London broil: round 2

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by hambone1950, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    When I did the (top round) London broil Sunday night that was only half of the chunk I bought , so Tuesday night I grilled the other half. Marinated all day in italian dressing
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    Came home and after a few chores and a brisk walk , got the fire ready.
    The usual drill. Blazing hot fire little S&P threw on the meat...


    ..4 minutes to a side and flip,flip....blah blah blah


    Took it off the fire at around 125 , if I can believe my crappy digital meat thermometer that takes about 3 days to tell you the temp of your meat....anybody else excited about the thermapen they're gettin for fadda's day?


    Gave the meat a little rest....and sliced it up in best Wolfgang puck style.



    This was excellent , but if I'm honest the marinade didn't do a lot for it. Which was surprising because I feel like Italian dressing adds tons of flavor to tip steak and cube steak....cuts like that.. My theory is that this Top round cut is a denser piece of meat and it can't absorb the marinade as readily. In retrospect , I should've worked it over with the needle tenderizer first , but it didn't occur to me...... And maybe marinate it overnightAND all the next day. Anyhow , this was tender and juicy as before so definitely worth cooking (and eating). Thanks for looking. :grilling_smilie:
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks to be cooked to perfection!!!

    I got a Thermapen on a Previous Fathers' Day. I love it !!!

    I got the fastest one---The Blaze Orange one----It also keeps me from getting shot, while smoking during hunting season !!!!

    Bear
     
  3. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    That's funny. I ordered the orange one as well....good to know its a safety device as well! :sausage:
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great...Bear gets shot at because he stays in a tree all the time...lol
     
  5. I usually use my needler on london broil and then marinade from 1-4 days in the fridge. I find thinner marinades tend to penetrate better than thicker marinades or sauces. Usually after I take it out of the ziploc i will let most of the excess marinade drip off then slather with a bbq sauce and throw on a hot grill for 2-3 minutes a side for a juicy, buttery good steak.
     
  6. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I will definitely go that route next time. Thanks.:grilling_smilie:
     
  7. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    :biggrin:
     
  8. That's one luscious looking London Broil!
     
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have been seeing those at the store...for a nice price too. Hmmmm.....Black Betty may get one this weekend!

    Kat
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another nice looking London Broil! I don't marinade very often, but when I do Italian dressing is my go to!
     

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