London broil, Broccoli salad, Frozen peanut butter pie

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I’ve known Ted McGrew for many years, but never realized he was such a good grill cook. I recently enjoyed this London broil prepared by him. Immediately, I asked for the recipe. Included are comments from Ted as he personalized the basic recipe.
London broil
2 lbs. flat iron steak
1/2 C soy sauce
1/3 C red wine
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS hot sauce (Tabasco works)
2 TBS minced garlic
1 tsp. mustard powder
2 limes, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a large freezer bag along with beef and marinate for 1 hour. (I typically will turn beef in 30 minutes.) I use a gas grill, heat on high. Steak tends to run about 1.5 inches thick. Cook 7 minutes on first side and around 6 minutes on the other. Once you pull beef off grill, allow it to sit for 2 minutes to let juices soak into steak.
I have made this a number of times through the past few years and I tend to go a little heavier on soy, balsamic and limes as this is really a personal preference thing. But this steak has a lot of flavor in it and it is really easy to make by playing around with the ingredients above.
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Broccoli salad
3/4 C Miracle Whip light dressing
2 TBS sugar
2 TBS white vinegar
6 C small broccoli florets
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 C chopped red onions
Mix first 3 ingredients until blended. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing mixture; mix lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour.
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Frozen peanut butter pie
1 tub (8 oz.) cream cheese spread
1/3 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 C sugar
2 C thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
1/4 C caramel ice cream topping
1 Oreo pie crust (6 oz.)
1/4 C coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
Beat cream cheese spread, peanut butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add Cool Whip; mix well. Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust; cover with cream cheese mixture. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Top with nuts just before serving. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over pie.
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Puns for the day – Energizer Bunny arrested and charged with battery.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me.
Broken pencils are pointless.
And finally, why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
If you would like to share a recipe with me, just send it to the J-T or email it to me.
(Melanie Behrens – melb@marysvillejt.com)



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