Chipotle Flank Steak Recipe (VIDEO)

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

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.

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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We took the Tabasco 10 Challenge! It’s a list of 10 ingredients curated by Matt Robinson:
1. TABASCO Chipotle Sauce
2. Flank Steak or Chicken Breast
3. Leafy Greens (Arugula, Watercress or Spinach)
4. Bacon
5. Soft Cheese (Fontina, Blue Cheese or Burrata)
6. Onion
7. Stone Fruit (Peaches, Nectarines or Plums)
8. Grain (Quinoa, Barley or Couscous)
9. Citrus (Lemon, Lime and Oranges)
10. Herb (Basil, Mint, or Cilantro) !

The challenge was to come up with a recipe that uses any of those ingredients with the exception of salt, pepper or oil. The marinade we came up with is so simple and flavorful! This flank steak is delicious paired with cilantro lime rice (recipe below), 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 5 votes
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 8 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $22-$25
Servings: 4 to 6 as a main course

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  • natalie
    July 17, 2018

    Very delicious recipe and so easy to follow! Love the videos!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2018

      Thank you for that great compliment, Natalie! Reply

  • Darrell DuBois
    June 21, 2018

    Of all the cooking shows, recipe searches etc. I particularly like your “Natasha’s Kitchen” most. You take food to a higher level without being overly complicated. The recipes and tutorials are easy to follow for the novice or for the more advanced cooks. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2018

      Wow! Thank you, Darrell! I’m so inspired reading your review. Reply

  • Mary
    August 13, 2017

    Hello Natasha I was wondering if the original Tabasco would work? Don’t have the chipotle one on hand. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2017

      Hi Mary, original Tabasco sauce is quite a bit more vinegary and salty so I think you could substitute but not straight across. I haven’t tested this particular recipe with original Tabasco but I would probably start with 1 Tbsp of original Tabasco sauce. Reply

  • Sveta
    February 17, 2017

    Hi Natasha, made the steak last night. Had really great flavor. Will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2017

      You’re welcome Sveta! Thanks for the great review! 🙂 Reply

  • September 26, 2016

    Thanks for posting this recipe, I really like the idea of using burrata, it’s not used enough! Reply

  • laura
    September 22, 2016

    hello what if you didn’t have a grill which I do how else could you cook this the flank steak with the chipotle Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 22, 2016

      Hi laura, 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

  • warren
    August 26, 2016

    checking out this recipe–i just about cant get past the photos-mouth watering / eye appeal / sharp focus. if i had everything in the pantry to try this i would be in the kitchen, at this early hour, trying this now, but i will have to go to the groc. first.thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you for those awesome compliments! I hope you LOVE the steak! 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy Dixon
    August 26, 2016

    Hi Natasha,
    I can’t eat anything too spicy. How hot is the Tabasco Chipotle? I was also wondering if brown rice cane be used? Thanks for all your wonderful r copies, video’s and suggestions.
    Nancy🇨🇦 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      Hi Nancy, the Tabasco Chipotle is not very hot at all in terms of being a hot sauce. Once it’s grilled with the steak, it’s very subtle and even kid friendly. My son doesn’t go near anything spicy and he ate up his portion without any complaints :). You can serve it with brown rice, absolutely! 🙂 Reply

  • Ella
    August 22, 2016

    Hello Natasha, Do you think this recipe will work well with chicken instead?

    Thank you for the recipes, they’re great.

    Ella Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2016

      Hi Ella, yes, I tested it with chicken and it works really well! Keep in mind you will have to grill at a lower temperature (350-375˚F) and grill until fully cooked through. Reply

  • Elvira
    August 19, 2016

    There is no salt, should I add some? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2016

      Hi Elvira, no salt is required. The Tabasco sauce has enough salt in it 🙂 I’ve tested it with and without and the added salt is completely unnecessary 🙂 Reply

  • August 17, 2016

    That big hunk of steak looks so delish! That could easily feed an army! I wish we have that on our dinner table tonight…Great job! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      Thank you Sheila, it got devoured quickly 😋. Reply

  • August 17, 2016

    Great job Natasha! That flank steak looks fantastic. So glad we both got to collab on the Tabasco 10 challenge 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      It was a really fun challenge to participate in! I’m excited to see the recipe you came up with! 🙂 Reply

  • Alley
    August 17, 2016

    Can I bake it or use a cast iron? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      Hi Alley, a cast iron would work fine! Sear over med/high heat and continue cooking until desired doneness is reached. You might need to turn down the heat after initial searing so you don’t burn your steak before it’s done. Ideally you shouldn’t cover it in a pan or it will get steamy which will result in a dry steak. Reply

  • August 17, 2016

    Wow well done Natasha gurl really way cool vid and omg yo my mouth is watering totally craving a nice hearty juicy steak right now lmao gotta try that hot sauce brand hopefully it’s kosher lol totally screams bbq woot woot Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      Hi Tzivia! I’m not sure if it’s kosher or not. They may have more information on that on their website. But I’m glad the photos and video made you hungry 😉 Thank you! Reply

      • Tzivia
        August 21, 2016

        Hiya Natasha happy dappy Sunday gurl I can totally check out that hot sauce brand further anytime you totally need a tv cooking show have not had a good hearty steak in awhile now or frites they go really awesomely well together Reply

  • Greg
    August 17, 2016

    Yum, fajitas sound really good about now at 8:30 am, lol. I love the Chipotle sauce on beef. And the Jalapeno sauce goes perfectly on fish tacos. Dang now I’m hungry. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2016

      OoohI haven’t tried their jalapeno sauce on fish tacos but that sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing that tip! Reply

  • Victoria
    August 16, 2016

    Your pictures are giving me serious cravings!! Yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2016

      Thank you for that awesome compliment! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    August 16, 2016

    I’m a big fan of Tabasco but I have not explored their other flavors. I’ll definitely be making this!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2016

      The Chipotle one is definitely worth trying and works so well in this marinade! We also loved it served with the finished product instead of barbecue sauce. It’s a lot more mild than I thought it would be when I first tried it but it does have really good smoky flavor! Reply

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