Arizona Cardinals Adobo Sirloin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Yes. It's hot. A good steak deserves a good bite! Jalapenos peeps,..smoked..yes some will think it's hot, to me and fellow pepper heads this is just a starter course. If you can't handle the milder sets of peppers, I'd advise you not to try this. I don't want to hear any "It's too hot! Shenanigans) It's not like there is Habaneros, Ghost Peppers or Scotch Bonnets lurking in there. Cook times approx depending on personal taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, garlic, oregano and cumin.
  2. Finely chop the chile peppers and add to the mixture.
  3. Taste for heat and add some adobo sauce from the can, as desired.
  4. Puncture the meat with a sharp knife several times.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour sauce over meat, turning to coat evenly, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  7. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  8. Grill steak to desired taste.
  9. I prefer medium.
Most Helpful

This recipe looked scrumptious to a chile-loving gal like me. However, it as just way too HOT for my taste (and I love really hot and spicy foods). My husband and I both felt like the marinade was so hot that we could barely taste the steaks underneath. However, I will try it next time with milder diced green chiles because I still think this recipe has real potential. Perhaps it was just taste preference on our parts, but I can usually eat VERY spicy foods...this dish is definitely not for the faint of heart! :-)

Helping Hands July 06, 2004

just to give everyone a heads up .. chipotles are smoked jalapenos and there are very hot ! i make my own salsa and use different kinds of chilies for various things .. but i would never consider using an entire can for 2#s of meat .. thats too much heat !!! im going to use the recipie tonight for steaks and i promise with one MAYBE two chipotles in the marinade ! the idea for the marinade sounds wonderful tho. will get back with a full report ! May 26, 2005