Almost every piece of beef or fish I make in the oven is made in my Lodge cast iron skillets. Why? They turn out beautifully and go from stovetop to oven so easily. I can put them in the oven on low heat or under the broiler and the pans are low maintenance. I can use any utensils in them and they clean up beautifully no matter what I cook in them. They don't warp, bend out of shape under high heat, and best of all they are made in the USA. Lodge cast iron is a family tradition passed down from generation to generation and I'm glad to part of that tradition. Today I am sharing my best London Broil recipe. It is easy and a favorite: Mushroom Stuffed London Broil.
This recipe is featured in American Made Cast Iron Recipes That We Love.
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Mushroom Stuffed London Broil Recipe
- 1 London Broil (1 – 2 pounds)
- 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms 3 tablespoons butter
- Black pepper
- Kosher Salt
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Butterfly the London Broil and warm ( I butterfly then set out appr. 1/2 hour to bring closer to room temperature)
- Thinly slice mushrooms
- In medium/large cast iron skillet, heat butter over medium heat
- Add mushrooms and a small pinch of salt
- Saute until soft and a few mushrooms are slightly browned
- Place mushrooms in small dish
- Put London Broil, opened up, in pan and sear both sides – usually takes about a minute per side.
- Place steak open side up in pan and add mushrooms to one half of steak
- Sprinkle black pepper over it – best if you grind pepper fresh
- Close steak and add a pinch of kosher salt and some black pepper to top
- Put in oven for approximately 20 minutes for medium, 25 minutes for medium well, and 30 minutes for well (For London Broil 2 inches thick)
- Pull from oven and let rest on a carving board 10 minutes (my glorified way to say everyday cutting board)
- Slice in 1/2 – 1 inch slices on the diagonal against the grain
**I served over thinly sliced and sautéed brussels sprouts with a splash of fig balsamic vinegar.
Best part about cooking with Lodge cast iron? It requires little scrubbing. I add hot water and wipe it down. Dry it and it's ready to go for eggs in the morning. Check out my tips on cleaning cast iron pans.
You can find more by Heather McCurdy at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond where she dishes up life in the kitchen with a shot of travel, a dash of style, and a pinch of culture. That is when she isn't homeschooling her kids, editing books, or brainstorming culinary marketing strategies.