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Mexican Recipe of
Grilled Steak

The gilled steak is a very popular recipe that is prepared all around the world. This recipe is very diverse because in every region of the world is prepared in a different way, each culture gives their special touch.

...and as it can be expected in Mexico we also have our version of the grilled steak.
The Mexicans prepare it by marinating it in a type of juice, that gives the beef an indescribable flavor . It really is a very Mexican touch the one the beef acquires and you have to taste it.

In order for your grilled steak dish that it doesn’t only have the authentic Mexican flavor but it also looks very Mexican; one or various of the following garnishes can be put like: fought chilies , guacamole , refried beans , red rice , pickled onions , nopal cactus salad , etc.

About the Recipe

  • To make the grilled steak you only have to marinate the beef and then fry it. A recipe that anyone can make.
  • As a good Mexican recipe it has a point of hotness with a chipotle pepper in adobo, which can be bought canned or it can be prepared at home.
  • This recipe can be prepared in a roaster on your backyard.
  • In Mexico thin cuts are used to prepare the grilled steak, we recommend them.
  • The total preparation time is of . However while the beef is marinated (2 hours) you won’t work in the recipe.
  • The recipe is for 4 persons.


  • 1.1 lbs of Beef Fillets
  • 5 Limes (5.2 oz)
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo (.3 oz)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (.5 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce (2.1 fl oz)
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Food Container with Lid
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Turner
  • 1 Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Lime Squeezer (optional)

  • Directions

    Marinate the Beef

    1. Finely chop 1 chipotle pepper in adobo and 4 garlic cloves; upon completion pass them to a bowl.
    2. Also add in the bowl:
    • The juice of 5 Limes.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano.
    • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Pepper.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Mix very well the bowl ingredients with a mixing spatula, then set aside.
    2. Clean 1.1 lbs of beef fillets.
    3. Put in a food container the beef fillets that were cleaned and pour over them the mixture that was prepared in the bowl.
    4. Cover the food container, put it in the fridge and leave the beef marinating for 2 hours, so the flavors mix.

    It is important to marinade the beef covered because the fridge temperature may dry it.

    Fry the Beef

    1. Take from the fridge the beef fillets that were left marinating and reserve.
    2. Heat in a frying pan over medium-high heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
    3. Put in the frying pan the beef fillets that were marinated (just the ones that fit in) and fry them for about 2 minutes per each side, until they are well cooked or to the level of doneness that you like the most; then serve them.
    4. Repeat the same procedure with the beef fillets that were not fried, it will be necessary to add in the frying pan more olive oil.

    Enjoy Your Grilled Steak

    Grilled Steak on the grill

    * When there is grilled steak on the table there also has to be corn tortillas.

    Variation: Now try the beef fillets in its version of steak with onions.

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    Additional Info

    Prepare the grilled steak in the “Weber Gold Grill". You will love to cook in this grill because it is resistant, easy to move, easy to clean and it heats the food to perfection. It is a whole experience.

    If you don’t have “Tabasco Sauce" and you don’t want to go to the supermarket, you can buy it here.

    This is a soy sauce that has an unbeatable flavor – it really is a very special flavor; which will be sensational with the grilled steak’s marinade.

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