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chimichuri4I love steak, yes I do! That’s the only thing that’s keeping me from being a full on vegetarian. Alas, steak always gets in the way. I love it covered, smothered, sliced, diced or just plain in all it’s glory. I had to laugh when the doctor told me my iron was low because it was not for lack of red meat!  London Broil is one of my favorite cuts as it is so versatile. You can cut this for dinner, or for sandwiches and use it in tacos. You name it, this cut can do it.   Tonight, I used a marinade and my chimichurri sauce.  This sauce took it over the top but the marinade was spot on so fire up the grill!

londonbroil1You will need:

  • One nice size London Broil *this marinade will accommodate any size you want.
  • Fresh parsley One bunch about 1/4 cup chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon or 2 tbs of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pepper ground
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (if you don’t have this in your pantry get some. It makes all the difference in the world)

Fist dice and chop the garlic, onions and parsley.

londonbroil5In a 9×13 baking dish, add your wet ingredients with the parsley, garlic and onion.

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londonbroil3Take your meat and drop it right into the dish.

londonbroil4Turn it over once and add 1/2 of your dry seasoning on one side. Turn over and sprinkle  the other half of the dry seasoning. Cover and let sit for 1-2 hours in the marinade, turning at the 1/2 way point.

londonbroil6When you are ready to place it on the grill, make sure your grill is nice and hot and the heat is at medium. When the meat hits the grill, you should hear that nice sizzle as it hits the grates.  Now here is where it gets tricky. How do you like your steak? I like mine medium rare and I’m old school. I use the fingertip method and can tell by the resistance I get as to what the temperature is about.  But if you like the thermometer method, here is your guide:

Beef

  • Rare = 120° – 125°
  • Medium-rare = 130° – 135°
  • Medium = 140° – 145°
  • Medium-well = 150° – 155°
  • Well done = 160° and above

I always let the meat sit for 10 min covered on the grill low heat then I turn and from there decide on the temp I want. With London Broil you are hard pressed to find a small cut right out of the grocery store.

londonbroil9When you are done, take it out and let it sit for no less than 10min. This redistributes all the juices back into the meat. After you’ve done that, you can slice your meat. I like nice thin and even slices.

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londonbroil8The marinade is stunning. It had a smoky flavor from the Worcestershire. The lemon juice tenderizes the meat and give it freshness with the parsley. It is always my go-to for steaks.  It made for the perfect meal, but what steak doesn’t? We enjoyed this with my chimichuri sauce and stuffed mushrooms.

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