London broil is a beloved dish but one that often doesn't result as intended. Have you ever cooked a London broil that was tough and unfit to eat? What's the best way to cook this cut of beef so that it is tender every time?
If you'd like to enjoy a juicy London broil allow us to share a few cooking tricks with you. These five recipes will help you cook the perfect London broil every time.
What is London Broil?
The term "London broil" refers to a method of preparation rather than a particular cut of meat. London broil is a flank steak (or sometimes a top round steak) served thinly sliced across the grain. It is an affordable cut of beef great for feeding a crowd.
London Broil: 5 Great Recipes
London Broil in the Oven
The classic way to prepare London broil is to make it in the oven. It's a good idea to marinate the steak beforehand as this will increase its tenderness (find some great marinade ideas here).
Once marinated, follow these easy steps:
- Set the broiler to 'high'
- Place the meat on a sheet pan
- Broil it for about 5 minutes on each side, depending on the size
- Allow the meat to rest for at least 5 minutes
- Make sure to slice it against the grain for optimum tenderness
London Broil in the Crock Pot
A surefire way to obtain a tender London broil is to prepare it in a slow cooker. Naturally, this method is ideal for busy days when you want to come home to a ready-made dinner. The long cooking time yields a tender cut of beef that is delicious.
Instant Pot London Broil
If you've got an Instant Pot consider yourself very lucky. You have the ability to prepare a melt-in-your-mouth London broil in less than an hour. The process is simple:
- use the sauté setting to brown the meat in a little vegetable oil
- partially cover with beef broth
- select the stew/meat setting
- allow for natural steam release
London Broil on the Grill
Use these tips from Youtuber Mark in the Pit for a superb marinated London broil prepared on the grill. The secret is to cook the meat quickly rather than let it sit on the grill for too long.
Sous Vide London Broil
For a tender London broil cooking it sous vide is your best bet. You'll need special equipment but the results are well worth it. Take a look at the video above to learn how to do it.