Fire up the grill for a top round steak (London Broil) marinated in Korean flavors then grilled. Serve Grilled Korean Beef with a spicy cilantro sauce. There’s still room for a little red meat in a healthy diet.
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I just learned something! Yes, more food trivia has entered my brain. I was doing a search on different names for London Broil because every cut of beef seems to have so many different names. Why is that? Anyway, London Broil refers to the actual cooked dish not the cut of meat. Luckily when I go to the grocery store, I do see a top round steak that is labeled London Broil. London Broil actually refers to a large beef steak that is marinated and seared over high heat then roasted or grilled. The cooked steak is sliced across the grain. A lot of sites were referencing flank steak but that is not the cut of meat I am referring to. Flank steak will work in a pinch but they tend to be thinner. Look for a top round about 2 inches thick or ask your butcher.
After I read the description of a London Broil, it made total sense. When I was a child, I remember eating London Broil. It had been marinated in a bottled Italian dressing and cooked on the grill. It was always delicious. So when I came across a recipe for Grilled Korean Style Steak, I thought about adapting it for London Broil. It made perfect sense to make Korean Beef. A big piece of beef like this will feed a large crowd or give you lots of leftovers. It is party food.
Grilled Korean Beef is another one of those recipe that was in heavy rotation in our house years ago. I hadn’t made it in years but one bite and I could remember why we had overdosed on it. The flavors of Korean Beef will awaken your taste buds and tickle your tongue. You will find you want to grab a slice of Korean Beef as it is being carved. Oh, the sauce, yum! These are addictive flavors. You will have to stop yourself from grabbing a spoon and eating the sauce like soup. Oh yes, you will want to eat it directly from a spoon. Fight the urge.
Fire up the grill and get your London Broil marinating in the frig. Sorry, I can’t help but call it London Broil. You can make the sauce before your guests arrive. Throw the steak onto the grill once everyone arrives. You’ll have some time for cocktails, munchies and chatting while it grills. If your cookouts are like ours, the men will be standing around the grill. “He-man” bonding at it’s finest. Given a choice, I’ll be in the air conditioning with a cold cocktail.
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Grilled Korean Beef with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
- ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup sherry
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 5 gloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
- 2 lb London broil
Spicy Cilantro Sauce:
- ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro including stems
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp chicken broth
- 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp minced jalapeno
- 1 tsp sesame oil
In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients for marinade (except London Broil).
Pour into a plastic bag and add beef. Seal bag removing all the air.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
30 minutes before grilling, take beef out of marinade and place on a cutting board. Dab off excess liquid with a paper towel.
Heat grill to 500°.
Sear meat for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat on grill to 325°.
Cook until meat is an internal temperature of 125° for rare, 135° for medium rare, about 10-15 minutes.
Place onto a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes.
Thinly slice steak across the grain.
I calculated 4 Weight Watcher Smartpoints for a 3 oz portion.
Adapted from Epicurious Grilled Korean Style Steaks with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
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