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Beef Recipes for Grilling: Chipotle-Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Chipotle Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Makes: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 6 hours - Overnight
Cook Time: 15 minutes




Chipotle-Marinated Beef Flank Steak


1 beef flank steak (about 1 1⁄2 to 2 pounds) or beef top round steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 – 3⁄4 pounds)



1/3 c fresh lime juice
1⁄4 c chopped fresh cilantro
1 T packed brown sugar
2 t minced chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
2 T adobo sauce (from chilies)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t freshly grated lime peel



  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat.
  2. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.
  5. Place steak on grid and grill uncovered to desired doneness, turning occasionally.
  6. Carve steak across the grain into thin slices.
  7. Season with salt, as desired.
  8. Serve.