Adobo Marinade Recipe

Adobo Marinade
If you are looking for a quick and easy adobo marinade for Mexican food this recipe is perfect for you. This marinade was released by Qdoba restaurant on Twitter. Qdoba claims that they use this marinade for various items on their menu in their restaurant. This marinade is great for steak, chicken, shrimp, pork, etc. Once the meat is marinated it is great put onto the grill. The marinade is just a simple combination of chipotle in adobo, garlic, fresh lime juice and Mexican oregano. Just add all of the ingredients into a blender, process until smooth and mix with any pretty much any type of meat. The burrito the chicken picture is marinated grilled chicken, cilantro-lime rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, and queso cheese sauce. Enjoy.

Adobo Marinade
Adobo Marinade

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Adobo Marinade


  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle in adobo
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Mix with steak, chicken, shrimp, etc. and marinate in the refrigerator until ready to cook. For best results, grill the meat. 



4 Responses to “Adobo Marinade Recipe”

  1. Shelly — December 2, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    A whole can of adobo?

  2. Bobby — December 2, 2015 @ 9:04 pm

    Yes, I know that seems like a lot but it is great!

  3. Yvonne — March 15, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

    Where can I purchase the chipotle adobo?
    I am trying to make pineapple muddle with adobo.

  4. Bobby — March 15, 2016 @ 8:23 pm


    I usually get it from Wal-Mart by the taco seasoning and salsa.

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