London Broil with Brandy Sauce

For the money I like to cook London Broil Steaks, they are easy to cook and taste great.

  • Take the steak out of the fridge about an hour before cooking it to let it come to room temperature, rub a little olive oil and season heavily with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the grill as hot as it will go and cook about 5-7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 120 degrees, then remove from the grill.
  • Cover with aluminum foil to let the steak rest for 15 minutes.

london broil uncut

While the steak rests make the sauce.

  • For the sauce put 2 tbsp of butter in a sauté pan and heat it until melted.
  • Add 2  tbsp of flour and cook until it is slightly off white.
  • Carefully add 1/4 cup of brandy to the pan. Be careful it will catch on fire.
  • Cook until the flames go out, then using a whisk add ½ cup of heavy cream.
  • Add a cup of water mixed with 1 tsp beef base.
  • Let it cook stirring constantly until you achieve the thickness you desire.
  • Add black pepper to taste to the sauce. Beef base is already a little salty.

Cut the steak slightly on an angle or bias place in the plate.

london broil with rice and squash

Serve with some brown rice and the spaghetti squash that you started earlier, top with the sauce and enjoy.

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is something my wife likes and here is a quick way of fixing it.

  • First cut in half from top to bottom (lengthwise), place the 2 halves cut side down in a glass dish that fits in the microwave.
  • Add about ½ inch of water to the dish then cover with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave on high 15 to 25 minutes until the skin is soft, uncover, flip over.
  • Once cool to the touch with a spoon or knife remove the seeds from the halves and throw out.

spaghetti squash out of wave

  • Now holding the squash, with a fork scrape out the insides, they will come out in long strands like in the picture, put in a sauté pan with some butter salt and pepper and cook until there is no liquid left in the pan.

shredded squash

Serve in your favorite little bowl with a dash of salt and pepper to taste.

squash in bowl