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CheatMeats Grilled Beef Tomahawk with Chimichurri.

Preparation: 10 mins.

Cooking: 1 hour.

Serves: 4 – 6.



  • 1-1.5 kg beef tomahawk
  • American mustard
  • Your choice of BBQ meat rub (high salt and pepper content)


  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 finely chopped fresh red chilli
  • 3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp quality salt flakes
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley


You can watch CheatMeats prepare this recipe on Instagram here.

  1. Remove the tomahawk from any packaging and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Apply a generous layer of American mustard as a binder to all sides.
  3. Generously apply your favourite BBQ Beef Rub to all sides of the tomahawk.
  4. Preheat the gas BBQ to roughly 140C cooking temperature.
  5. Place the tomahawk in the middle of the gas BBQ and allow to grill for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the chimichurri in a medium-sized bowl.
  7. Combine the coriander, Italian parsley, red chilli, garlic, shallot and salt.
  8. Add the extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Mix well and allow to soften and develop in flavour until ready to serve.
  9. Flip the tomahawk and continue cooking for a further 20-30 minutes.
  10. Once the tomahawk has hit an internal temperature of 52C, remove it and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  11. Slice the tomahawk and serve it on a platter alongside the chimichurri.
  12. Spoon a generous serving of the chimichurri on top of the steak and enjoy!

CheatMeats’ top tips:

  • Support local WA producers where possible!
  • Allow the tomahawk to temper on the bench out of the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to cooking for maximum tenderness.
  • Make sure you rest the tomahawk after grilling. This allows for maximum tenderness and edge-to-edge perfection when slicing.
  • For the chimichurri, chop everything by hand instead of using a food processor. This gives you an incredible depth of flavour and texture, which is well worth the extra effort.

About CheatMeats

Perth locals Leon and Cory took their love of cooking to social media, where they began sharing recipes and tips for getting the best results on a BBQ. Today CheatMeats is a social media sensation with close to 2 million followers across Instagram and TikTok.