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.
That sounds like a great marinade and it looks like you cooked your steak perfectly! Yum!
(Now how do you get people to put extra meat in your shopping bag??)
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…)
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.