Gettysburg Great Recipes: Jones’ Flank Steak

Darryl Jones in 2013 (Photo Shawna Sherrell/Gettysburg College)

Darryl Jones in 2013 (Photo Shawna Sherrell/Gettysburg College)

By Darryl Jones, Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Flank Steak, cooked Argentinian style with Chimichurri Sauce


  • 2 lbs of flank steak
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin-get whole seeds and grind them yourself
  • 1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 2 cups each of fresh flat leaf parsley and fresh cilantro
  • ¾ cup of red wine vinegar
  • ¾  cup of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder


  1. Dry the steaks, and lightly coat them with baking powder. Put the steaks on a rack in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.  This is a method for creating a crust on the steak.
  2. In a bowl, mix equal amounts (1 teaspoon) of cumin, coriander, black pepper and salt to make a dry rub for both sides of the steak. If you like spicy food, add a small amount of cayenne pepper powder.  Take the steaks out of the refrigerator, and use the dry rub on both sides of the steak.
  3. Grill the steak on hardwood charcoal (with a few apple wood or hickory chunks about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Using a blender or food processor, chop the garlic, then add cilantro, parsley, the red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, a bit of cayenne, cumin, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Blend/pulse until the mixture is smooth.

Slice the steak to make it thin, then serve the sauce on the side.


Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of “Gettysburg Great Recipes,” a new feature in which members of the campus community submit their favorite recipes. If you would like to be featured, please submit the recipe and a photo (of you and/or the dish) to

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as a senior editor for the Gettysburgian. During her time at the newspaper, Gauri has written over 80 news and features pieces about campus events, student senate, and breaking news. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She is a double major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.

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