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Marinating/Tenderizing Top Round

Joeneoj Aug 26, 2012 06:05 PM

So I just picked up a ton of top round "london broil" for real cheap. My question on how to marinate it and tenderize it? I want to grill it and do kabobs. I have heard of using baking soda but dont know how it would come out/how long to cook it.

  1. Musie Aug 26, 2012 06:27 PM

    Quite often I'll rub my steaks with a homemade montreal steak spice mix. I'll pop the steaks in a bag and place in the fridge, usually for at least 2 hours but ideally over night. You could really use any dry rub mix you fancied.

    Try making this spice mix called "Magic Dust", I can't remember where online I found it now, but I find it a very multipurpose mix of spices.

    1/2 cup paprika, 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp mustard powder, 1/4 cup chili powder, 1/4 cup ground cumin, 2 tbsp black pepper, 1/4 cup granulated garlic, 2 tbsp cayenne.

    Of course, you can alter this to suit your tastes too.

    Remember to take your meat out of the fridge to come to room temperature before cooking.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Musie
      Joeneoj Aug 27, 2012 04:45 AM

      do you use kosher salt or sea salt?

    2. 1POINT21GW Aug 26, 2012 11:01 PM

      You can successfully add flavor to your beef by marinating it, but you won't be able to tenderize it.

      1. Njchicaa Aug 27, 2012 05:05 AM

        I wouldn't recommend London broil for kabobs. Grill and slice thinly against the grain for tender meat

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