This is one of those recipes that just happened. I had a little leftover roast beef in the fridg and didn’t have any plans for dinner. (In my defense, I’ve been sick all week and dinner menus weren’t high on my priority list.) Because I wasn’t feeling well, I didn’t want to spend a large amount of time standing over the stove. Ok, I didn’t want to spend ANY time over the stove. 
Here is what happened:

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For several years, the secret to cooking London Broil eluded me. It always turned out tough and chewy and I was NOT happy! They were on sale this week and I was determined to find out how to cook them so they were tender and juicy. Who knew that the answer was to cook them quickly and serve them as a medium rare? I’ll be honest here….I am a rare, VERY rare beef eater. The beloved says to throw it on the plate while it is still moo-ing and I’m good to go. He isn’t exaggerating. One of my FAVORITE restaurants serves a beef carpaccio that is heavenly! 
WARNING: If rare/raw beef is not your thing, you may want to skip the photos 👀. If it doesn’t bother you, then this is definitely a recipe you will want to try.

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It’s been an instant pot kind of week. I’ll spare you all the details, but it involved several boxes of Kleenex…..I hate colds and sinuses!
The original plan was to do a beef stew for dinner. I had stew meat in the freezer and took it out to thaw. Just before starting dinner, I changed my mind and decided to do beef and broccoli instead. Typically, this recipe would use thin slices of beef, but the stew meat worked just as well.

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