"'London broil' most often refers to a thick flank steak, broiled and thinly sliced, but can also refer to thick cuts of sirloin or top round." — Char Finamore
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ground black pepper
1 (2 pound)
flank steak or round steak
Very good. The answer to the toughness of the cut is that you need to add an acid. I added lemon juice, but you could add vinegar--balsamic would be great. Very nice tasting marinade
Hi, I just wanted to add that there is NO NEED to merinate meat or/& or "score" the meat with a ODD tool- I find it much tastier if you place your meat (in WHATEVER recipe you use, TRUST ME) in a large flat bottom bowl with your merinade mix in bowl with the meat, take JUST 2 forks, and puncture it all the way through to the bottom..ALOT, alternating the forks to make a sponge out of the meat, or using one fork to hold down the meat in a small area and use the free fork to make the punctures and FLIP the meat every so often!!
I have actually made a whole cup of marinade ABSORB in to 2 lbs of meat in under 20 min!!!! TRY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!
AS AN ADDED BONUS YOU ARE TENDERIZING IT TOO without using an expensive, odd looking or dangerous gadget!!!
I have always been apprehensive about making London Broil due to claims of it being dry and tough after cooking. Well, an unbeatable price forced me to give this recipe a try and all I can say is "WOW"! I was short on cooking time, so mine only got to soak in marinade for about an hour and a half, and I broiled it in my oven about 10 minutes per side instead of grilling outdoors. I did sprinkle the meat with some meat tenderizer before marinating, and let it stand about five minutes after cooking before I sliced it across the grain. It was tender, juicy, delicious and received rave reviews from my dinner guests. I'll never be intimidated by this cut of meat again, thank you so much Char!!!!
OK...I changed a few things....4 cloves garlic instead of 3, about ONE FOURTH cup soy sause and ONE FOURTH cup worcestshire, about 5 dashes of McCormick Montreal Steak Grill Mates seasoning mixed with the vegetable oil and black pepper. I LEFT OUT THE KETCHUP AND THE OREGANO!!!!!
I marinated a London Broil for about 5 hours and MAN OH MAN! IT WAS SSSOOOOOOOOO GREAT!
You have GOT to try it this way!
i made a double batch of this for 3.5 pounds of london broil, and marinated overnight. i substituted worcestershire sauce for half of the soy sauce called for, and added a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to start tenderizing, since i was using a cheap cut of meat. while the meat cooked, i boiled the marinade for about 5-7 minutes, which reduced it to a lovely thick steak sauce. VERY positive reaction from both myself and my husband, and so easy! i love that the ingredients were all things i already had in my pantry or fridge.
I loved this recipe. I did marinate the meat for 3 days in a zip-lock bag and kicked it up a bit with some zesty steak sauce, balsamic vinegar and basically a larger amount of the ingredients listed. I grilled in over a medium flame for about 45 minutes and it was tasty, tender, not mushy and the small amount of leftovers were great on a sandwich. Will make again!!
Wow, this was a winner! This recipe made the best london broil~very easy to do and tasty. My husband couldn't get enough! I cooked it on the George Forman grill for about 8 minutes, which cooked it to a perfect medium.
Great steak marinade! Since the title uses "London Broil" I decided to use "London Broil" because it was on sale. That's definitely a thicker, tougher cut of meat (it's not flank steak) and needs a longer marinating time, about 48 hours. I used this marinade for 1 & 1/2 pounds of steak. I low sodium soy sauce, olive oil vs. veg., chili sauce vs. ketchup, and added a splash of white wine vinegar. I also cut the amount of pepper in half and added 1/4 tsp. of kosher salt. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it go, turning it every so often and rubbing the marinade into the meat. After grilling I cut it against the grain and it was not only tender and juicy, but delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
London Broil I
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 81
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