Recipe By Lin Snow
Published Apr 2nd
Easy BBQ Flank Steak with Chipotle Mayo
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 30m Ready In 55m
Servings 8 servings Calories 579.3

Flavorful and inexpensive flank steak! Mayo with a bit of spice makes for the perfect sauce. Goes well with roasted potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine soy sauce, olive oil, honey, garlic, rosemary, pepper, and salt in a resealable plastic bag. Add the steak, and turn to coat with the marinade; press out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or overnight for better flavor.
  2. 2 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Discard marinade.
  3. 3 Lightly oil the grate. Grill the flank steak for 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing very thinly against the grain.
  4. 4 Drain the chipotle peppers reserving 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce. Finely chop the chipotle peppers. Stir together the mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, and reserved adobo sauce in a medium bowl. Serve the sauce with the steak.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 579.3
  • Carbohydrate 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Fat 51.4 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 15.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.7 g
  • Sodium 1565.7 mg
  • Sugar 10.4 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.


  1. I was very skeptical about this recipe. I thought it sounded like an odd combination of flavors. I was influenced by the other reviewers though. Boy was I pleasantly surprised when I took my first bite. It was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except for two things. I didn't have any fresh rosemary so - Read more ...
  2. I think that this recipe was AMAZING! I have made this twice and it is fantastic. I do make the sauce a little differently though. I use Sour Cream instead of Mayo. I also add in Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Fresh Oregano and Fresh Cilantro. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!!!
  3. Great recipe! No problem with the Steak Marinade I had all the ingredients for it and only marinated for 1 hours and then broiled it. For the Chipotle Mayo I didn t have any chipotle peppers in adobo sauce NO PROBLEM! I used can green chilies 1 tablespoon pimentos a couple shakes of Habanera Pepper - Read more ...
  4. Great flavors. I marinated overnight but should have pounded the meat with a tenderizer first. The mayo was very spicy. I'll just use chipotle powder next time.
  5. This recipe was a HUGE hit!! My wife is not much for leftovers but she ate this until she was licking out the Tupperware. I've since been conscripted to make this for her Bunko night and another time we had the neighbors over for dinner (mind you this is within 2 weeks). I've found that - Read more ...
  6. Excellent! Made for a big family dinner and everyone raved! Will be making for Christmas dinner because it was so good and so much easier to prepare than turkey. I only had time to let this marinade for about four hours and it was still tenderr and flavorful. The sauce is great too. The only - Read more ...
  7. This was amazing. I used expensive flank steak (it was for a dinner party) and we used butter knives to cut the steak. I said it was the best steak that I have ever had. My fiance loved the chiptole mayo but if you don't make it you don' t even need it. I would - Read more ...
  8. This was excellent!! I didn't have any honey so I used about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and I marinated the steak for 36 hours. The dipping sauce was very good and so easy. I will definitely be using this recipe again!
  9. We LOVE this recipe and I will be making this for years to come! We have made it 3 times, and each time we follow the directions exactly. While the steak is grilling I like to caramelize some onions, then we make steak sandwiches with smoked provolone, caramelized onions & chipotle mayo. Put them under - Read more ...
  10. This was awesome! i let it marinade for 48 hours and then threw it on a hot grill. The steak had wonderful flavor. As far as the mayo I think most people would have better luck if they made it to their own preference. I just took a few spoonfuls of mayo (enough for me - Read more ...