Dinner Plans: London Broil

Prep 3 Delicious Meals from 1 Easy London Broil Recipe

London broil on a cutting board

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If you’re already cooking one steak, you might as well cook two and save the second one to incorporate into two different meals throughout the week. This London broil keeps well in the refrigerator and can be easily stretched into stir-fries and salads that are heavier on the vegetables than meat.

Game Plan

Prep Time: 1 hour (plus at least 4 hours marinating)

  1. Double the steak recipe. 
  2. Organize and prep ingredients for Dinners 2 and 3 while the steak marinates. 
  3. Cook one steak as directed until medium-rare. Cook the other one slightly less, since it will be heated again as you prepare Dinners Two and Three. 
  4. Serve the medium-rare steak right away, then halve the rest and refrigerate in separate containers. Label one stir-fry and one salad.

Prep Day Steak and Potatoes

Time: 1 hour

London broil and baked potatoes is one of the all-time classic dinner combinations. If you have time, add creamed spinach on the side, or something a bit lighter, like sautéed spinach, to cut the richness. 

Marinated London Broil
Marinated London Broil. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images

Getting Dinner on the Table

  • Adjust recipe for baked potatoes to make 4 (instead of 6). 
  • Begin baking the potatoes in the last 30 minutes of marinating the steaks. Don't forget to bring the steaks to room temperature before broiling. 
  • Buy already-rinsed spinach and cook it while the steak rests.
  • Offer bowls of butter, sour cream, and minced chives for topping the baked potatoes.
  • If any steak is leftover, add to the container labeled "salad."

Stir-Fry Night

Time: 30 minutes

Stir-fries are lightning-fast by nature. This beef and vegetable one, made with pre-cooked steak, lets you serve a healthy, tasty weeknight dinner in record time. Pair it with white rice.

Beef and vegetable stir fry in a bowl of rice
Beef and vegetable stir fry. jjpoole/E+/Getty Images

Getting Dinner on the Table

  • Use 2 cups sliced steak (about half of one of the cooked London broil) in place of the roast beef.  
  • Substitute 1 pound mixed chopped fresh vegetables (broccoli florets, snow peas, and thinly sliced carrots, for example) for the frozen ones, depending on what’s in season. 
  • Cook the rice while you make the stir-fry.

Steak Salad Night

Time: 15 minutes

Stretch the remainder of the cooked London broil into a main-course salad that will satisfy even the heartiest appetites. Make the dressing up to 1 day ahead to save time just before serving the salad. Serve a sliced baguette on the side.

Steak Salad
Katie Workman / themom100.com.

Getting Dinner on the Table

  • Use the remainder of the cooked steak, either at room temperature or quickly cooked on the stovetop until heated through. 
  • Double all other ingredients.
  • Skip the first 3 steps of the recipe and start with step 4.
  • Add sliced avocado to bulk up the salad.

Essential Info

Making quick weeknight dinners is easier when you start with a few building blocks. Dinner Plans is a realistic roadmap to help you achieve that goal, by putting in a few hours of work (planning, shopping, and prepping) at the outset. Preparing a big batch of one ingredient (protein, vegetables, or grains) gives you the flexibility to plan a variety of meals. And who knows? You just might discover your new favorite weeknight recipe in the process!

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