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Copycat Chipotle-Style Steak Recipe

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Are you a fan of the mouthwatering flavors of Chipotle Mexican Grill, but tired of spending all that $$$? Do you often find yourself craving their perfectly seasoned grilled steak? Well, you're in luck!

In this post, we're going to share with you a delectable copycat recipe for Chipotle-style steak that will satisfy your cravings right at home. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of culinary magic, you'll be able to recreate the smoky, spicy, and tender steak that Chipotle is famous for. Let's dive into the recipe!

Chipotle-Style Steak


  • 1 can of chipotles in adobo

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1.5 pounds flank steak


Step 1: Prepare the Marinade

  1. Pour the entire can of chipotles in adobo into a blender or food processor.

  2. Add half a cup of water to the blender.

  3. Blend the chipotles and water until you have a smooth marinade.

Step 2: Marinate the Steak

  1. Place the flank steak in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.

  2. Pour the chipotle marinade over the steak, making sure it is well-coated on both sides.

  3. Cover the dish or seal the bag, then place it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours. For optimal flavor, marinate it overnight.

Step 3: Grill the Steak

  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Remove the marinated steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before cooking.

  3. If you're using a grill, lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking. If you're using a grill pan, you can skip this step.

  4. Place the steak on the grill or grill pan and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness.

  5. Once cooked to your liking, remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Step 4: Slice and Serve

  1. After the steak has rested, slice it against the grain into thin strips. This ensures tender and easy-to-chew pieces.

  2. Use this delectable steak to create a cauli-rice bowl, lettuce-wrapped tacos, low-carb tortilla, etc. There are tons of possibilities!

Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself to a delicious meal, this copycat Chipotle-style steak will surely impress your taste buds. So, get ready to savor the authentic flavors of Chipotle, all while enjoying the satisfaction of preparing it yourself. Bon appétit!

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