Marinated London Broil and Fried Pasta
We've been watching our grocery expenses rather closely lately, not unlike the rest of the country. When we did our shopping yesterday, My Husband noticed that London Broil is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. Since it was a large piece of meat, we figured we could get more than one meal out of it. Into the shopping cart it went.
Once we got home, I went searching for ideas on how to prepare it. I ended up finding a recipe on Cooking Light for Marinated London Broil. I liked that the marinating time was a few hours rather than overnight. A quick and easy 2 hour marinade worked out really well. I don't often use marinades in the Winter months as I am not fond of going outside to use the grill when it's cold outside. This was simple to prepare inside by broiling it. Next time, we will probably cook it for a few minutes longer as we like beef to be a bit more medium to medium-well than it was. Still figuring the cooking time out.
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It was actually kind of funny to watch Our Boys eat dinner last night. My Husband cut the pieces into bite-size bits for each of them and they literally went to town on it. Should have known they would enjoy it, but never imagined My Youngest would want as much as he ate. It reminded me of the first time I remember having steak growing up. My mom gave me a few bites and I walked away. Next thing, she new I was back for more. Not sure, but I think I may have eaten nearly an entire steak by going back again and again that night.
The flavors of the marinade worked well together and even had the slightest "bite". We'll be picking up this cut of meat again, I'm sure. We've got some leftover and I am thinking that topping a salad with a few pieces would be delicious. Any other ideas on what we can use the leftovers for - if so, please leave a comment (and link if you have one).
We served the London Broil with a favorite of mine, Fried Pasta! If you haven't tried Fried Pasta you really should. It's completely NOT healthy, but if you are looking for comfort food that has a bit of crunch this one is for you.
It was a wonderful dinner for a Saturday night at home. Today, I'm making a roasted chicken which is another great budget friendly dish. You can roast a chicken on Sunday and then use the leftovers throughout the week to make other great meals. I generally purchase whichever one is on sale, some weeks its the larger chickens and others its smaller birds. Either way, we end up with a lot more food than we can eat in one meal.
Looking for some other budget friendly meal ideas? Check out these blogs:
- Annie's Eats shared a Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells recipe that will reap big rewards if you freeze some for another meal later in the month.
- The Adventures of Kitchen Girl found out that Flat Iron steaks are a lower cost alternative when she made Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Blue Cheese and Basil Compound Butter.
- And, Prudence Pennywise is always sharing her budget conscious meal ideas (plus her posts are always entertaining). Check out her Toasted Walnut Pasta for a quick, simple and inexpensive meal.
I think yours look really great and the great thing about it is how budget and family friendly these recipes are... so timely! Thank you!
In a Ziploc baggie I added 1/2 of a small container of plain Greek yogurt. To that I added some Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning, a little Ranch seasoning, and a teeny bit Smoked Paprika. Mixed it all together then added my London Broil. I kept it in the fridge for 2 hours.
I have a small indoor grill (here the weather is warm, but I was too lazy to go outside, lol)and I grilled it for about 8 minutes on each side. We love ours a medium rare to medium around here. It turned out fabulous. The yogurt was a great way to marinade, as it was fat free and super thick. I served it with roasted garlic potatoes that I mashed with chicken stock. It was a healthy meal that felt like a nice rib-sticking comfort meal!
With my left overs we made hubby sandwiches for lunch, fajita's, topped salads, and in the past have made open faced sandwiches topped with cheese and set under the broiler- Yum!
I was thinking it would be great on a salad, but also how about steak sandwiches? You can make them philly style.
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And when I make whole chickens I usually have the whole chicken one meal, chicken tacos with the meat picked off the bone, and then lastly, make chicken soup with the carcass - very cost effective!
And be careful cooking that London Broil. the more well done it gets, the tougher it becomes.