Beef..its whats for Dinner!!

My Brother-In-Law John told me this morning he was very disappointed the I had never posted a “Beef” dish.(visit him @ Stanton’s Space) I know it seems like I only cook chicken in my house, but that is far from the truth! I am a steak and Potato kinda girl! I love love love red meat. And I like it rare! Cut off its horns, wipe its ass and put it on my plate!Yep that’s how I like it. My husband likes it cooked to shoe leather. Like, whats the point of eating a fine piece of meat if you are going to KILL it??? But to each their own. I actually have him eating it Medium well now! OOOHHHH go me!! Again as I said before I am limited in my dinner photography because I rely on natural light. And dinner time=crappy lighting!
Well this is for you John..a mighty yummy piece of London Broil. I remember my mom always making London Broil and marinating it Wishbone Italian Dressing. While it is great like that, I had to find some alternate way to marinate it! And the search began…
I happened upon an Emeril’s recipe that looked tasty!
Marinated London Broil
1 (2 1/2 pound) tri-tip London Broil or flank steak
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon Creole mustard, or other spicy whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon Essence
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 cloves garlic, smashed
Place the flank steak in a large, plastic resealable bag. In a large, glass measuring cup, combine red wine vinegar, red wine, olive oil, Worcestershire, soy sauce, mustard, essence, salt, pepper, and garlic. Pour the marinade into the bag with the steak, seal and place inside a large, glass baking dish to prevent possible spills. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours (or at least 6 hours). Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat. (Alternately, preheat the broiler). Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Place the steak on the grill (or under the broiler) and cook to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for rare. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes before carving. Slice across the grain into thin diagonal slices.
Make sure you ALWAYS cut AGAINST the grain. If you cut along the grain, you will feel like you are chewing on a rubber band! No so good!!!
I paired the steak with simple fresh green beans with salt and pepper. And also Pan Rosemary Potatoes, that I saute in butter and olive oil with some season salt, rosemary, garlic powder and onion powder until fork tender!
Simple dinner..DONE


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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Is this the same brother-in-law that a while ago complainted about you not posting healthy stuff?
    I know about natural light and photos, but hey this one looks great!

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    noble pig says:

    Ah, you are my kinda girl meat and potatoes! This looks wonderful.

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    Thanks for showing me what I will make for dinner Sunday night!! This house is filled with carnivores so this one is perfect of course no meat dish is complete without some killer “HO” potatoes and a bottle of Red Wine!!

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    Peter M says:

    Leslie, you cooked that beef to perfection…seared on the outside and tha warm pink on the inside…sweet dreams are made of beef like this.

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    Bridgett says:

    I nearly drooled on the keyboard staring at the lovely slab of beef. I adore red meat and there is nothing like it. I would even pass up chocolate cake for beef. This looks fantastic with the green beans and potatoes!

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    Oh yeah, another rare meat girl! Seriously, the only way to eat steak. I grew up eating medium and then I met my husband who likes to say, “just walk through a warm room with it and give it to me!” Your dish looks amazing!

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    That looks so heavenly. I love marinades with soy on beef. YUM!

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    Dhanggit says:

    you know why i keep on coming here Leslie,
    1. you cook fabulous dishes and gorgeous sweets and cakes (i’ll always remember daughter’s bday cake)
    2. you are pretty and sexy LOL
    3. (i save the best for last) YOU ALWAYS ALWAYS MAKE ME LAUGH
    not only with your cool videos but with the way you write continue my dear please..a laughter a day keeps the botox away LOL

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    My mother always did a London Broil like this…thank you so much for sparking my memory!
    Looks yummy

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    i have a strange sense of respect (and, i have to say, a wee bit of disgust) for people who like their meat rare. i’m with your hubby on this one–cook it, and cook it good. 🙂

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    Your welcome..and it is VERY yummy!

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    That beef looks perfectly done! What a meal!

  13. 13

    That looks delicious!

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    What a beautiful plate of beef! My husband would be a very happy man if I made this for him! Great recipe!

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    Kristen says:

    This looks / sounds so yummy! My husband would love this.

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    Sally Parrott Ashbrook says:

    For natural lighting, you got a really good shot!

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    Wow.That photo is simply luscious. Now you have me craving a meat and potatoes meal!

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    Jennifer-EightyMPHMom says:

    I just discovered your blog (thanks to Leslie Loves Veggies), and I am hooked! You are hilarious and your recipes look wonderful (my kind of stuff!). I'll be stopping by daily!