Chipotle Steak Recipe

When it comes to food, I don’t venture out of my comfort zone very often. And when it comes to my Chipotle order, steak is always at the top of the list. There’s something so satisfying about the perfectly-seasoned, tender meat combined with pico and rice. Those bold zesty flavors are hard to replicate, but I’m confident I’ve finally gotten close to the authentic taste of Chipotle steak with this copycat recipe (or as close to copying it as humanly possible). It’s a fairly simple recipe, only requiring you to whip up a quick marinade and let the steak soak in all the juices for a couple of hours. Then, cook your meat stove top and toss it in a DIY burrito, bowl, or tacos. I have to admit, I’ve eaten my own steak dishes more often than I have gone to Chipotle in the passed few months, but I’ll let you judge for yourself. Here’s a look at a simple 10-part Copycat Chipotle Steak Recipe.

Copycat Chipotle Steak

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
4 2 hr 5 min 10 min 2 hr 15 min

Chipotle Steak Recipe


  • 1 ½ lb top sirloin steak (1/2 inch thick)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Adobo sauce
    • 3 parts soy sauce
    • 1 part vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Start by laying the steak(s) out on a cutting board.
  2. Liberally apply salt, pepper, and lime juice to both sides of the steak.
  3. In a small bowl, create Adobo sauce by adding 3 parts soy sauce and 1 part vinegar.
  4. Add cumin and paprika to bowl, then combine liquid and steak in a large ziplock bag.
  5. Marinate for two hours or more.
  6. Once you’re ready to cook the steak, add olive oil to a pan and heat on high.
  7. Add steak to pan and grill for about five minutes before flipping over.
  8. Grill for another five minutes, and check the center of the steak to ensure it is cooked as desired.
  9. Place steak on a clean heat-resistant cutting board, and slice into small pieces.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers and eat within three days.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.1g 19%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Total Sugars 0.2g
Protein 52.6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 34mg 190%
Potassium 753mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • If you’d prefer, you can use skirt steak instead of sirloin.
  • You can also grill your steak, rather than cook it stovetop. Set your grill or griddle at 350 degrees and cook for at least five minutes on each side.
  • Feel free to add other seasonings and spices to your marinade. Our recipe is as close to the Chipotle steak recipe as it gets, but some people prefer to customize the flavors, which is totally fine with me. Some readers have said they like garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and red pepper flakes in addition to the seasonings mentioned in our recipe.
  • Now that you know how to make your own Chipotle steak at home, pair it with our Chipotle rice recipe to create a burrito bowl. Or, swap the steak out with our Copycat Chipotle Chicken recipe!

Join the Conversation


  1. Liberty Salinas says:

    Great recipe! Hope my family enjoys it. Plan on trying it out!

  2. Gerald Eastwood says:

    Chipotle is my favorite restaurant quite excited to get started on this!

  3. Steve Walsh says:

    I will definitely add some more seasonings, my boyfriend and i fancy high seasoned foods

  4. Mariana Phillips says:

    Tried this copycat steak recipe my kids didnt really fancy it though.

  5. Chipotle steak bowl yum! That’s all I can say haha.

  6. Roland Samuels says:

    I did this and the marinade is the bomb! I also added a whole lot of cayenne pepper to mine in addition to what you guys have on here. Was great!

  7. Aryaan Mccarty says:

    Wrapped in a burrito and would be perfect!

  8. Shanon Hale says:

    Place the chipotle pepper in the adobo sauce to give it a kick and that was the delicious.

  9. Marjorie Waters says:

    This is quick, easy and yummy. Thanks!

  10. Mimi Hutchinson says:

    These how-to instructions were quite simple to follow, dinner with my kids was enjoyable.

  11. Carol Little says:

    Yumm! Got some sirloin cheap at the grocery store and thought this recipe looked interesting. Added garlic powder & cayenne. We cooked it outside on the grill. Will be making this one again.

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