Add a sweet flavor to your regular steak rub with the addition of brown sugar. Dip your brown sugar steak in chimichurri sauce for the ultimate combination.Jump to Recipe
Now and then, Justin gets the craving for a nice, delicious steak! When that happens, we start to keep an eye out for meat that’s on sale at the grocery store. We have a few tried and true steak recipes, but wanted to go for something different. I love our brown-sugar glazed pork, so we decided to try a brown sugar steak this time!
And let me tell you, it was delicious! The sweet taste of the brown sugar compliments the meat well. Then I made a green chimichurri sauce to accompany the steak. It’s always fun to have something to dip.
You can use almost any cut of steak for this meal. We used a T-bone since that’s what we found on sale. A flank steak would also work for this meal. The cut of meat you choose will depend on your personal preference for how fatty you like meat. According to Justin, the more fat, the more flavor. But, personally, I can’t stand chewing fat in meat, so I always want the leanest cut available.
If you decide to add a chimichurri sauce on the side, you can see my recipe HERE. It’s very easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. You can put that together while the steaks are cooking.
Step by Step
Rinse the steak and pat it dry. In a small bowl, whisk the salt, paprika, brown sugar, and pepper to create a rub.
Sprinkle half of the rub on the steak and pat so it sticks. Flip the steak over and pat the other half of the rub into the steak.
Let the steak sit at room temperature while you heat the grill to medium. Then grill the steak with the lid closed for about 8-10 minutes per side for medium doneness. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before cutting into strips and serve with the chimichurri sauce if desired.
The leftover steak can be stored in the refrigerator. To reheat, cook again in the microwave or in a saute pan on the stovetop. Note: The steak will be cooked to a further doneness after heating. For example: if you originally cooked the steak to medium, it will likely cook to medium-well by the time it’s reheated.
Originally Published On: May 8, 2020
Brown Sugar Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
- 1.5 lb T-bone steak
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 cups chimichurri sauce
- Rinse the steak and pat it dry
- In a small bowl, whisk the salt, paprika, brown sugar, and pepper to create a rub
- Sprinkle half of the rub on the steak and pat so it sticks
- Flip the steak over and pat the other half of the rub into the steak
- Let the steak sit at room temperature while you heat the grill to medium
- Then grill the steak with the lid closed for about 8-10 minutes per side for medium doneness
- Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before cutting into strips and serve with the chimichurri sauce if desired
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
20 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Steak with Chimichurri Sauce”
Iam here for this brown sugar steak. I wonder if I can talk the hubs into making this tomorrow!
Oh, it would be a wonderful Mother’s Day meal! 🙂
This is deffo one for a weekend treat a Saturday night family steak night, my hubby will love this for sure xx
That sounds like a perfect idea!
This looks easy to cook recipe and it looks yummy I would love to try this perfect serving for dinner I will save this post!
It’s delicious and pretty easy to put together, too. I hope you enjoy!
This sounds absolutely mouth-watering! I love anything glazed and this steak recipe is right up my alley! Will try and concoct this soon.
I love things with a glaze like this, too! It’s so yummy, I hope you enjoy the meal!!
I never knew that you could put brown sugar on steak! I would love to try this! It looks yummy!
I’ve done it on pork before, so figured why not on steak, too?! It was such a great glaze.
Love chimichurri sauce..makes the dish so flavorful
You’re right, it adds so much to a regular meal!
This was really amazing! So easy to make!
Thanks, Toni, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I’d never thought of crusting a steak with sugar before, but this recipe is genius! It’s got unbelievable flavor, and that sauce, well I could eat it by the spoonful!
I’ve done it with pork so I figured it would be good for steak, too! I’m glad you liked it as well.
This recipe is just bursting with flavor! Love it!
Thanks, Rachel! It’s a favorite in my house, too.
Here lately we’ve been enjoying trying new ways to cook steak, so this is perfect timing. Can’t wait to try it!
I hope you and your family enjoy it!