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London Broil is a perfectly tender piece of meat after being marinated in a liquid mixture with spices and seasoning then broiled in the oven. A decadent dinner made easy!

Steak is always a  favorite of mine with so much flavor and easy to make for those special occasions. If you are looking to impress your family try this Best Ever Beef Wellington Recipe, Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib Recipe or Garlic Herb Butter Beef Tenderloin.

London Broil cut in slices plated on a white plate.

Best London Broil

Impress your family with this decadent, tender and juicy London Broil. You can’t go wrong with this beautiful displayed piece of meat. It is marinated in a sweet, salty with a hint of spice that will break through the toughness of the meat and infuse the meat with SO much flavor. This London Broil is so simple to make and comes together quickly.

London Broil is known to be broiled hence the name however it is not always the type of meat. When purchasing your London Broil ask your local butcher or search for the name tag for a London Broil round steak. This steak will seem to be tough but it will tenderize while being marinated. Once you marinate the steak you will broil the steak on high in the oven for a few minutes at time, flipping it in between. Let it rest before slicing then slice against the grain of the meat for easier slicing.

This London Broil recipe is so simple to make and only takes a few minutes to cook on each side. This can be made into a complete meal with green beans and potatoes. Your family will fall in love with this decadent perfectly tender London Broil on the first bite. It is a tried and true favorite!

London Broil steak placed in a ziplock bag with a marinade over it.

What Cut of Meat is Best Used for London Broil Recipe?

London Broil is not necessary the type of meat it is but the way you cook it. It is usually known as flank or top round steak that is marinated over night and then broiled on a high temperature in the oven. Flank or top round steak is known to be a tougher piece of meat but when marinated and broiled under high heat it is tenderized and cooked perfectly.

London Broil Ingredients

All the ingredients whisked together into one sauce to marinate in is just that simple for this steak broiled recipe.

  • Soy Sauce: A sweet and salty liquid sauce that adds so much flavor to this .
  • Lemon Juice: Sweet and juicy add in.
  • Olive Oil: Helps add the olive flavoring but also soaks in the steak.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Flavored with various seasonings mixed with a vinegar base.
  • Garlic: minced
  • Italian Seasoning: A mixture of basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.
  • Pepper and Salt: Just a pinch!
  • Red Pepper: Add some a little spice to you marinade.
  • London Broil Round Steak: A tougher meat that will be marinaded and tenderized before being broiled.

London Broil broiled and placed on a plate resting before slicing it.

How to Cook the Most Tender London Broil

  1. Whisk Together Marinade: Prepare the steak marinade by adding soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to a large gallon bag. Add the steak and let marinade for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Broil on high: Preheat the broiler to high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and put in a baking dish. Broil for 5-6 minutes and then flip to the other side and broil for 3-4 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare.
  3. Rest before slicing: Let the steak rest for 10 minutes and slice against the grain.

London Broil placed on a wooden cutting board being sliced in pieces with a knife.

What Temperature to Cook London Broil Round Steak

The internal temperature on a London broil should read 135 degrees for medium rare and 145 degrees for medium to well done. Before cutting the steak let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing into pieces. This will help it savor the juices and cut easier.

What to Serve with London Broil Steak

Impress your family with this beautiful cut of meat! When making this steak add Garlic Parmesan Green beans with Bacon, Dad’s Famous Mashed Potatoes and Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls for a complete meal.

London Broil sliced on a platter.

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London Broil sliced on a plate with roasted potatoes and green beans.

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Perfectly Tender London Broil

4.62 from 104 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
London Broil is a perfectly tender piece of meat after being marinated in a liquid mixture with spices and seasoning then broiled in the oven. A decadent dinner made easy!  
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Let marinade for 2 hours or overnight: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Prepare the steak marinade by adding soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to a large gallon bag. Add the steak and let marinade for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the broiler to high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and put in a baking dish. Broil for 5-6 minutes and then flip to the other side and broil for 3-4 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 for medium rare.
  • Let the steak rest for 10 minutes and slice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 54gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1173mgPotassium: 1010mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Looks absolutely delicious.
    Is there a lower sodium marinade..(even “lower sodium” soy is very high in sodium) that would work?

  2. The finished product ….. the picture….looks as if it has an after cooked marinade applied…if so, what is it?

  3. 4 stars
    We marinated it for around 6 hours and ended up cooking this 9 min on first side and 7 min on the second side. Our piece of meat was slightly under 2 pounds. It was tender and had good but mild flavor.

  4. 4 stars
    The trick is to poke holes in your meat before you marinate. (also, marinate for a couple days if you can) Its okay to do this with tougher cuts – and it comes out soooooooooooooo juicy.

  5. This is a great recipe. I used it for a 1lb piece of meat specifically labeled for “London Broil”. I halved all of the mentioned ingredients while also using the high setting for broil. I let the meat marinate in the fridge for 6 hours then dried it before putting it in the oven. I broiled both sides. The top side was broiled for 7 minutes then flipped and the second side was broiled for 5 minutes. I wrapped the meat in foil after taking it out of the oven then let the meat rest for 10 minutes.

  6. I’m making this tonight for dinner! It’s marinating still. Having it with corn on the cob and baked mac and cheese! I tenderized the meat and also whisked the marinate and then smothered the meat.

  7. Which is the best cut for a london broil? It seems every time we have one it is tough and stringy, filled with more connective tissues than edible meat? Every piece we’ve had for the past couple of years has been like that. Thanks.

  8. So I’m owing her marinade recipe, but modifying it for the grill/smoker. This is what I’m doing: getting my charcoal grill as hot as possible and searing on both sides. I have my pellet smoker set to 225 degrees and after the sear, I’ll put it in here until it reaches 125-130 internal. I’ll take it out, wrap it in tin foil, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. We will see how it goes, but in the mean time I hope this helps people think outside the box when it comes to cooking this.

  9. Mine need more time , I put broil for 6 minutes and flip for 4 mint still to much blood!! So put 3 more mint broil plus 5 mint on oven 350’