One of our most favorite ways to enjoy flank steak is with this marinade! Our smokey spice blend is a perfect combination with the lime juice for an amazing zesty and not too spicy grilled meat. It’s got the perfect bit of heat and tangy zest of lime.
Flank steak is one of those cuts that lends itself to a good long marinade, it get’s extra tender this way, not too mention it allows all the flavors to penetrate the meat and soak in, which is a bonus for your taste buds! We typically ALWAYS let the flank steak marinade for at least 24 hours & since this is actually a pretty simple marinade you can have it bathing in the deliciousness in no time. Tuck it away in the fridge the night before and by dinner time the next day you’re all set!
chipotle lime marinated flank steak
a taste bud tingling & smokey marinade
- Place flank steaks in a 2 gallon zip lock bag, sprinkle in spice mix on all sides of each steak. Massage spice mix into each steak either with your hands inside the bag or close bag and do it that way. Set aside while you juice those limes!!
- Once limes are all juiced, pour juice into the bag with steaks along with the avocado oil and cilantro if adding.
- Release as much air as possible from the bag, zip it shut and lay flat in the fridge and let it marinate overnight. You can marinate it for less time…but shoot for at least a minimum of 4-6 hours.
- Once ready to grill, remove flank steaks from marinade and place on grill. Toss marinade out, bag and all! We like to grill ours to about medium, but you choose the doneness you’d like! Once it comes off the grill, tent it will foil for about 10 minutes so it can rest and then slice into thin strips, squeeze a couple fresh limes up on top and you’re all set!