London Broil Recipe

London Broil Recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
364 Calories
18g Fat
3g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 364
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 416mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

London broil is not a cut of beef, but instead a way to prepare it. London broil is usually made with a top round steak, but can also be done with flank steak or sirloin steak.

The secrets to a great London broil are a flavorful marinade and slicing thinly against the grain. Leftover London broil makes great cold roast beef sandwiches. It's also great served with some homemade brown gravy.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 2 pounds boneless top round "London Broil" steak (about 2-inches thick)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, garlic, and rosemary.

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  3. Place the beef on a plate and poke both sides all over with a fork.

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  4. Transfer to a plastic freezer bag and pour in the marinade. Seal and refrigerate overnight.

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  5. When ready to cook, turn the broiler on high.

  6. Remove the London broil from the marinade and pat dry.

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  7. Salt generously and rub in the freshly ground black pepper on both sides. Place on a broiler pan or other oven-safe pan.

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  8. Broil about 8 inches under the flame for approximately 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium-rare (internal temperature of 130 F).

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  9. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil; let rest for 10 minutes.

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  10. To serve, cut against the grain into very thin slices.

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  11. Serve hot, topped with any juices from the plate on which it rested.

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Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat-resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.