Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let them eat steak!

Yes, I'm a vegetarian. But the other eight people around our dinner table are not. Since majority rules around here, I often find myself in search of new ways to cook meats that I find on sale.

This week it was London broil (you could substitute flank steak in this one, if that's what you find on sale), which is economical even at full price and a downright steal when you find it for half price. I spent about $6 for a hunk of meat that fed everyone (except me, of course). If you're only feeding four, I recommend cooking whatever size steak you can find. The leftovers make a fabulous steak sandwich for lunch the next day (or so I'm told).

1 London Broil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 T lemon juice
3 T brown mustard
1 1/2 T Worchester sauce
1 T soy sauce
1-2 tsp. chopped garlic
Mix together everything but meat in a gallon-size zipper bag. Add meat and turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator, turning every hour or so, for at least two hours.
Preheat broiler to 500 F. Remove meat from bag, shake to remove excess marinade and place on broiler pan in the middle of the oven. Broil for 5 minutes, flip, broil another 5 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice thin against the grain to serve.
** Note: I served this with baked potatoes, steamed frozen green beans and a salad.


  1. Here's another flank steak recipe that I tried, to rave reviews:

    2 T butter, melted
    2 tsp soy sauce
    splash balsamic vinegar

    Mix everything together and put in a zipper bag with steak. All to marinate overnight in the fridge. Bring to room temperature. Preheat broiler to 500. Broil for 10 minutes (for medium rare), turning half-way through. Cut thin slices against the grain and serve.

  2. Oh, I forgot to note that you need to let the meat sit under a piece of foil for 10 minutes before serving.