Grilled Marinated London Broil

I have never been a big London Broil fan, but when one mysteriously showed up in my grocery bag last week (along with a ham steak and filet mignon I also didn’t purchase — score!) I decided to make good use of it. In general, London Broil can be tough, so it’s always wise to marinate it first — and the longer the better.

I set off in search of a recipe that was both highly rated and contained ingredients currently located in my pantry. Not always an easy order to fill, but I got lucky! The boys and I loved this, and there was not a scrap left over. I served it with some green beans and everyone’s favorite potatoes. This is a simple, versatile marinade I will be using again for sure.

Grilled Marinated London Broil from Epicurious, original recipe here


  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds top-round London broil


Mince the garlic to a paste with salt and in a blender blend with the salt, red wine, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and honey.

In a heavy-duty sealable plastic bag, combine London broil with marinade. Seal bag, pressing out excess air, and put in a shallow baking dish. Marinate steak, chilled, turning occasionally, at least 4 hours and up to 24.

Bring steak to room temperature before grilling. Remove steak from marinade, letting excess drip off, and grill on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals, 7 to 9 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes.

Holding a knife at a 45-degree angle, cut steak across grain into thin slices.


3 thoughts on “Grilled Marinated London Broil

    • As my friend Rose said, the meat fairy paid me a visit! But I think after a lifetime of leaving food at the store (usually THE thing I came in for and not the other junk I wound up buying), I was due some good shopping karma. I know from experience that if you forget stuff, our store just lets you come back for it, so I didn’t feel too bad. (Although a better person would have made the trip back to return it…)

  1. I love London Broil. I would eat it once a week. I will try the marinade as soon as I can gather all the ingredients (and gf soy sauce). I tend to broil mine in the oven but I bet that won’t make much of a difference.

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