For years I have wondered how in the world to cook a London broil. The cut seems to be a little too tough for grilling or broiling, and not quite right as a roast. But I’ve recently found that slow cooking a London broil, then shredding it and combining with some sort of sauce makes a great sandwich filler!
*By the way, did you know that “London broil” actually refers to a meat dish rather than a cut of meat? The cut that many American butchers label “London broil” is actually flank steak or top round. Thanks Wikipedia for enlightening me!*
Slow Cooker Barbacoa (adapted from 3 different recipes I found online)
Combine in crockpot and add water almost to cover:
- 2-3 pound London broil
- 4 chopped garlic cloves
- 3 T. apple cider vinegar
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 Tablespoons whole black pepper
Cook on low for at least 6 hours. Remove meat and broth from pot. Shred meat and return to pot.
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 3 T. chili powder
- 1/4 c. green chile or salsa
- 2 T. jalapeno juice
Add back enough broth to keep moist.
Cook one more hour on low.
Serve wrapped in tortillas with your choice of additional fillings. We had slow cooker beans, salsa verde, cheese, and plain yogurt (in place of sour cream). SO. GOOD.
This totally satisfied my Chipotle craving, and we had enough for two more meals. An affordable cut of meat can go a long way when prepared like this!
Do you have any other ideas for how to cook a London broil? Please do share!