BBQ-Asado and Chimichurri

  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings


2large Asado de Tira (ribs)
2large Vacio (flank steak)
2packages Chorizo (sausages)
1package Morzilla (Spanish black pudding)
1package Chinchulines (intestines)
1package Molleja (sweetbread)
1cup parsley chop fine
3cloves garlic chop fine
1/2cup olive oil
1/4cup balsamic vinegar
1/2teaspoon chili powder
1teaspoon adobo (South American spice)
1pinch salt


Asado Meat:

  1. Cook chorizo, sweetbread and offal in an asador on low heat (a Webber bbq with burnt-down coals is perfect) for about an hour.
  2. On an open grill with burnt-down coals add the ribs, and the vacio, then cover with newspaper and turn every 15mins until cooked to your liking.
  3. An asado typically has a sequence of meats presented by ‘el asador’, the master of the barbeque! The Achuras are the offal meats and sausages, most commonly the chinculines (chitterlings) and mollejas (sweetbreads) and chorizo. These take about an hour on the asador (barbeque). Next come the other cuts of meat, usually vacio (flank steak) and spare ribs.


  1. Mix the ingredients together and slather over cooked meat.
  2. Once the meat is cooked South Americans often slather their meat in a delicious, home-made sauce. Uruguayans love their Chimichurri and is a sauce of chopped parsley, dried oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, onion and paprika with olive oil.