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This has become our go-to flank steak recipe! The marinade is so easy and has just a few ingredients which give the flank steak incredible flavor. Pair this with homemade Chimichurri Sauce for an unforgettable steak dinner.

The Tabasco Chipotle sauce is the SECRET INGREDIENT here and really amps up the natural flavors of the steak, adding rich and smoky flavor to every bite. Big thank you to Tabasco for sponsoring this recipe!

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The marinade we came up with is so simple and flavorful! This flank steak is delicious paired with cilantro lime rice, scrumptious in tacos, and brilliant for fajitas! Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top and serve. Is your mouth watering yet?

Go-to flank steak recipe! The marinade is so easy with just a few ingredients. This chipotle flank steak has incredible flavor and the SECRET ingredient is... | natashaskitchen.com

We used a generous amount of the Tabasco Chipotle Sauce. It adds more smoky rich flavor and the heat is so subtle after grilling that even our kids approved! I also served the steak with a splash of fresh lime juice and more of the Tabasco Chipotle Sauce (which I loved even more than my favorite steak sauce!).

Go-to flank steak recipe! The marinade is so easy with just a few ingredients. This chipotle flank steak has incredible flavor and the SECRET ingredient is... | natashaskitchen.com

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Chipotle Flank Steak Recipe

5 from 19 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 8 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 to 6 as a main course
  • 2 lb flank steak
  • 4 Tbsp Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, plus more to serve
  • 1/3 bunch cilantro, about 1/2 cup loosely packed
  • 1/3 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Lime, cut into wedges to serve

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a blender or food processor, pulse together marinade ingredients: 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup chopped green onion, 1/3 cup olive oil, 4 Tbsp Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • Place steak in a non-reactive dish (glass or plastic) and cover all sides with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6 hours or preferably overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Grill over Medium-high heat (450˚F) for 4 min per side for medium rare, or cook to desired doneness. To create the fancy grilling marks, rotate 45˚ after 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and let rest 10 to 15 minutes prior to cutting. Cut steak (against the grain) into thin strips and serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Keyword: Chipotle Flank Steak
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
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  • Dianne Poland
    March 8, 2024

    Your recipes are my go to recipes. Love your cookbook as well.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2024

      I’m so glad to hear that, Diane!

      Reply

  • Sharon
    October 20, 2023

    I’m going to use the “grill” mode on the ninja air fryer. What temp to for grill setting?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2023

      Hi Sharon, we have a note on that in the recipe. We grilled it on a Grill over Medium-high heat (450˚F).

      Reply

  • Abbey
    August 22, 2022

    This recipe is one of many I’ve made from your site! From the mango cake, the grape jelly meatballs, the meatloaf, to the general tso’s chicken, they never disappoint!
    I just tweaked it a little by salting the steak and setting aside some sauce for dipping. It was delicious! Thank you for being my go-to for great delicious recipes!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing some of your favorites, Abbey! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂

      Reply

  • Lisa
    February 10, 2022

    Hi there,
    Can you cook this meat in a pan rather than grilling?
    Thank you for your response.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Lisa, you could do it on a pan, preferably a heavy-bottomed pan for even heat distribution. Sear the steak over higher heat then reduce heat to medium and cook to desired doneness.

      Reply

  • Rhonda
    June 12, 2021

    I’m one of the unfortunate 20% of the population for whom Cilantro hits the tastes buds like soap, so I subbed parsley and it turned out fabulous. I have also made in my cast iron skillet when the weather doesn’t allow me to grill, and both ways are fantastic. Thanks for another great recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2021

      I’m so happy that worked with parsley, Rhonda! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Christine
    April 14, 2021

    I don’t have a grill and am wondering if I could cook this flank steak in my Vortex air fryer/oven. The recipe sounds delicious. I fear if I cooked on stove top it would get too smoky in the house.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 14, 2021

      Hi Christine, steak in the air fryer works well because it doesn’t get smoky. It depends on the thickness of the steak and the desired doneness, but you could try air fry at 400˚F for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway.

      Reply

  • Patricia
    September 11, 2020

    This was so delicious……my family loved it-yummy! I cooked it on a charcoal grill, and had to adjust the cooking time(is the only difference)

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review, Patricia!

      Reply

  • Angela
    June 21, 2020

    Made this today for Father’s Day. It was fantastic! The marinade was super spicy so I was worried it would be too hot, but it actually cooks up with great flavor and isn’t spicy when it’s done. My whole family loved it and we are definitely going to make it again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Angela! So wonderful to hear your good feedback, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Mariam
    May 12, 2020

    I am looking for the cilantro lime rice that you said that the recipe is listed below and it is not there!
    Could u please share it?

    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 13, 2020

      Hi Mariam, we are working on developing one and will post once it’s perfected.

      Reply

      • Chi
        May 22, 2023

        Hoping your cilantro lime recipe will be in your cookbook. Can’t wait for October

        Reply

  • Joan
    May 12, 2020

    I love all your recipes! Where can I purchase your cookbook?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      Hi Joan, we do not have a cookbook at this time but stay tuned! We have one in the planning stages.

      Reply

      • Christina
        March 25, 2021

        cool
        can’t wait=0)

        Reply

  • Naomi
    March 8, 2020

    Thank you am first time Mom and I can’t thank you enough! would like to have the recipe for the Cilantro Lime Rice please!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      Hi Naomi. I don’t have a recipe for Cilantro Line Rice but hopefully, I can try this out soon!

      Reply

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