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Grilled Marinated London Broil

by Katie Workman  •  July 26, 2014

I hope this doesn’t piss off the London Broil council, but I have never understood why London Broil was such a popular cut of meat. Supposedly it’s great grilled or broiled ( really, as it should be) or seared, but most of the time when I’ve tried it I’ve ended up with a tough steak, one that my family chews politely for way too long. And sometimes not that politely.

So when OXO sent me a bunch of great new grilling tools to try out this summer, and a meat tenderizer was in the package, my first thought was to try it out on a piece of London Broil. The kids were at camp so Gary was my guinea pig.  And Cooper.  More on that.

Now I get the whole tenderizing thing. Nicely done, OXO.

But first, you’ll probably be interested in getting these cool new gadgets for yourself.  OXO is letting us give away 3 sets of the same tools I got to play with.  Click here to enter to win your very own set.

Step by step:

First, I made the marinade using the cute salad dressing shaker.

Marinade in OXO container


Then I used that cool and funky little bladed meat tenderizer press to get the meat ready for marinating.

OXO tenderizer About to tenderize meat tenderized meat with OXO container on the side filled with marinade IMG_5841


Poured the marinade over the meat.

pouring marinade on meat

Marinated the meat for about 6 hours in the fridge.

marinating meat

Grilled it over high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side, then let it sit for 5 minutes to reabsorb juices and finished cooking off the fire.  And sliced it.

sliced london broil

Let’s just say that I’ll be making this again when the boys get home from camp.

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 pound London broil ( at least 1 inch thick, preferably 1 ½ inches thick)

  1.  In a container, combine the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper (go lightly on the salt because of the soy sauce).
  2. Tenderize the meat if possible (this is where I used the cool OXO gadget; if you wanted to pound it a bit or score it with a knife, or use another method of tenderizing please do).
  3. Poured the marinade over the meat. Cover, and marinate the meat for 6 to 24 hours in the fridge.
  4. Preheat a grill to high. Grill the steak for 4 to 5 minutes per side, basting it with the marinade left in the bowl or container.
  5. Let it sit for 5 minutes to reabsorb the juices.
  6. Slice on the diagonal and understand how London Broil can taste so good.

Or ask my dog. Gary and Cooper had their little Lady and the Tramp moment.  I know; this is ridiculous. Sometimes we just need to be ridiculous.

Gary and Cooper sharing London Broil


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  1. Aug 23, 2014
    @ 11:39 AM
    ColleenB. says ....

    I love kitchen gadgets and that meat tenderizer along with the sald dressing shaker look awesome and would be very useful for sure


    • Aug 28, 2014
      @ 15:53 PM
      Katie Workman says ....

      They are very cool gadgets, Colleen!


  2. Aug 4, 2014
    @ 19:31 PM
    ewhatley says ....

    love that handy gadget for tenderizing – I would use that all the time since we buy budget cuts


    • Aug 5, 2014
      @ 09:15 AM
      Katie Workman says ....

      it was quite a game changer!


  3. Aug 3, 2014
    @ 18:15 PM
    Charlotte Bowling says ....

    could use this summe4r


  4. Aug 1, 2014
    @ 10:53 AM
    Charlotte Bowling says ....



  5. Jul 28, 2014
    @ 19:56 PM
    Maria C says ....

    Cool tools! Too bad that Grilled London Broil isn’t included. It sure made me craving for one.


    • Aug 1, 2014
      @ 11:16 AM
      Katie Workman says ....

      that would have been smart.


  6. Jul 28, 2014
    @ 17:03 PM
    Christina G says ....

    This London Broil look mighty delicious! #OXO #TheMOM100Blog


    • Jul 28, 2014
      @ 17:05 PM
      Katie Workman says ....

      I’ve already made it again!


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