8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

London broil recipes were very popular in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s because they were a way to take a less-expensive, tougher cut of meat and make it delicious. This marinated London broil is a great substitute for steak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Pierce steak with a fork. Add steak to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 3

Remove steak from bag; discard marinade. Scrape shallots and garlic from steak; discard shallots and garlic. Place steak on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak evenly with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches from heat for 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

RobertH's Review

July 24, 2010
Delicious! Critical to the success of this dish is to "pierce steak with a fork" - about 400 times. This tenderizes the inherently tough cut of meat by cutting through the connective tissue. I bought a Jaccard meat tenderizer (a needler) which performs this task admirably. I used 1 tsp dried thyme instead of fresh.

greta80's Review

May 29, 2013
Yummy! never cooked a london broil.. nor wanted to but thawed one accidentally. Found this recipe amongst several others and it sounded good and I had most of the ingredients. I used keylime juice in place of lemon and used fresh regular and lemon thyme and no oregano (not such a fan) and I couldn't stop picking it when it came out of the oven! Even the fat was delicious; which sounds gross, I know! I too have a lo/hi broiler option and went with lo as I didn't want to cook it too much per other reviews. It was perfect for our taste~

Whygal's Review

April 18, 2010
I have made this recipe twice once using the lemon juice and last night without the lemon(I forgot to buy a lemon!). I marinated the beef longer without the lemon and thought it had a much better flavor. The key to this cut of beef is to let it rest 5 to 10 minutes and to thinly slice it. My guests last night (12 of them) raved about the meal and wanted the recipe. I served it with a potato casserole and a huge tossed salad. I will make this again and again.


September 27, 2017
Absolutely delicious.  I used dried thyme vs fresh since its what I had on hand, used a meat mallet vs. fork piercing to tenderize the meat, and marinated it 24 hours, flipping once.

obxbaker1's Review

January 06, 2015
Marinated for two days, cooked on gas grill on high 5 minutes per side for perfect medium rare--was DELICIOUS!

love2coooook's Review

March 01, 2012
Superb marinade! Loved it! Marinated over night (only b/c my hubby didn't get home till late) and it was delic! Didn't bother scraping any of the shallots or garlic off and used dried thyme since I didn't have any fresh on hand. Yum! And easy! Def a weeknight meal....I would definately pierce away as much as you can to tenderize as other reviewers have sad. Will make again!

stampinwithmb's Review

September 24, 2011
I tried this recipe tonight but substituted onion and dried spices. I "scored" the London broil before marinating so the marinade would seep in. Turned out well. I would cook for a bit longer. I have a lo/hi setting on my broiler I did 7 min each side on low and it was a bit too pink for our liking. I served with roasted new potatoes (own recipe).

swoodness's Review

January 27, 2009
Simple and easy. I didn't have shallots on hand, so just used a little more garlic and it was delish. I made this for a weeknight celebratory meal since we don't eat much red meat - less than a pound takes care of my family of four well. Will definitely make again.

pdiana's Review

May 10, 2014
Excellent flavour. Added grated ginger and chopped onion. Used flank steak and marinated for 2 days. Would make again

GailFool's Review

June 07, 2009
Marinade is easy to make and made the steak delicious and so tender. I will make this recipe often!