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London Broil Recipe

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London broil with fruit and vegetables
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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 being sliced thinly against the grain. Leftover London broil makes great cold roast beef sandwiches. This is also great served with some homemade brown gravy.

Makes 6 Portions of London Broil

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 lb boneless top round "London Broil" steak, about 2-inches thick
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • salt as needed


In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, garlic, and rosemary, and Place the beef on a plate and poke both sides all over with a fork. Transfer to a plastic freezer bag and pour in the marinade. Seal and refrigerate overnight.

Turn broil on high. Remove the London broil from the marinade and pat dry. Salt generously, and rub in the freshly ground black pepper, on both sides. Place on a broiler pan, or other oven-safe pan. Broil about 8 inches under the flame for approximately 6-7 minutes per side for medium rare - internal temp of 130 degrees F.

Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil; let rest for 10 minutes. To serve, cut against the grain into very thin slices. Serve hot, topped with any juices from the plate on which it rested.
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 5 out of 5
yummmm!, Member cclarkdlds

this was very moist and tender. I didn't have balsamic vinegar so I substituted with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing for the marinade and it worked perfect! The only suggestion I would make is taking it out around 135 (or possibly higher) for medium rare. I took out at 130 and it was very rare. I love it rare but the rest of my family doesn't....

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