Monday, June 11, 2012

London Broil: With A Tequila Kick

Last weekend we celebrated L's birthday...and this weekend we did it again. 

One of the birthday traditions at our house is the birthday meal.  NG's birthday meal of choice is Grilled Beer Brats.  The irony of that is that NG's birthday has required me to make a trip to the liquor store since she was 8.  The rest of us are never quite as predictable.  This year L requested Tequila Marinated London Broil.

Just like the Grilled Barbecue Ribs, L and I found this recipe while watching the Food Network.  This recipe does require some planning ahead since the meat needs to marinate at least 4-6 hours.  Personally I like to place it in the marinade the night before and flip it the next morning.  This gives both sides of the London broil approximately 10 hours to season. 

It's sometimes difficult to find London broil at the grocery store.  I go to our local butcher shop, Dimes Meat Market, to purchase mine.  However, I have used a plain beef roast in the past and it's turned out quite well.  Just make sure the cut isn't too thick or you might have trouble getting it cooked through on the grill before the outside burns.

The recipe says to place the meat in a non-reactive dish and cover with the marinade.  I always use a glass baking dish.

The meat will show some coloration from the marinade, this is normal.

This recipe requires a pretty constant watch on the clock.  The recipe says to cook the meat 4-5 minutes on each side and to flip it for a total of 4 times.  Since this cut was a little bit thicker than normal L gave it the full 5 minutes each time and flipped it an additional round for a total of 50 minutes on the grill. 

Just like with the Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin, the London Broil must be allowed to rest before slicing.  This allows the juices to reabsorb and the meat to remain tender.

Tequila Marinated London Broil

1 jalapeno pepper (seeded)
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 cup teriyaki sauce
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 1/2 lbs. London broil

Combine all ingredients except London broil in a blender and process until smooth.  Place London broil in a non-reactive dish and pour marinade over the top, turn to coat.  Refrigerate at least 4-6 hours before cooking.  Remove London broil from marinade and place on white hot grill.  Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, flip meat at least four times.  Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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