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Recipe: chipotle marinade

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Chipotle marinade serving suggestion

chipotle marinade

This recipe makes about 3/4 cup of marinade.


  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from chilies)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel.


  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Place less tender beef steak(s) and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak(s) to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Remove steak(s) from bag; discard marinade. Place steak(s) on grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill. Grill according to the chart for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.