Tag Archives: beef

Grilled Marinated London Broil

Despite being named after the famous city, the London Broil is completely unknown in England. Instead, this dish is popular in the United States. To make matters even more confusing, the name refers to a style of cooking and not even to a cut of beef, though these days, you’ll find the label “London Broil” at most supermarkets. It used to refer to a flank steak, but now it usually refers to a top round steak.

Learn more about different cuts of beef.

The top round steak is an inexpensive cut of beef. It’s tougher than it’s more expensive cousins and therefore requires a little more prep to make it a delicious, tender steak. Don’t worry, though, it’s not difficult, and learning the London Broil technique of long-term marinating followed by high-heat searing is an excellent way to get a really good meal out of an economical cut of meat.

Grilled Marinated London Broil

To make the marinade, mix together soy sauce, oil, ketchup, vinegar, herbs and spices. The important part here (and what will help break down the muscle fibers and proteins in the London Broil’s cut over the course of its marinating time) is the little bit of acid and salt in the mixture. It can marinate for 24 hours, and should at least sit overnight, so this is a great recipe  if you plan on grilling for guests and want to do most of the work in advance.

Grilled Marinated London Broil

Grill the marinated steak on a hot grill for 6-8 minutes per side, resulting in a perfect medium-rare cook. Let it rest for about 10 minutes – you don’t want to  lose all the juices from cutting into it too soon – and then slice the London Broil thinly across the grain. Slicing across the grain actually helps create a more tender bite, so you’re adding one more technique to get the perfect piece of meat.

Grilled Marinated London Broil

Enjoy this delicious, yet inexpensive, steak the next time you plan to fire up the grill. It works just as well for a quick weeknight dinner as it does for a big weekend meal with guests. You’ll get to enjoy the savory, smoky flavors you can only get from grilled steak, and you won’t feel guilty when you look at your receipt. Serve this juicy steak topped with herbed compound butter for an extra special treat; side dishes like corn on the cob, Greek pasta salad or rosemary potatoes complete the meal. If you have leftovers, save them for sandwiches, salads and more.

Grilled Marinated London Broil


Grilled Marinated London Broil
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pounds London Broil
Instructions
In a large resealable plastic bag, add soy sauce, oil, ketchup, vinegar, oregano, black pepper and garlic. Seal bag and shake.
Add beef to resealable bag. Seal, place in a shallow dish and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
Grill the steak 12 to 16 minutes, turning once halfway through or until desired doneness. Meat should be medium-rare (125°F to 130°F) to medium (131°F to 140°F) doneness. Let meat stand 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

IndoorOutdoorGrills_hero

With top-of-the-line features such as porcelain-coated, cast iron cooking grates and oversized temperature gauges, Hamilton Beach grills are built to perform. Enjoy the compliments you get from family and friends every time you fire up the grill.

But restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. Instead, they can start at home with an indoor grill that does what most grills can’t: keep meat tender and juicy without overcooking it.



Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable KabobsPhilia Kelnhofer is the blogger behind Sweet Phi. She’s all about making dinner time a little easier through simple recipes, how-tos and step-by-step instructions. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband/taste tester Nick and dog Clover, where they enjoy trying new cheeses and experimenting with new ingredients. You can find Philea on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

These sweet and spicy beef and vegetable kabobs are made using a Hamilton Beach Searing Grill, and are a super tasty kabob that is easy to make indoors while having beautiful outdoor grilled flavors!

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

Hi there, I’m Phi (pronounced like ‘fee’), the food and lifestyle blogger behind the Sweetphi blog where I share simple sweet and savory recipes. I show readers how to create delicious meals that don’t use a million ingredients or that take hours to make.

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

I live in Milwaukee, WI where we have very interesting weather. One second it will be pouring rain, the next it will be blinding sunlight. And while I love all the flavors that come from grilling outside, sometimes that it just not a reality because of the weather. Not to mention, the last thing I want to do after a long day of work is set up the grill sometimes.

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

Enter the Hamilton Beach Searing Grill. This indoor grill is nothing short of amazing. It is small and fits on your counter, but there is nothing small about the amazing seared flavor it gives to food grilled on it. Food made using the Searing Grill actually tastes like it was made using an outdoor grill, and because the temperature gets so high, it leaves those beautiful charred grill marks!

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

As soon as I saw the box, I had a hankering for some grilled beef and vegetables. It was meant to be, because as I was making this recipe it was pouring rain outside, so it was the perfect opportunity to give the searing grill a test run.

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

I like to make a very simple marinade that has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spice to really elevate the meat. The marinade I make only has five ingredients, but don’t let the simplicity fool you, the bold marinated sweet and spicy beef kabobs flavor is nothing is amazing.

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

Kabobs are one of my favorite things to make. I love loading up meat and veggies and making different combinations. They’re customizable to what you like and what you have on hand. For the spring and summer, I like making beef kabobs with cherry tomatoes, red peppers, mushroom and red onion. Again, super simple (just like the marinade) but when combined…delish! I also like using beef because the cook time is super short. These kabobs were grilled and done in 15 minutes!

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

Next time you’re looking for a delicious grilled meal, look no further than these sweet and spicy beef and vegetable kabobs!

Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs


Sweet and Spicy Beef and Vegetable Kabobs
SERVES: 4

Marinade
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Kabobs
1 pound beef sirloin, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 red onion, halved, then sliced into 1-inch chunks
1 cup cherry tomatoes
½ cup button mushrooms, whole (about 8-10 small mushrooms)
4 large or 8 small metal skewers
Instructions
Start by combining all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl (olive oil, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes and garlic salt) and whisk.
Cut the beef into inch size cubes and place into the marinade.
Cut peppers and onion and put them in the marinade, put the cherry tomatoes and mushrooms in the marinade and stir to combine so that marinade is covering all the vegetables. Let marinate for 15 minutes, or overnight (with plastic wrap covering in the fridge if marinating overnight).
Turn searing grill to SEAR setting.
Take a skewer and arrange marinated beef and vegetables in alternating order on the skewer. (I like to start with beef and then do onion, pepper, tomato, beef, mushroom, pepper, onion, beef, etc.) Repeat until skewers are full and all meat and vegetables are used.
Place skewers on the searing grill and close the lid. Let grill for 5 minutes, then with tongs flip the kabob, cook for another 5 minutes. Flip, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove from grill and let sit rest/cool on a plate for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
Allow about 20 minutes of kabob prep time for this recipe.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

 



Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

Reuben sandwiches are a New York deli classic and a great use for leftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef. It’s no wonder this sandwich is counted among many people’s favorites. A great reuben with a side of chips and a soda is about as perfect a lunch combo as one can create.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

If you’ve never had a reuben sandwich before, we a) are very sad for you and b) think you should stop reading here and run to the nearest deli counter. Are you back? Okay, good, we’re all on the same page about how delicious the reuben is. The origin of the sandwich is unclear. One story credits a grocer in Omaha and one, a deli owner in New York city (I’ll let you guess which side of the fence we stand on). Wherever its true origins, we’re glad it exists because it’s a favorite in our test kitchen.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

The grilled sandwich contains a stack of corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Russian or Thousand Island dressing layered between slices of buttered rye bread. It’s typically grilled until everything is warm and melted, but we love the way the cheese melts and the bread gets toasty in our panini press. The panini press’s gorgeous grill marks add to the spectacle of gooey, dripping goodness.

You’ll love the panini twist on this New York classic – just don’t try to eat this delicious sandwich without some napkins nearby.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)


Reuben Panini
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
8 (1/2-thick) slices rye bread
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup thousand island dressing
1 pound corned beef, divided into four servings
2 cups sauerkraut
4 slices Swiss cheese
Instructions
Preheat panini press.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread dressing on other side of bread.
Place corned beef, 1/2 cup sauerkraut, and 1 slice of Swiss cheese on each slice of bread.
Cover with remaining 4 slices of bread, butter side up.
Place 2 sandwiches on panini press. Close lid.
Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until desired brownness. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

panini press

Pile bread up with your favorite meat, cheese and veggies, and create a satisfying meal in one easy press. The Hamilton Beach® Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker Grill lets you grill hot, delicious sandwiches of any thickness, thanks to a floating lid that expertly presses down onto sandwiches and leaves appetizing grill marks behind.  

 

 

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

The Breakfast Sandwich Maker has gotten so popular its spawned cookbooks full of recipes for breakfast sandwiches – and lunch and dinner foods alike! We’re always inspired by the things we see people making in our Breakfast Sandwich Makers, so we are always trying to come up with new ideas you can try at home in your machine.

Since we obviously love reuben sandwiches so much, we knew we had to make one in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker. Happily, it worked like a charm! We love this recipe for a toasty reuben that’s perfect for party snacks, game days, small hands, mid-afternoon snacks or an easy lunch. And now we’re inspired to make reuben everything: nachos, tacos, dips, pizzas…we could go on.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)


Breakfast Sandwich Maker Reuben
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
2 slices rye bread or pumpernickel
1 Tablespoons softened butter
2 Tablespoons thousand island dressing
3 slices corned beef, precooked
1/3 cup cooked cabbage or sauerkraut
1 slice Swiss cheese
Instructions
Preheat breakfast sandwich maker until green READY/PREHEAT light comes on.
Use a large cookie cutter to cut bread slices into 2 circles. Butter one side of each bread circle. Spread dressing on other side of bread.
Lift cover, top ring and cooking plate. Place one bread circle, butter-side down in bottom ring of the breakfast sandwich maker. Top with cheese and cabbage.
Lower cooking plate and top ring. Add corned beef to cooking plate. Top with remaining bread circle, butter-side up.
Close cover. Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
Slide out cooking plate by rotating handle clockwise. Lift cover and rings; carefully remove sandwich with plastic spatula.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

25490 Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker from @hamiltonbeach

Don’t let another morning go by without the Breakfast Sandwich Maker by Hamilton Beach. It lets you enjoy a homemade breakfast sandwich, made your way, in the comfort of your own kitchen. Cleanup is easy because all removable parts go in the dishwasher.

 

 

 

Do you love reubens as much as we do? Have you tried to make them in a unique way like in a panini press or Breakfast Sandwich Maker?

What did you think?



 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

 

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.



Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

It’s pretty cold in most of the country, and that means we’re dealing with the dreaded winter blues that only a bowl of hot comfort food can cure. Our favorite go-to meal this time of year is a classic beef stew made with hearty beef, mushrooms, carrots, onions and red wine – and you can’t make this delicious dinner any easier than with the convenience of a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Beef Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds beef stew cubes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (14.5 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
3/4 cup red wine
2 packets onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 small red potatoes
1 bag (16 oz.) carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, cut into eighths
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef. Toss to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add half of the beef. Cook until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef.
Place browned beef in slow cooker crock. Stir in tomatoes, beef broth, wine, onion soup mix and basil until well blended.
Add potatoes, carrots, onion and mushrooms.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 12 hours until meat is tender.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning, place cookware in base. Cover and cook as directed in recipe.
Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com/

Write a review
Print

slow cooker

Hamilton Beach® Slow Cookers take the convenience of slow-cooked dishes a giant step further. Several models of slow cookers, such as the Stay or Go® Slow Cooker, address one of your greatest concerns—getting your finished dish to a potluck or party without messy spills.