The Best Easy London Broil Recipe - delicious tender steak broiled to perfection in your oven!
There is nothing better than London Broil when you’re craving a quick and delicious steak - it has a ton of meaty flavor, and takes almost no work.
This London Broil was specifically designed to be made in your oven broiler at a perfect medium rare - so it is tender, juicy, and totally delicious.
London broil is naturally gluten and grain free, so this steak makes a delicious keto dinner - without having to fire up the grill!
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What is London Broil
London broil is a great way to make a whole meal out of an inexpensive cut of meat - it used to refer to only flank steak, but now is commonly made from lean, tougher cuts and usually refers to top round like we’re using in this recipe.
London broil is marinated to keep it tender and juicy, then broiled in the oven to medium rare perfection (you can cook longer for medium well, or well done.)
Because top round is tougher, it needs to be cooked HOT and FAST - making the broiler a perfect method for perfect London Broil!
London Broil Steak Marinade
The marinade in London Broil is critical, since we’re relying on it to help break down some of the connective tissue in this lean meat - and infuse tons of flavor.
You can change up the herbs as you see fit (I am known to double or even triple the amount of garlic - you can’t get enough garlic in my opinion) - but keep the amount of oil and vinegar the same. You can change up what kind of oil or vinegar you use - but be sure to use the same amounts.
How to Broil Steak
Always preheat your oven and broiler, and let it come to temperature before adding steak to oven.
I also try to add a cast iron pan or skillet to the oven when broiling steaks - so that the second the steak touches it it can cook, on both sides!
This seriously ups the temperature for your steak and helps you get a tender, juicy steak when you slice it.
Since top round doesn’t have much fat to render away, you want your steaks to cook as fast as possible - keep your steak close to the broiler (don’t let it touch or be close enough to have oil splatter start a fire), and cook it at as high a temperature you can get in your oven for the best results.
What to Serve With London Broil
London broil is an excellent keto dinner, because it is naturally gluten and grain free!
While sides like our garlic butter roasted potatoes, jalapeño cheddar bread, and the best easy mac and cheese ever pair perfectly with this tender steak, we’re providing a few delicious low-carb recipes below if you’re keeping a low carb diet:
For more keto side dishes, please visit our keto side dish archive here.
For more delicious easy side dishes, please visit our side dish recipe index here.
Other Easy Steak Recipes
We have a big thing for delicious beef recipes here at Sweet C’s - and steak is one of our favorites!
To get even more of our favorite steak recipes, click to see our steak archives here.
When is London broil done?
The internal temperature on a London broil should read 135 degrees for medium rare and 145 degrees for medium to well done.
London broil cooks extremely quickly under a broiler - about 6-7 minutes per side.
The Best Easy London Broil Recipe
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- 3 lb top round steak
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
- ½ tbsp fresh thyme
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Mince garlicIn a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, parsley, oregano, and thyme.
- Place steak into a casserole dish and pour marinade over the top.
- Cover, and place in the fridge for 3 hours. (If you are in a pinch 30 minutes minimum)
- Remove steak from the fridge and let come to room temp (this should take about 20 minutes)
- Place under broiler for 7 minutes each side.
- Remove from heat and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
- Cut pieces at an angle to serve. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 153mgSodium 652mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 52g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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