Southwestern Steak Marinade

Southwestern Steak Marinade

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: Makes enough marinade for 1-1/2 pounds steak

When you hear the word ‘Southwestern cooking’ certain ingredients and flavors are brought to mind like: chipotle, cilantro, lime, flavorful, spicy, and zesty. Try this steak marinade that captures all of those wonderful elements in one simple recipe.


  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chipotle puree
  • 1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • Zest of 1 small lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots


  1. Place all of the ingredients listed above into a bowl and whisk vigorously until thoroughly blended. Transfer the mixture to a large Ziploc bag, add the steak and seal after removing the air from the bag.
  2. Massage the bag to combine the ingredients and to coat the steak, and then place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours to marinate. Discard the marinade after using.


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