Recipe Author: Chef Anthony Chavez
Bison Flank Steak: The Native London Broil
We strive and encourage the utilization of every morsel of the animal. Given the season, as well as the holiday, we have decided to arm our readers with a couple of tips to preparing the perfect London Broil. Interesting side note: in London, you would be hard up to find a London Broil.
A London Broil is an American dish prepared by marinating, and often grilling, a Flank Steak. The Flank steak is characteristically a fibrous, tough, boneless cut of meat from the hind quarter of a bison (as well as beef). The marinating process is key in tenderizing the cut of meat along with a couple of other helpful hints which we will uncover throughout the recipe to ensure a premium experience for your grilling season
- 2 Tbs Olive oil
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 4-6 Sprigs of Thyme
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- 1cup Sweet Baby Rays (Or a favorite BBQ Sauce of your choice)
- 2 Tbs Honey
- 1 Tbs Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Combine the ingredients (Excluding the Salt and Pepper) in small mixing bowl. Crush the garlic to ensure that the flavor is fully extracted.
- To prepare the Flank Steak, Season the cut with Salt and pepper generously. Then on a sheet tray, rub the Flank Steak, covering it completely with the Marinade. Cover the pan and allow the steak to sit for up to 2 hours.
- While you are waiting you can preheat your grill and in a separate mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients for the Glaze.
- After two Hours of time in the marinade, Place your Flank on the grill and reduce the heat to a medium flame and close the grill. With a brush, lather your Flank Steak with the glaze every 3-5 minutes. After about 10 minutes of cooking in the enclosed Grill, flip your steak, and cook for an additional 10 minutes continuing to glaze the meat 3-5 minutes.
- After about 20 minutes of cook time, pull the Flank Steak off of the grill and allow the meat to rest for at least ten minutes, this will ensure that the meat retains moisture. Also when you do cut into the Steak, cut the meat against the grain, this will ensure a tender bite.
Accompany the London Broil with an array of your favorite grilled vegetables and make it a festive summer meal suitable for a relaxing Saturday night!
***Another favorite use of the flank steak is to stir fry in fajitas. When I am too lazy to turn on the grill and prepare the extra sauces, I simply slice up the flank thinly & marinate it in my favorite fajita marinade for several hours. Then stir fry it along with slices of colored bell peppers and onions and viola, I have dinner ready with the family licking their chops just thinking about it and smelling the wonderful aroma of the combination of the meat and vegetables. - Mary Graese