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Chipotle Chili Rubbed Sirloin

September 10, 2009

This is a simple summer recipe that is quick to grill up when you are in the mood for steak. Remember when I had the problem with too many chipotle chilis? Well, can you believe, I STILL have them in my fridge? I have no idea how much longer they can last, but it tastes alright to me. Like I mentioned before, I can’t use them up in mass quantities since they are so spicy and overpowers a lot of the other flavors in my recipes. Since steak is a good source of meat for soaking up flavors, I decided to rub whole chipotle chilis in adobo sauce on both sides of the sirloin steak. Seasoned with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, it was ready to hit the grill. I cooked the steaks longer than I would have preferred, I like mine medium rare, but B gets really paranoid about bloody meat (I don’t blame him, since I’ve poisoned him a couple times before, don’t worry this was in my pre-cooking days), so I cooked these to medium-medium well. They were still tender and juicy and had a nice char-grilled crust on the outside since I cooked them longer on the grill. The flavor from the chipotle chili really came out and wasn’t too spicy. I served these steaks with sweet potato fries and a side salad for  a healthy and filling dinner.

Chipotle Chili Rubbed Sirloin

Serves 2

  • 2 four-ounce sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • Generous amount of salt and pepper
  • 4 chipotle chili in adobo sauce + 1 tablespoon adobo sauce


  1. Preheat grill to high heat
  2. Season each steak with olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Rub 2 chipotle chilis on both sides of the steak and 1/2 tablespoon of adobo sauce
  4. Grill steaks for 8 minutes each side (4 minutes for medium rare) and let rest for 5 minutes off the grill



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