Chili Rubbed London Broil
I have to tell you..this was delish! I learned this recipe at school today and I had to go straight to Kroger and pick up a London Broil to try this at home. It tasted just as great as it did at school! London Broil is a cut of beef that is very similar to Flank steak or Flat Iron steak in the way it cooks and in its texture. It is a somewhat economical cut of beef as well. For this recipe, you will marinate the steak, sear it in a cast iron skillet, and finish it in the oven, and it cooks super fast. The chili rub you put on it is basically just chili powder with a little dried basil, salt and pepper. You can't get much more simple than that, but the result is divine! This was juicy, full of flavor and nice and tender. It isn't spicy either, just perfectly seasoned. It is a beautiful dish as well. Hope you enjoy it!
Here's What You Need:
1 London Broil ( about 1 1/2 lbs)
1 dark beer (I didn't have beer, so I used a can of Coke and it was great)
1/3 cup chili powder
1 t dried basil
1 t black pepper
1 t salt
2 T canola oil
Put the steak in a bowl. Pour in the beer (or Coke). Let it marinate overnight or a few hours in the refrigerator. When done, pat the steak dry.
Preheat your oven's broiler. (my oven has a low or high broiler setting and I put it on high) Combine the chili powder, basil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the meat completely all over with this rub.
Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add the steak, brown on both sides and 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the skillet to the oven and broil for 5 to 6 minutes more. Remove steak from the skillet and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain. Beautiful!