A surprisingly tasty grilled steak made with ease. A potent Chipotle paste makes this a very spicy steak, not for the faint of heart!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree olive oil and chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Spread over flank steak, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

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  • Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.

  • Grill the flank steak to desired doneness, about five minutes per side for medium.

Note

The chipotle puree will become crusty and begin to burn as you grill the steak. The trick is to get the heat just right so that the beef is ready just as the chipotle begins to singe.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 4.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 33.8mg; sodium 330.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
I LOVE (I cannot stress this enough!) this recipe! I did however find that if I added just enough water to the mixture BEFORE blending it came out thin enough so that I could use a flavor injector. I injected the steak all over and then let it sit in the fridge overnight. This allowed the flavor to really give the meat a workover. Yummy yummy! The perfect balance of spicy and sweet! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2007
I made the mistake of making this indoors - because it was winter time. The fumes from the chipotles was horrible! The flavor was ok but not very deep or rich. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
I LOVE (I cannot stress this enough!) this recipe! I did however find that if I added just enough water to the mixture BEFORE blending it came out thin enough so that I could use a flavor injector. I injected the steak all over and then let it sit in the fridge overnight. This allowed the flavor to really give the meat a workover. Yummy yummy! The perfect balance of spicy and sweet! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
I have used this marinade sevral times now. Everyone loves. It may be a little spicy for kids. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2011
Very flavorful! I used one can of chipotle and it was very spicy. Great flavor though. Saved the leftovers for burrito bowls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2008
Very nice. It being January on the 44th parallel we pan-seared instead of grilling and with some Spanish rice and garlicky chard on the side we almost forgot how cold it was outside! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2007
I made the mistake of making this indoors - because it was winter time. The fumes from the chipotles was horrible! The flavor was ok but not very deep or rich. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
I've made this many times and my whole family loves it. I do redue chiptles to just one can and that's perfectly spicy. We slice it thin and make burritos out of it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2014
Not for the faint in heart indeed! HOT HOT HOT! I recommend using one can of chipotles to the 2 pounds of beef. Still super spicy but manageable. I like hot but as written this is just too much. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
Five stars from both of us for this one. Perfect amount of heat for us. We used a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce. Strongly recommend cooking this outside though. We used the indoor grill and the smoke gave us coughing fits. Read More
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