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How to Cook London Broil on the Stove

How to Cook London Broil on the Stove

Most people think that London broil cooks to perfection only in an oven. However, it is not so. You can cook it on the stovetop, and it will still be the juiciest steak you have ever enjoyed. So, if you are asking yourself how to cook London broil on the stove? Read ahead to find out.

What is London Broil?

The term London broil is actually used for a particular technique of marinating and cooking a piece of steak. London broil is a thick and boneless sirloin or flank steak. and is a delicious, rich, juicy dish loaded with intense beefy flavors.

Different Ways of Cooking London Broil

How to Cook London Broil on the Stove

There are two simple and quick ways of cooking London broil. These ways use different equipment but give the same results.

  • Oven: Most people cook London broil in an oven. That’s because it is quick and convenient. All you have to do is sear the meat in a hot cast-iron skillet. Then transfer the skillet to the oven until the meat is cooked through.
  • Stovetop: Another super easy and convenient way of cooking London broil is on the stove. Yes, that’s right! You don’t need an oven to cook London broil! You can easily cook it on the stovetop. All you have to do is heat the cast iron skillet, place the steak in it and cook it on each side for 3 minutes. Cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit for 5 minutes. Your perfectly cooked steak is now ready!

Tips for Cooking London Broil

Tip on How to Cook London Broil on the Stove

To ensure the steak is juicy and delicious, keep a few things in mind:

  • If you are using frozen steak, make sure to thaw it first. Simply take it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight until it is completely defrosted.
  • Bring the steak to room temperature before cooking. Simply take it out of the refrigerator and leave it on the kitchen counter.
  • If the steak cut is thicker, score it using a sharp knife and make crisscross patterns. This ensures tender meat.
  • Never, under any circumstances, place the steak on a cold or warm skillet. The skillet should be scorching hot!
  • Slice the meat thinly. The thinner, the better.
  • Keep a close eye on the internal temperature of the meat. It should be 130 degrees F, i.e., cooked from the edges and pink in the middle.
  • Make sure the steak is not overcooked, or it will dry out!

What sides go with London Broil?

Potato dish

Serve your London broil with a few of these sides and enjoy:

  • Mashed potatoes: Mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious and go well with every type of steak.
  • Salad: You can serve London broil with creamy potato salad, fresh corn salad, green bean salad, or macaroni salad.
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve it with either a single roasted vegetable or a combination of a few. Brussel sprouts, asparagus, carrots, and baby potatoes are common favorites.
  • Mushroom sauce: Creamy, rich, mushroom sauce is so satisfying and goes so well on London broil.

How to store leftover London Broil

You can store marinated London steak by placing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze marinated London broil for up to a month. Cover it in saran wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container.

You can also store cooked London broil. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can use the slices in a sandwich or panini the next day.

How to Cook London Broil On The Stove

How to Cook London Broil on the Stove

  • Preparation time: 6 minutes
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes
  • Resting time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 17 minutes
  • Servings: 34 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. London Broil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Pat the steak dry using a kitchen towel.
  2. In a small bowl, add soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, oregano, thyme, paprika, coriander, black pepper, and salt. Give the mixture a quick whisk.
  3. Place the steak in a large zip lock bag and pour the marinated mixture into it.
  4. Seal the bag and massage the steak so that it coats the steak.
  5. Place the zip lock bag in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight to marinate.
  6. Take the steak out of the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking so that it reaches room temperature.
  7. Place a cast-iron skillet on medium heat and let it heat until it is very hot.
  8. Take the steak out of the zip lock bag and place it on a plate. Season it with salt and black pepper.
  9. Place the steak on a cast-iron skillet and cook it for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook it for 3 minutes on the other side.
  10. Take the cast iron skillet off the heat using kitchen mittens.
  11. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil and let the steak rest for about 5 minutes.
  12. After 5 minutes, check the internal temperature of the steak. It should be 130 degrees F for medium-rare steak.
  13. Place the steak on the cutting board and slice it thinly.
  14. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and vegetables. Enjoy!

How to Cook London Broil On The Stove

Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Rest Time 5 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. London Broil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Pat the steak dry using a kitchen towel.
  • In a small bowl, add soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, oregano, thyme, paprika, coriander, black pepper, and salt. Give the mixture a quick whisk.
  • Place the steak in a large zip lock bag and pour the marinated mixture into it.
  • Seal the bag and massage the steak so that it coats the steak.
  • Place the zip lock bag in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight to marinate.
  • Take the steak out of the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking so that it reaches room temperature.
  • Place a cast-iron skillet on medium heat and let it heat until it is very hot.
  • Take the steak out of the zip lock bag and place it on a plate. Season it with salt and black pepper.
  • Place the steak on a cast-iron skillet and cook it for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook it for 3 minutes on the other side.
  • Take the cast iron skillet off the heat using kitchen mittens.
  • Cover it loosely with aluminum foil and let the steak rest for about 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, check the internal temperature of the steak. It should be 130 degrees F for medium-rare steak.
  • Place the steak on the cutting board and slice it thinly.
  • Serve alongside mashed potatoes and vegetables. Enjoy!

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