London Broil--So mad at myself

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kryinggame, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    I've smoked about a dozen London Broils, absolutely perfect. 

    I usually take the meat to 135* and then do a reverse sear.

    Yesterday, stupid me, after the reverse sear, I wrapped the meat in foil for about 20 minutes while I got the remainder of the meal ready. 

    Normally, I never wrap the meat after searing it.  Wrapping it in foil for so long causes the meat to continue cooking.

    I always enjoy the meat with a little pink in the middle.  It's always been tender and perfect. 

    Some people can not master multi-tasking and I'm obviously one of them.

    The end result was sub-par..  I had to douse it with steak sauce and horseradish. 

    Finally, I chucked it to the family pooch, Max.  He loved it.

    Below are pics of the failed meat;

    a perfectly cooked London Broil; and

    The winner of the failed meat (enjoying a big bone). lol

    Oh well, back to the old drawing board

  2. Ted Even a bad reverse sear is not to bad.

    Happy smoken.

  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      I hate that it overcooked for you but the 4 legged friend looks happy!

  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    That could have been chopped and made into a stew or sliced paper thin for cheesesteaks or steak and egg burrito, pepper steak, chili, fried steak burritos... man I can go on forever.

    I bet you got one happy dog.
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I feel your pain. It's so frustrating when we do what we've done many times, only forget one little detail resulting the whole cook going south. But that's a part of the process. If we could nail it every time and ALL our meals were perfect, it might get a little boring. and the dogs would be a lot skinnier :)

    Keep at it and enjoy the failures as well as the successes. It's a whole lot more fun than a lot of other hobbies out there.
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looked good from here....and the pup looks happy, happy!

  7. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks all for all of the advice and good words.

    Beef is not forgiving as pork.  Done right, it's a party in your mouth.  Done wrong, Max the family CockerSpaniel gets fat.  On another note, he's trained to walk on my treadmill.  So days when it's raining (like it's been doing for the past 20 some odd days here in Charlotte) Max will go for a really long walk. 

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