I don’t eat a lot of meat as a general rule. I’m not against meat, but I don’t like to waste my meat consumption on things that don’t taste good. I feel that making informed choices about the meat I put into my body helps me feel more connected to the foods I eat, and if I don’t know where it came from, I’d rather eat plant based meals.
That being said, when the meat is tasty, I love it. Prime rib? Bam. Steak? Bam. Burger? Bam. I recently came across London Broil at the store, and decided to give it a try. It’s a cheap cut of steak, and needs lots of marination time to get nice and tender. If you can plan ahead, it’s a super quick dinner. I served this puppy with mashed potatoes (of course) and a kale salad. And wine. Try this recipe for a quick and easy London Broil. Bam.
1.5 lb London Broil
1/4 cup red wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Generous Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
Whisk all ingredients together, making sure to break up the brown sugar and garlic.
Pierce London Broil on both sides with a fork, to ensure the marinade gets all up in there.
Put meat in covered container and cover with marinade. I like to move it around and rub the marinade in for optimum coverage.
Marinate meat in the refrigerator as long as you can. You could make it happen in the morning if you get up in time, or a midday marinade might do the trick.
Let meat sit at room temperature (in marinade) for thirty minutes before cooking.
Set your oven broiler to high and let it warm up for 5 minutes.
Place meat on broiler pan, discard marinade. Set under broiler, be sure to check it frequently so it doesn’t burn. Mine took about 6 minutes on each side to get that perfect medium-rare that I love. When the outside was getting too toasty I moved the oven rack down.