Killer London Broil | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Killer London Broil

Summer might be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to fire up the grill for a delicious London Broil.   This cut of round steak is marinated for extra flavor then grilled up to perfection.  I would definitely recommend grilling the steak to med-rare, as round can become tough if cooked to well or even medium.  

I love this marinade, and although 6 hours in the marinade will do, I prefer to let it marinade overnight for best flavor.  And full of flavor it is!  I have even used this marinade on chicken breasts.  The recipe comes from the Hard Rock Cafe, and I think it is probably one of the best I have found as marinades go. The recipe book I grabbed it from is quite old, and I don't even think this is an option on their menu any longer, but the marinade is a real winner and worthy of never being retired. 

Killer London Broil
from Hard Rock Cafe

Servings - approx. 8   Serving Size - 4 oz. cooked sliced meat   Points Plus per Serving - 4 Points+
Calories - 187.1,   Total Fat - 5.5g,   Carb. - 0g,   Protein - 32.3g,   Fiber - 0g
( I did not include the ingredients for the marinade in the nutrition information, as the meat doesn't really absorb any of it -- measured before and after and got same amount--just gets flavor from it) 

For the marinade:
2 TBS dark brown sugar
1 TBS beef base concentrate ( bouillon)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup canola oil
1 TBS fresh ground black pepper
3 TBS low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 cup warm water

2- 2 1/2 pound round roast for London Broil, trimmed (for best results, I use Certified Angus Beef® brand)

1.  Mix warm water with beef base and brown sugar, stir until dissolved.  Add all other ingredients, except roast, and mix well.  

2.  Put roast in gallon sized zipper bag and pour marinade on top.  Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.  Grill over medium-high heat until roast is med-rare.  Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.  Slice against grain at an angle.  

 I'll be honest with you, I made this roast sometime in June, I think.  The pictures have been sitting in my camera waiting to be posted since then!  An now that I am seeing them, I am thinking this needs to become an item on next week's menu!  It's really so easy.  You just need to have the time to let it properly marinade....then cooking it up is a breeze.  So it makes a great week night main dish.  Pair it with a nice garden salad and you've got a great end of summer meal.  

Round Steak is a pretty good deal calorie speaking.  It is fairly lean, and this is why you do need to not overcook it.  It is also pretty fairly priced and I have found that most of my grocery stores cut it specifically for London Broil.  


  1. Will be adding this to the list! Thank you!!!

  2. This is why I could never be vegetarian. You did such a fantastic job making sure the meat was perfectly cooked AND juicy :) YUM

  3. OH man....I wish i had this for dinner tonight! Looks great! :)

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  5. That does look great! I am not much of a beef eater but I bought a premarinated piece of beef at Trader Joes the other day. Hubby grilled it up and we loved it! It was nice for a change. This recipe sounds so good and easy too. I like easy.

  6. Love London Broil - its on sale at my store about every other week - I'll have to give this one a try!

  7. We love to grill out, especially in warm weather. I love quality beef and the sound of this marinade has me drooling. We will be trying this one, sometime soon! Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Had an okay flavor, but not very intense. Prefer the flavor of the dry packaged marinade from McCormick (?)(if I can find it). This just needs SOMEthing: more soy sauce?? I used 3 packets of low-sodium beef bouillon- maybe that was the problem. Also used 1 Large clove of garlic, but no pepper because I don't like it. Marinated it overnight.

    1. You definitely need the salt and pepper in this recipe. :)

  9. My family loves to eat this recipe during the bbq season. Thanks so much for sharing.


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