This copycat Chipotle steak is absolutely loaded with flavor. It combines tender pieces of beef with a blend of garlic paste, adobo sauce, and an assortment of fresh spices to make chunks of juicy steak that are to die for. Plus, it's a breeze to make. In fact, just a few simple steps are all you need to follow to make this incredibly delicious copycat Chipotle steak recipe!
I don't know about you, but I love getting the steak bowl at Chipotle. I mean, it's got the perfect balance of flavors, and I just love how the steak is always cooked until it's slightly caramelized, yet it's still tender and juicy.
So I had to try recreating it at home! I'm biased, but I really think this is the best copycat Chipotle steak recipe out there. In fact, I'm even confident enough to say that this recipe is just as good - if not better - than the original!
Table of Contents
- Sirloin steak- ribeye steak, flank steak, or even New York strip steak works too.
- Garlic paste
- Adobo sauce
- Ancho chile powder
- Olive oil
- Cumin powder
- Dried oregano- Chipotle uses Mexican oregano, so go with that if you have it.
- Salt and pepper
- Rice, fajitas veggies, and chili peppers- to make a bowl.
If you have these ingredients, then you have almost everything you need to make this Chipotle barbacoa. It's another one of the best Chipotle copycat recipes you can make, so you'll definitely want to give it a try next!
How To Make Chipotle Steak
Step 1: Make The Marinade
First things first, you'll want to take out a large bowl and combine the garlic paste, adobo sauce, chile powder, cumin powder, and dried oregano together. Then, once you've got all of your marinade ingredients added to the bowl, you can give them a stir until they're smooth and combined. By the way, if the marinade looks too thick, then you can add a splash of water to smooth it out.
Step 2: Marinade The Steak
Now that the marinade is nice and smooth, you can season the steak with some salt and pepper as well. Then, you can brush the steak on both sides with the prepared marinade, transfer it into a bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. You'll want to let the steak sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge or overnight.
Step 3: Cook The Steak
Now, after the steak has marinated long enough, you'll want to heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then, once the oil is hot, you'll want to transfer the marinated steak from the bowl to the skillet and cook the steak for a few minutes on each side until it reaches your desired doneness. For a medium-rare steak, you'll want to cook it until the internal temperature reaches 135°F.
Now that the steak is cooked to perfection, you can remove the steak from the skillet and transfer it to a cutting board. Then, tent the steak with some aluminum foil so it stays warm, and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
How To Serve Chipotle Steak
You can make a burrito or burrito bowl for the best meal! I love eating the steak in a bowl with these Chipotle fajita veggies, Chipotle cilantro lime rice, and Chipotle vinaigrette. You can also add in these Chipotle black beans or Chipotle pinto beans for more protein. For the best meal, make this Chipotle guac and these super crunchy air fryer tortilla chips to go on the side.
How To Store and Reheat Leftovers
This recipe for Chipotle's steak makes about 8 quarter-pound-sized servings. So, it'll make the perfect amount for a big family dinner or even meal prep for the week! Speaking of meal prep, if you have leftovers, the best way to store 'em is in the fridge in an airtight container. Stored this way, the Chipotle steak should last about 3-4 days.
Alternatively, if you want to store your steak for even longer, you can freeze it. Just transfer it to an airtight container - or freezer-safe bag - and it'll last for up to 3 months.
When you're ready to enjoy your leftover homemade Chipotle steak again, you can either eat it cold or hot - it's great both ways. To reheat the steak, just transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment and heat it in the oven for about 12-15 minutes at 275°F. You can even heat it up in a skillet. Just put it back on a skillet with a little oil and cook it over medium-high heat for about a minute (or so) on each side.
More Copycat Chipotle Recipes
If you enjoyed this Chipotle steak recipe, we have a ton of other Chipotle copycat recipes that you can make next!
Here are some reader favorites:
- 2 lb. sirloin steak
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fajitas veggies
- Chili peppers
- In a bowl, combine garlic paste, adobo sauce, chile powder, cumin powder, and dried oregano. Stir until smooth. If it's too thick, add a splash of water to make the marinade smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Season the steak to taste with salt and pepper.
- Brush the steak with the prepared marinade on both sides and transfer it into a bowl.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate the steak for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook the steak until the inner temperature reaches 135°F for medium-rare steak.
- Remove the steak and transfer it to a cutting board, and tent it with aluminum foil. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes.
- Cut the steak into pieces.
- Serve steak as desired.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 35g