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Chipotle-Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Chipotle-Marinated Beef Flank SteakA marinade of fresh lime juice, cilantro, a touch of brown sugar, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and garlic gives this beef dish incredible flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 beef flank steak (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) or beef top round steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 3/4 pounds)
Salt

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 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight.
  2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill flank steak, uncovered, 17 to 21 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness (top round steak 16 to 18 minutes for medium rare doneness; do not overcook), turning occasionally.
  3. Carve steak across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt, as desired.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

To Broil Steaks: Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3-inches from heat. Broil flank steaks 13 to 18 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness (top round steak 17 to 18 minutes for medium rare doneness - do not overcook ), turning once.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Beef, It's What's For Dinner