Marinating/Tenderizing Top Round
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.
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.
You can successfully add flavor to your beef by marinating it, but you won't be able to tenderize it.
I wouldn't recommend London broil for kabobs. Grill and slice thinly against the grain for tender meat