Juicy top sirloin marinated in a spicy chipotle chile sauce. This meat is great by itself, but could also make great fajitas!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, garlic, oregano, and cumin. Stir in chipotle peppers, and season to taste with adobo sauce.

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  • Pierce the meat on both sides with a sharp knife, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place in a glass dish. Pour lime and chipotle sauce over meat, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

  • Preheat grill for high heat.

  • Lightly brush grill grate with oil. Place steaks on the grill, and discard marinade. Grill steaks for 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; 18.8 g total fat; 120 mg cholesterol; 429 mg sodium. 3.7 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! I catered a grilled fajita lunch for 50 people today using this recipe...it was a hit! Several asked for me to share this recipe. Wish I could take the credit for it. The chipotle peppers are what give it that great taste! Served it with grilled multicolored bell peppers and grilled onions. Also guacamole, salsa fresca, refried beans, limes, chopped cilantro, sour cream and cheese. My mouth is watering as I write this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2002
Yikes! This was too spicy for us to eat. My husband did not even like it. The next day I felt like I had to eat the leftovers so I smothered it with sour cream. It went from yikes to yum but probably not to healthy. Read More
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225 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! I catered a grilled fajita lunch for 50 people today using this recipe...it was a hit! Several asked for me to share this recipe. Wish I could take the credit for it. The chipotle peppers are what give it that great taste! Served it with grilled multicolored bell peppers and grilled onions. Also guacamole, salsa fresca, refried beans, limes, chopped cilantro, sour cream and cheese. My mouth is watering as I write this! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! I catered a grilled fajita lunch for 50 people today using this recipe...it was a hit! Several asked for me to share this recipe. Wish I could take the credit for it. The chipotle peppers are what give it that great taste! Served it with grilled multicolored bell peppers and grilled onions. Also guacamole, salsa fresca, refried beans, limes, chopped cilantro, sour cream and cheese. My mouth is watering as I write this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2005
This is great-but try using one small package of Sazon instead of the 2 tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and adobo sauce. It results in a much milder taste with a great color. You can find the Sazon on the Ethnic food isle near the adobo sauce. Also add a little dried Adobo (Goya of course). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
Amazing marinade. I have used this recipe with sirloin steak; pork chops; shrimp and chicken breasts--all with excellent results. Have my daughter hooked on it & am sending to my son. I always make up the entire can of marinade & keep in refrigerator for the "entree of the day". Equally delicious on the grill or inside on the grill pan! Thanks Tracie--this a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
What a wonderful surprise. The marinate didn't smell very good when i mixed it. I didn't add quite as many chiles as called for. After marinading it still didn't smell very apetizing. But wow after the steak was grilled it was wonderful. It will be one of our favorites from now on. It must be tried!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
For juicy fajitas I use a flank steak marinating it overnight before grilling. It may not look or smell pretty but the flavor is fantastic and the meat comes out incredibly tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy! I will usually make this with london broil as we have a family of 5. I use 2-3 chopped chipotles and 3 Tbs of adobo sauce (the kids aren't crazy about spicy hubby and I are) and marinate overnight. The best part of this recipe is the leftovers for lunch the next day wrapped in warm tortillas with cheese and sour cream! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This recipe was fantastic. Easily put together and very unique flavor. Not too spicy and definitely not dull. The lime adds a lot of flavor don't leave it out. Adobo sauce is not hard to find if your grocery store has ethnic foods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
OMG! This was SO good!!! I generally don't follow the directions exactly but last night I did. Only thing I would change for next time would be to add more chipotles (we like it hot) and let it marinate longer than 1.5 hours (all the time I had). I bet it would be delicious on a pork tenderloin as well! Served with a black bean salad and grilled corn. Light meal didn't have to turn on the stove and left the grilling to my husband! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This is delicious! I have made it twice once for fajitas and once for kebabs. The 2nd time I marinated it overnight and it was even better than the first time. This one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2002
Yikes! This was too spicy for us to eat. My husband did not even like it. The next day I felt like I had to eat the leftovers so I smothered it with sour cream. It went from yikes to yum but probably not to healthy. Read More
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