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Old 07-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Slow-roasting London broil?

Yesterday I attempted my first London Broil. I had intended to marinade it overnight but my weekend plans interfered and I ended up it marinating in some cheap beer for a couple of hours. I then rubbed salt and pepper on it and roasted it for an hour and twenty minutes at 225 degrees.

Despite the low temperature it cooked very quickly and came out medium instead of medium rare as I had intended. Accordingly, the meat came out extremely tough and not particularly appetizing.

Did I just overcook the meat or were there other reasons why I had such a poor outcome?

Thanks for your help,
Jonathan.

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Did your meat look like the cooked or uncooked photo? How you slice the meat makes a big difference in tenderness.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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My raw meat looked pretty similar to your photo, but the finished product was barely pink in the thickest part of the cut.
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Did you slice against or with the grain?
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Did you slice against or with the grain?
I cut against the grain at a 45 degree angle.
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If you sliced across the grain with your knife at a 45 angle from the vertical, that's not the problem. I think it was overcooked. Rare to medium rare is better for a flank steak.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Over cooked. 130 degrees tops, cover and let rest 15-20 mintues. Then slice very thin. It's a tough cut of beef and the longer you cook it the tougher it gets. I bbq to 125 dregrees (rare) then rest.
Also I would not bake it low and slow. BBQ or broil next time
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Over cooked. 130 degrees tops, cover and let rest 15-20 mintues. Then slice very thin. It's a tough cut of beef and the longer you cook it the tougher it gets. I bbq to 125 dregrees (rare) then rest.
Also I would not bake it low and slow. BBQ or broil next time
I definitely overcooked it if medium rare is 130 degrees. When I checked the temperature immediately after pulling it out of the oven the thickest part of the meat read 180 degrees.
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It's better to cook it quick and hot if you use dry heat.

Low and slow if you braise it.
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I definitely overcooked it if medium rare is 130 degrees. When I checked the temperature immediately after pulling it out of the oven the thickest part of the meat read 180 degrees.
That's well beyond well done.
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