Churrasco Steak Sandwich

churrasco steak sandwich

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This churrasco steak sandwich is a popular option in Chile, but Chile is not the only place that you’ll hear the word “churrasco”. In fact, “churrasco” is a popular term in South America, particularly Brazil, for grilled steak. Typically, churrasco steaks in other South American countries are marinated in red wine vinegar and topped with chimichurri sauce. 

Toppings for Churrasco Steak Sandwich 

All of the recipes I could find online for churrasco steak sandwiches from Chili were a bit different from the other churrasco recipes. None of them were marinated or had many seasonings at all. And none (that I found at least) were topped with chimichurri either! 

Instead, the internet tells me that churrasco steak sandwiches normally come topped with avocado and tomato. If you want, you can add mayonnaise as well!

If you’d like to top your steak with chimichurri, it sounds delicious to me! Use this recipe for Chimichurri from Argentina.

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How to Cook my Steak A La Plancha

This recipe calls for cooking your steak “a la plancha”. Cooking a sirloin tip steak “a la plancha” gives it a crispy outside and a yummy inside <3 I used a cast iron skillet to cook my steaks. 

First, take your steaks out of the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper and garlic. 

Use a cast iron skillet for this recipe. Put the cast iron skillet on the stove and bring to a very high heat. Your skillet should almost be smoking with the heat. 

Before you put any steak on the skillet, sprinkle the skillet with a ½ tsp of salt and allow the salt to heat up. 

When you put the steak in the pan, this salt combined with the heat will create a beautiful crust on the steak that keeps the interior juicy. With such thin steaks, you need only cook them for about 30 seconds-1 minute on each side depending on desired doneness. 

What Ingredients Do I Need for This Churrasco Steak Sandwich? 

Sirloin Tip Steak 
Mayonnaise, if desired
Chimichurri, if desired

If you liked this recipe for Churrasco Steak Sandwiches, also make sure to check out the other recipes I have on my website!: 

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Churrasco Steak Sandwich

This Churrasco Steak Sandwich has roots in Chile. It is steak cooked a la plancha and then topped with avocado, tomato, and chimichurri.

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chile
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb tip sirloin steak
  • 4 buns
  • avocado
  • 2 tomatoes
  • mayonnaise if desired
  • chimichurri if desired
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped garlic to taste


  1. Remove your steak from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic.

  2. Allow a cast iron skillet to come to a very high heat on your stove. The heat should be so high it's almost smoking. Sprinkle with coarse salt.

  3. Add your steak into the cast iron skillet and cook for about 30 seconds to a minute on each side, depending on desired doneness.

  4. Remove steak from pan and layer on a bun. Top with tomatoes, avocado, and mayonnaise or chimchurri if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 

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