Angus London Broil is a beef-dish that most Americans love. Contrary to its name, it originated from the United States, and no one really knows why it is called “The London Broil.” It is fallaciously known as a type of cut in meat, but in truth, it is a method on how to prepare it. The beef is usually marinated first, and then broiled until it is cooked to medium-rare to medium. If you cook it past that point, the meat will be inedibly tough. It will then be cut into really thin slices. Angus, however, is a breed of cattle that is commonly raised in Scotland. Cooking it requires patience and the right amount of ingredients. Read on to know how to bake the best Angus London Broil in town.
1. The ingredients you'll be needing are:
- 2 pounds of Angus beef flank steak
- 1/3 cup of Italian dressing
- 4 tablespoons of red wine
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
2. In a bowl, put in the Italian dressing and combine it with red wine, garlic and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix it thoroughly until all ingredients are completely incorporated. Put it aside.
3. Make shallow cuts on all sides of the Angus beef. Put it in a zip lock bag. Pour in the marinate mixture into the bag. Zip it and put it in the refrigerator. Let it sit for an hour to 4 hours. The longer you marinate it, the more tasteful it will become.
4. When it has been marinated long enough, take it out from your refrigerator. Prepare a skillet, put it in high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place the beef into the pan and sear it, one minute per side, until all sides are brown.
5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once you are done searing, remove the steak and put it in a baking dish. Cover it and put it in the oven and bake it for 20 minutes or until it is medium-rare/medium. Just to be sure that your meat is cooked. You can use a meat thermometer. Stick it into the thickest part of the beef, if the temperature reaches to 130, then it is already cooked to medium-rare, 140 degrees is for medium.
6. While waiting for the beef, you can start making your gravy. Deglaze the pan you have used earlier for searing the beef by putting in the left-over marinated mixture. Add a dash of red wine and salt and pepper to taste. Let it boil until the liquid has been reduced. Add a teaspoon of cornstarch and mix it until it thickens.
7. Check your beef. When it is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. This will retain the juices, making it more scrumptious.
8. Put the meat in a plate and cut it in really thin slices. Serve it with gravy.
Follow these instructions carefully to attain the most delectable, mouthwatering Angus London Broil that would surely please your families and friends. You don't need to go to an expensive restaurant anymore to eat one when you can make your own. So go out there and start cooking!