Monday, July 13, 2009

Marinated London Broil

I started making this tasty version of beef many, many years ago. I discovered London Broil as an inexpensive, yet delicious, cut of meat and began preparing it a number of ways. This is one of my favorite. It can be made on the grill or in the oven (under the broiler) so it's great year-round. And the marinade infuses it with delicious flavor.

London Broil is a cut of round steak that is very lean, so it needs marinating or tenderizing (pounding with a meat mallet!) and doesn't need to be cooked very long. You'll get the best results for London Broil when it is rare to medium-rare.

Prepare the marinade by combining the condiments and sugar in a blender.

Add the ginger, garlic and the chopped onion to the liquids. (I didn't have fresh ginger so I just used a couple "shakes" of powder.)

Whirl until combined!

Place the steak in a shallow baking dish, or other container with a lid (I just use tupperware.) Cover with the marinade.

Refrigerate the steak for at least three hours or overnight. You can grill or broil the steak, about 6 or 7 minutes on each side for rare.

When it's done, let the meat stand for about 5 minutes before slicing. This helps the steak retain its juices (although you wouldn't know from the juice all over the cutting board!).

I also love the leftovers from this recipe - slices of steak go well in salads and in sandwiches. Yesterday I made a great sandwich using the steak, sauteed onions and mushrooms, roasted red peppers and fresh tomatoes on garlic bread! Yum!! I can hardly wait for lunch today!

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Marinated London Broil

3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. Oriental sesame oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chopped, pared fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 round steak for London Broil (2 pounds)

Combine the soy sauce, sugar, mustard, oil, onion, ginger, garlic and pepper in a blender. Whirl until combined. Place steak in a shallow baking dish or other container that you can cover. Pour marinade over steak and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.

Grill or broil steak for 6-7 minutes each side for rare. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


  1. That looks really good! BTW, I've found that you can freeze fresh ginger and just scrape off as much as you need.

  2. I do something somewhat similar with flank steak (had it last night) and it is so yummy! Thanks for another idea.

  3. Looks yummy! I wonder if Wal-mart carries that? Oh well I will have to check. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh yum!!!!
    Sounds good to me :)

  5. That marinade looks awesome!


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