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Jul 27, 2009 03:11 PM

London broil

I just got some on sale at ralphs. Can I use it to make tacos? Like king taco tacos or will it be too tough. The butcher said "oh it'll be great." But, I don't know if he knew what he was talking about.


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    1. Cut it thin and against the grain, and it should be great!

      1. Marinade for 12-24 hours, or use a dry brine for about 6 hours.

        Grill (or broil) at high heat.

        Slice thin, ACROSS the grain.

        1. what is the actual cut (or wasn't it specified). "london broil" is a preparation, but some butchers label a few different cuts of beef as "london broil."

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          1. re: tommy

            tommy, good to know. It says beef round london broil.

            Thanks ipsedixit for the step by step, I needed it!
            Thank you monavano!

            hopefully, last question...will I be able to see the grain better after it's cooked? I looked at it now and was having trouble. *blushes*

              1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                There will be some moisture loss, so you might very well be able to see the striations in the meat.

                I grilled some round london broil for burritos over the weekend and they turned out fine. Make sure to let it rest when you take it off the heat.

                1. re: JungMann

                  Thank you both. Yes, it was a lot easier after cooking and then the light bulb went off. I just finished the tacos. They were GREAT.

            1. Some people like it and some not, but depends on who's doing the cooking. I got some myself for $1.25/lb and am planning on making Pizzaioli in the fall with it. Husband thinks he hates it, due to how Mom cooked and served, but if braised correctly and cut against the grain, it's as good as anything. Don't know about "It'll be great" though!