If you take piece of steak and marinate it for hours in spices and seasonings and then broil it in the oven, you end up with a London broil.
I’ll show you how to make this really tender and juicy meat dish at home. It may take some time for marination and broiling, but the preparation is pretty simple. You’ll have this one down in no time.
What Is London Broil?
This is the kind of meat dish that can really impress. It’s super juicy and decadently tender. It also looks gorgeous. The seasonings and spices work together to make for a somewhat salty and sweet dish that has some spicy hints to it.
All of this makes for very flavorful dish that really penetrates the meaty toughness.
Of course, the name London broil comes from the fact that this meat is broiled. You’ll be using a round steak, sometimes called a London broil round steak, to make this dish.
The meat will initially appear to be kind of tough, but after proper marination and broiling, it will be super tender.
You have to marinate it the right way, and you’ll need to broil it properly too, and if you do all that, the meat will be just sort of falling apart as you prod it with your fork.
It doesn’t take a long time to broil this meat, especially if you marinate it properly. You will only be cooking it for a few minutes on each side.
I like to serve it up with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, like green beans or carrots. You don’t have to feel like you need to season those other dishes very much since the London broil is so flavorful. I bet your entire family will love it.
How to Cook a London Broil
Let me share with you a recipe for how to cook London broil in the oven that uses a lot of ingredients to make it flavorful but a pretty simple marination cooking method.
- 2 pounds of London broil round steak
- 1/3 cup of soy sauce
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 pinch of red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
- ¼ cup of Worcestershire sauce
- Mix together all of your seasonings in a large resealable plastic bag. Add your steak to the bag and seal the bag closed, eliminating all excess air space. Allow the bag of steak marinade to rest in the fridge for a minimum of two hours. It can stay in there overnight as well.
- Prepare the broiler by preheating it to high heat. Take the steak out of the marinade and place it into a baking dish.
- Put your steak into the boiler and allow it to cook for five to six minutes. Flip it over and then additional three to four minutes.
- Let the steak rest before serving, giving it about 10 minutes.
Now you know how to cook London broil on the stove in a broiler, but the same method works if you’re using the oven broiler as well. How do you know when the steak is done cooking? For medium rare, it should reach an internal temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can use an instant read thermometer inserted into the middle of the steak to take your temperature region and determine if it’s done cooking.
How to cook London broil in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit? You should let it cook for about five or six minutes and then flip it over and cook for an additional three or four minutes, just like if you’re using the stovetop broiler.
Preheat the broiler to high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and put it 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 125 for medium rare.
How to Cook London Broil on the Grill
You can make this dish on the grill as well, and you’ll use the same marinating technique as before. If you’re grilling it, you may want to try some different seasonings, like a mixture of balsamic vinegar, ketchup, vegetable oil, sage, and thyme.
After your steak has marinated, you can heat up the grill, turning on all the burners. Cover your gas grill and allow it to heat for 15 minutes. Then, you can use a dry rub seasoning, like a combination of black pepper and paprika or a premixed dry rub.
Put your London broil round steak on the grill and cook it for a minute. Then, flip it over to the other side and cook for another minute. Keep doing that, flipping over every minute until it’s cooked all the way through. That should take about 5 to 10 minutes. It will depend on how big your steak is.
You’ll know it’s done cooking will reach is 125 degrees Fahrenheit, if you’re looking for medium rare. For a medium finish, let it reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to let your steak rest for about 10 minutes before you slice it or serve it, as that helps trap the juices and flavor inside.
How to Cook London Broil in Crock Pot
There’s one more quick method I want to share with you for how to cook your London broil, and that would be using a crockpot. The slow cooker will take a while, but it ensures a very tender and juicy cut of meat.
You don’t need to marinate your steak ahead of time for this, as the slow cooker helps work your seasoning into the steak. You can put your London broil steak into the slow cooker and add in water, soup stock, and seasonings, like garlic, salt, oregano, and basil (just to give you some idea of another seasoning combo you could use).
Set the crockpot to low and cover it, and then allow your steak to cook for six to seven hours.