The Best London Broil
Monday, September 6, 2010
I think I may have found one of the easiest meals for entertaining (besides pasta)! In the past I have cooked the big turkey dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and all the fixings. It may be delicious when it's all said and done, but the prep work is just too stressful! Your guests begin to arrive and you can't even enjoy yourself because you're still slaving over the stove! I put together a quick, but tasty menu to impress your guests, and cut back on your stress. London Broil isn't known for being the best cut of beef. It can typically be tough and dry, but with the right marinade, it will melt in your mouth. I found this marinade recipe on Allrecipes.com, which is one of my go-to websites when I need a new recipe. I have used this marinade for London Broil a few times now, and I absolutely love it! But before you start "marinading", you have to get your hands on a good meat tenderizer. I have the blade-style tenderizer, which cuts hundreds of "mini-slits" in the meat so all of your marinade can soak right in. The tenderizer also helps break down the fibers of the meat, preventing it from becoming chewy and tough. The combination of the tenderizer and this marinade makes the meat so tender, you might even think you're eating filet mignon. The side dish to accompany the London Broil is super simple, and no, it's not baked potatoes. It's Vidalia Onions with Bacon Butter. Isn't everything better with bacon? The onions are stuffed with a bacon, butter, and bleu cheese filling, and individually wrapped in foil packets. I'm not an onion-lover, but I could easily eat a whole one of these! The heat of the grill really brings out the sweetness of the onions. Believe me, it tastes even better than it sounds! I also made green beans to go along with this meal, but any veggie will do! Now you can entertain and enjoy yourself at the same time! What a fun concept!