London Broil
London Broil

London Broil is a method of cooking rather than a specific cut of beef. It typically involves marinating and broiling or grilling a relatively tough cut of beef, such as flank steak or top round steak, to make it tender and flavorful. Here’s a basic recipe for preparing London Broil:


  • 1 to 1.5 pounds of beef (flank steak or top round steak)
  • Marinade (see below for a basic marinade recipe)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare the Marinade:
  • In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and whisk until well mixed.
  1. Marinate the Beef:
  • Place the beef in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the beef, making sure it’s well-coated. Seal the bag (if using) or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Turn the beef occasionally to ensure even marinating.
  1. Preheat the Grill or Broiler:
  • Preheat your grill or broiler to high heat.
  1. Remove from Marinade:
  • Take the beef out of the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off. Pat the meat dry with paper towels.
  1. Season:
  • Season the beef with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  1. Grill or Broil:
  • Place the beef on the grill or under the broiler. For medium-rare, cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the meat and your preferred level of doneness.
  1. Rest:
  • Remove the beef from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, making the meat juicier and more tender.
  1. Slice Thinly:
  • Slice the London Broil thinly against the grain. This is important for tender slices.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the sliced beef with your favorite side dishes. London Broil is often served with vegetables, potatoes, or a fresh salad.

London Broil is known for its delicious, well-seasoned, and tender slices of beef. The marinating process helps break down the toughness of the meat and infuses it with flavor. Enjoy your homemade London Broil!