This is a leaner cut of beef, and can be very tough and tasteless if not cooked properly. However, it is super simple to make a great meal with it, and it's FAST - so it's easy to do on a week night.
I use this....
and following the directions on the bottle, I marinate the london broil in a gallon size baggie or a casserole dish. (All you need is the seasoning mix, water, oil and vinegar. I use olive oil and red wine vinegar.) Usually I will do this in the morning and leave it in the fridge all day until I'm ready to cook it. It can also be done the night before.
When ready to cook it - just place on a pan (I use a cookie sheet/baking pan with sides to it) and place under the broiler on high for 7-10 minutes. Flip meat, and broil on the other side for 5-10 minutes. The time varies on the thickness of your meat and how rare you like it. I think I usually have about a 2 pound steak and cook for abt 10 mins on one side and a little less on the other, so that I have it pink, but not bloody in the middle, and more well done on the ends (for the kids - they don't like to see pink meat!)
kid's plate - more well-done
my plate - medium
After broiling meat (which I usually don't care for, but this is good and flavorful), let it rest for a few minutes so all the juices don't ooze all out when you cut into it.
This is great plain (we had whole wheat cous cous, salad, and homemade bread - recipe to come!), but it also makes an awesome steak sandwich or salad topping, which is often what I do with leftovers.
So there you go....a quick, easy, fairly inexpensive meal, but very tasty! (I buy my meat from Sam's Club and very rarely tenderize my london broil. However, a lot of recipes recommend doing that to prevent toughness, since it is a lean piece of meat. Use a meat mallot or rolling pin to pound your steak - I was going to say 'beat your meat', but that just makes me giggle b/c I have the mind set of an adolescent boy.)
The best part of this meal, other than being easy and delicious, is that my kids will eat it! (Except for Mr. Three....who, as you know, hates almost any "real" food)
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