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Marinated London Broil

May 9, 2023 • 0 comments

Marinated London Broil
London Broil is a method of cooking a lean, thick steak. Cooking is quick and easy, and the end result is tender and flavorful. You just need to plan ahead to marinate the steak. Traditionally, a London Broil is cooked by broiling in the oven, but we like to grill or sear it in a cast iron pan instead.
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  • Servings: 4



To make London Broil, marinate a lean, thick cut of steak, grill or sear in the oven, then slice against the grain. Using this technique, you can transform a tougher cut of meat into an easy and delicious meal.


1 lean steak (about 2 lb.) like round steak or flank steak


2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper


Step 1: Make the marinade

Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Put the steak and marinade in a large, resealable plastic bag and turn to coat. Let sit in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Step 2: Cook the steak - broil, sear, or grill

Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry. Save the marinade! 

Pick one:

  1. If broiling, adjust your oven rack so the meat will be 3-4 inches from the heat. Preheat the oven. Place meat on broiler pan and broil for about 10-12 minutes total, turning once during cooking. 
  2. To sear, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a cast iron pan. Cook 8-12 minutes until deeply browned on each side, turning once.
  3. For the grill, preheat then cook 8-10 minutes on each side.

Use an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the steak to check for doneness. Depending on how you like your steak, aim for 130-135 degrees for medium-rare. 

Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil to keep warm, and let rest 10 minutes.

Step 3: Finish the sauce

While the steak is resting, put the marinade in a small saucepan, add 1/4 cup water, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 3 minutes, and add 2 Tbsp. butter. Whisk to combine, and keep warm until ready to serve. 

Step 4: Slice and serve

Thinly slice against the grain and place on a platter. Spoon some sauce over the top, and serve the remaining sauce on the side. 

Notes: The sauce is totally optional. If you want to keep things simple, just discard the marinade after using. You can also top the sliced steak with an herb butter to serve instead of using the sauce.

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