Grilled marinated London broil is one of the best beef dishes around. Well, that is my opinion. Wait, go ahead and ask Big – she will tell you the same thing.
Did you realize that London broil is actually not a cut of meat, but the name refers more to the way the beef is cooked?
Typically London broil is marinated for at least a couple hours and then seared on high heat on a grill or in the oven. Both ways of cooking this cut of meat are tasty, but I prefer the little extra flavor you get when grilling it.
GRILLED MARINATED LONDON BROIL
To help the marinade really soak into the steak and get the best flavor, score the meat about 1/2 inch deep across the top and bottom of the London broil.
If you are using a gas grill (my favorite way of grilling) make sure you heat the grill to medium. I have 4 burners on my grill, so I heat half of them to high and half to low. Once the London broil has seared, I turn all of the burners on low. I want a nice, slow cook on the meat.
How long should you cook the grilled marinated London broil?
- For rare: 2 minutes for a 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeter) steak, 2-3 minutes for a 3/4 inch (1.9 centimeter) steak, 3-4 minutes for a 1 inch (2.54 centimeter) steak.
- For medium: 3-4 minutes for a 1/2 inch steak, 4-5 minutes for a 3/4 inch steak, 5-6 minutes for a 1 inch steak.
- For well-done: 5-6 minutes for a 1/2 inch steak, 6-7 minutes for a 3/4 inch steak, 8-9 minutes for a 1 inch steak. (I really don’t suggest well done, your meat will come out tough)
How do I know my grilled marinated London broil is done?
- When your London broil is a nice brown color and you pierce it with a fork in the thickest part of the meat feels tender, your steak is done.
- You can also check to see if it is done using a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat – it should read 135°F for medium rare.
When you take the steak off the grill, place it on a serving platter, cover with a piece of foil (create a tent) and let it rest for about 10 minutes. During this time, I finish up any sides dishes or set the table.
When making this grilled marinated London broil, make sure to cut it across the grain. This will give you a more tender piece of meat. Not sure how to cut agains the grain? Here is a great video regarding this subject: Click HERE.
It is also important to note that London broil is a cut of meat that is better cooked rare. Over cooking will give you a tough piece of meat that you won’t be able to chew.
Grilled Marinated London Broil
Get your grill hot and get this steak on the table quickly. Your family will love it.
- 2 - 3 pounds London Broil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 TBL sea salt
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients in a zip top bag or place in a baking dish and cover. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Can be left over night.
Light a grill to medium
Cook until it is the temperature you want:
For rare: 2 minutes for a 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeter) steak, 2-3 minutes for a 3/4 inch (1.9 centimeter) steak, 3-4 minutes for a 1 inch (2.54 centimeter) steak.
For medium: 3-4 minutes for a 1/2 inch steak, 4-5 minutes for a 3/4 inch steak, 5-6 minutes for a 1 inch steak.
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