with name and date of prep, add all ingredients into said gallon freezer bag, remove excess air, seal, and store for up to 3 months.

How to reheat Authentic Chimichurri Steak?

To reheat Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes while maintaining their delicious flavors and textures, you have a few options. First you can reheat on the stovetop. Start by adding olive oil or butter to a pan over medium heat, place the Chimichurri Steak and Potatoes in the pan, spreading them out evenly, cover the pan and gently heat for about 10-15 minutes, flipping the steak halfway through and stirring the potatoes occasionally.

Another method you may use is the microwave. This method is the fastest but may result in slightly different textures. Place your portion to reheat on a safe-dish, microwave on medium power, checking and stirring every 2-3 minutes until thoroughly heated. Be cautious not to overcook, as it may affect the steak’s tenderness.

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