Savor the Flavor with Brazilian-Styled Steak Recipe

Attention all food lovers! If you’re looking for a mouth-watering and unforgettable culinary experience, look no further than this Brazilian-Style Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe. This dish will transport your taste buds to the colorful and vibrant streets of Brazil, where locals take their steak seriously.

As an experienced chef and avid traveler, I’ve had the pleasure of trying many different types of cuisine from around the world. However, something about Brazilian-style steak always stood out to me. The perfect amount of seasoning and the fact that it is cooked over an open flame make it a unique and irresistible dish.

This recipe is all about creating that authentic Brazilian steakhouse taste, right in your own home. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a delicious meal for yourself, this recipe is sure to impress.

So get ready to savor every bite of this juicy and flavorful Brazilian-Style Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce – I promise it won’t disappoint!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce
Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce

This Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe is a delightful fusion of American and Brazilian cuisine. Imagine juicy, flavorful, and succulent steak, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste, sautéed to perfection, and served with an aromatic, buttery garlic dipping sauce. Satisfy your taste buds with this lip-smacking steak recipe that will leave you craving for more.

The key ingredient in this recipe is the Brazilian style garlic butter made of minced garlic, melted butter, fresh parsley, and black pepper. The garlic butter gives your steak the perfect blend of flavor and takes it to another level. The dipping sauce also incorporates the same flavors to enhance the overall taste.

Moreover, this recipe is versatile and allows for multiple substitutions and variations. You can substitute skirt steak with sirloin cap or picanha steak cooked using chimichurri marinade or any other recipe ingredient that suits your preference. You can also garnish your steak with fresh cilantro chimichurri or avocado oil for extra richness and a pop of color.

This dish is not only delicious but also easy to prepare. The steak marinade requires only ingredients 2 – skirt steak, salt & pepper taste for 6 tsp of steak garlic butter. You also need water 1/4 cup to sauté the garlic in a different pan.

In conclusion, this Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe is guaranteed to delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more. From it’s juicy texture to its rich flavor from the Brazilian-style garlic butter sauce it’ll definitely become a staple at your dinner table once you try it out. It’s sure to please both carnivores and non-carnivores alike – so don’t hesitate to make it today!

Ingredient List

 The secret to this juicy Brazilian-styled steak is in the marinade!
The secret to this juicy Brazilian-styled steak is in the marinade!

Ingredients for the Steak:

  • 2 lbs skirt steak, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Ingredients for the Marinade:

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Ingredients for the Garlic Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Ingredients:

  • Chimichurri sauce (see recipe below)
  • Avocado oil for searing the steak in the pan

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Recipe How-To

 This steak is so tender, it'll melt in your mouth.
This steak is so tender, it’ll melt in your mouth.

Once you have gathered all the recipe ingredients, it’s time to get down to business and prepare this mouthwatering Brazilian-style steak in your kitchen.

Preparing the Steak:

The first thing you need to do is prepare the steak. Cut 2 lbs of skirt steak into 4 equal portions, trimming off the excess fat. Season both sides with salt and pepper to taste – 6 tsp, making sure to rub in the seasoning well.

Next, melt 6 tsp of butter in a skillet over medium heat, and add 2 minced garlic cloves. Cook for a couple of minutes until the mixture turns golden brown. Add 1/4 cup chopped parsley and continue cooking for another minute.

Drizzle the prepared garlic butter on top of each seasoned skirt steak, making sure to spread it evenly. Let it marinate for a bit while you prepare the garlic dipping sauce.

Preparing the Garlic Dipping Sauce:

For the garlic dipping sauce, melt a stick of butter (1/2 cup) in a small saucepan. Once melted, add 2 minced garlic cloves and cook until golden brown.

Remove from heat, allow it to cool down for a bit, then add 2 tbsp water, mixing well.

Chop some fresh Italian parsley (1/4 cup) finely and add it to the mixture along with some salt and black pepper to taste (around 1/4 tsp each).

Cooking the Steak:

Now it’s time to cook your steak! There are several ways you can cook your Brazilian-style steak. You can grill it outdoors or indoors, but if you want an authentic experience, grilling outdoors over charcoal is recommended.

Once your grill is nice and hot, place your prepared skirt steak on the grill and let it cook for about five minutes on each side until done according to personal preference. Once cooked, remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for five minutes before serving.


When you’re ready to serve, slice the rested steak diagonally against the grain into thin strips. Serve with chimichurri sauce, garlic dipping sauce or a combination of both.

Enjoy your delicious Brazilian Churrasco-style steak with family and friends, and feel free to experiment with other flavors that could compliment your dish.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect pairing: steak and garlicky dipping sauce.
The perfect pairing: steak and garlicky dipping sauce.

There are several great ways that you can change up this Brazilian-Style Steak recipe to suit your preferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Variation #1: Instead of using skirt steak, try using sirloin cap (picanha), which is the traditional cut used in Brazilian churrasco-style steakhouses.

– Variation #2: If you’re looking for a healthier option, consider swapping out the butter in the recipe for avocado oil or olive oil instead.

– Variation #3: For a different flavor profile, try marinating the steak in chimichurri sauce before grilling it. You can use a store-bought version or make your own by blending together fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and salt.

– Variation #4: If you prefer bite-sized portions, cut the steak into smaller pieces and serve them as steak bites with the garlic dipping sauce on the side.

– Variation #5: If you don’t eat meat, this recipe also works well with portobello mushrooms or eggplant as a vegetarian alternative.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own favorite variation of this Brazilian-style steak recipe. With so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be a version that you’ll love!

Serving and Pairing

 Elevate your steak game with this Brazilian-inspired recipe.
Elevate your steak game with this Brazilian-inspired recipe.

Once your Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce is cooked to perfection, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to serve and pair it. The first thing to keep in mind is that this dish is best when served hot off the grill, so try to time your cooking accordingly.

I recommend serving this steak with a side of fluffy white rice, black beans, and plantains for a classic Brazilian meal. The combination of the salty steak, savory beans, slightly sweet plantains, and light rice make for a well-balanced plate that will leave everyone satisfied.

If you’re looking for something lighter, try pairing your steak with a simple green salad dressed in a tangy vinaigrette or grilled vegetables like asparagus or zucchini. These options will complement the rich flavors of the steak while adding some color and freshness to your meal.

For drinks, a cold Caipirinha (a popular Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, lime juice, sugar, and ice) is the perfect pairing for this steak. If cocktails aren’t your thing, you can also opt for a cold beer or a glass of Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon for wine lovers.

When it comes to serving size, I recommend cutting the skirt steak into thin slices against the grain so that it’s easier to eat and enjoy all of the flavors in each bite. Don’t forget to have extra garlic dipping sauce on standby – trust me, you’ll want it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who needs a fancy restaurant when you can make this steak at home?
Who needs a fancy restaurant when you can make this steak at home?

Making ahead dishes is always a good idea, especially if you are planning to have guests over for dinner. The good news is that this Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe can easily be made ahead of time.

If you want to make the steak ahead of time, then you need to cook it as instructed in the recipe. After cooking, allow it to cool off and store it in an airtight container. Make sure you do not top the steak with the garlic butter, otherwise, it will melt and the flavor will lessen. When ready to serve, take the steak out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature before heating up. Reheat on a skillet or grill for about 3 minutes each side, and then spoon over the garlic butter.

For storing leftovers, once cooked let them cool off to room temperature before putting them inside an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. When reheating leftover steak, make sure you add garlic butter as it helps with keeping the meat moist while reheating.

Note that this dish is best served fresh but if you do plan to make it ahead of time or have leftovers, you should reheat or serve with fresh chimichurri sauce as this will keep its freshness and enhance its taste even more. Now go ahead and impress your guests without having to worry about being tied up in the kitchen for hours!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this flavorful dish.
Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this flavorful dish.

When it comes to cooking the perfect Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce, there are some tips that can help you achieve a juicy and flavorful result. As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, let me share some of my best tips to ensure your steak turns out perfectly cooked every time.

First, make sure to season your steak generously with salt and pepper. The skirt steak can handle a lot of seasoning, so don’t be shy about adding more than you think you need. This will help to build flavor and promote caramelization on the outside of the steak.

Secondly, let your steak rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking it. This will help to ensure even cooking throughout the steak and prevent it from drying out.

Another tip is to use a high heat grilling method when cooking the steak. A grill pan or outdoor grill is great for achieving those beautiful grill marks and a smoky flavor.

When making the garlic dipping sauce, be sure not to overcook the garlic as it can quickly become bitter. Instead, heat the garlic gently in butter until golden before adding it to the sauce.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this dish. You can try using different types of steaks, such as sirloin or picanha, for a different flavor profile. You can also switch up the dipping sauce by adding fresh herbs like cilantro or Italian parsley to create a chimichurri sauce.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a delicious Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce that is sure to impress your friends and family at any dinner party or barbecue.


As an experienced chef, there are bound to be certain questions that come up when making this Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce Recipe. To help ensure your success in the kitchen, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and detailed answers to guide you through any potential issues. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert at cooking steak, these FAQ’s will provide clarity and assurance as you move through the recipe.

What is in Brazilian steakhouse seasoning?

The ingredients in this particular seasoning blend consist of sea salt, a mix of flavorful spices including black pepper, paprika, jalapeño pepper, and parsley, along with the aromas of garlic, onion, and red and green bell peppers. The seasoning is then finished off with a pop of tangy acidity from the addition of citric acid and malic acid.

What is Brazilian style steak called?

Picanha, a cost-effective and flavorful beef cut beloved in Brazil, remains largely unfamiliar in the United States, except in the context of Brazilian Steakhouses where it is traditionally prepared.

Is Brazilian steak tender?

Picanha steak, the savory and juicy Brazilian-style meat, is a mouthwatering delicacy that features tender texture and a rich flavor. Grilling this delightful dish takes only a short amount of time, making it an easy and fast option for any meal. Let’s dive into the world of Picanha and discover how to prepare this scrumptious steak.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe is a must-try for all food lovers out there. It’s a delightful combination of Brazilian and American cuisine that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The ingredients list may seem intimidating, but each component plays a vital role in making this dish an unforgettable experience.

This recipe’s beauty lies within its simplicity and versatility; you can adjust the spices to your liking, swap the cut of meat or experiment with different dipping sauces. Once you’ve tried it, you can experiment with different variations and create your own signature dish!

None of these recipes would be complete without proper planning, preparation and execution. Therefore, I recommend reading through the tips and techniques shared in this article before starting to cook. It’ll ensure a stress-free cooking process and perfect results every time.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking to impress guests at your next dinner party, this Brazilian-Styled-Steak with Garlic Dipping Sauce is the recipe for you. Do try it out and share your experience with us in the comments below! Bon Appétit!

Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce

Brazilian-Styled-Steak With Garlic Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 10 kcal


  • 1 cup water, chimchurri rojo
  • two 1-pound skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup olive, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley


  • Prepare the Chimichurri Rojo, and then pour 2/3 cup of it into a resealable plastic bag and combine with the skirt steaks. (Reserve the rest of the sauce to use as a condiment.) Refrigerate overnight.
  • To cook the steaks, prepare a medium-hot grill.
  • Remove steaks from the marinade, and grill to desired doneness. (Because they are thin and have been marinated overnight, they will cook very quickly.
  • Divide each steak into two, and place each in the center of a warm plate. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle chopped olives and minced parsley over each steak. Serve with the reserved Chimichurri Rojo on the side.

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Serving: 93gCalories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 64mgFiber: 0.3g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Brazilian, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Meat, South American, Steak, Very Low Carbs
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.