Grilled Short Ribs & Cherry Tomatoes with Chimichurri

Short ribs lend themselves to braising--but don't stop there. You can get surprisingly tender results on the grill too. Here the ribs are used in an easy dinner recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes. Hailing from South America, chimichurri is a fresh herb sauce that gets a little heat from crushed red pepper.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless short ribs (1 to 1 1/4 inches thick) or London broil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup fresh parsley and/or cilantro leaves

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Place a grill basket on one side of the grill; preheat to medium-high.

  2. Sprinkle meat with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill the meat on the grate, turning occasionally, until charred on all sides and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 125 degrees F (for medium-rare), 10 to 15 minutes total. Add tomatoes to the grill basket and cook, stirring occasionally, until they burst, about 6 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place herbs, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With the motor running, add oil, vinegar, lemon juice and crushed red pepper and process until the chimichurri is combined but chunky.

  4. Serve the meat with the tomatoes and the chimichurri.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 1/2 oz short rib, 1/4 cup tomatoes & 1 tablespoon chimichurri
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Vitamin A 1933IU 39%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Folate 38mcg 10%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 430mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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