The Best Way to Cook London Broil in the oven requires 2 simple steps... Searing then Baking.
With these 2 simple steps, you can have a perfectly cooked London Broil on the dinner table in no time.
I have to admit the first time I bought London Broil I really didn't know how it should be prepared. It was on sale at my favorite local market, so I tossed it in my basket and thought "what the heck" let's give it a try. I purchased it and went on my merry way.
Although I really didn't know the Best Way to Cook London Broil at the time, I figured keeping it simple would be key to my London Broil success.
Best Way to Cook London Broil in the Oven
The steps I highlight in this section are recommended if you want a perfectly cooked London Broil that's simple, flavorful and tender.
Season: Do not be afraid to add a good amount of kosher salt to your London Broil. In my opinion, this type of steak requires a lot of salt if you want the maximum amount of flavor. However, if you're on a low sodium diet, use salt sparingly or adapt according to your specific diet needs. Also, feel free to add other seasonings if you choose.
Sear: Searing your London Broil FIRST before baking it in the oven is a MUST. The caramelized outer coating that's formed from the searing process adds to the depth of flavor, seals in juices, and takes your London Broil to the next level.
- Use a cast iron skillet, oven-proof skillet, or dutch oven
- Allow your skillet to get hot enough that it creates a sizzling sound when adding your meat (you can test your skillet by adding a few sprinkles of water - if the water sizzles your pan is ready)
- (Optional) Before searing my London Broil, I fried a sprig of rosemary in the oil before placing my London Broil in the pan to sear for added flavor.
Bake: After creating a beautiful crusty outer coating from the searing process, place the skillet in the oven and continue cooking to your desired doneness. My family prefers their steak cooked just until no longer pink, so baking for 10 to 15 minutes was perfect.
Finishing touch: Once I removed the London Broil from the oven, I decided to finish it off by topping it with a bit of butter and allowed it to drizzle down the sides. (If on Whole30, use clarified butter for the same added richness).
Seared both sides of the London Broil then placed in oven to bake
After baking, drizzle pan juices over the top of the London Broil, allow it to rest to for 5 minutes to retain its juices, and slice thinly against the grain
What is the best temperature to cook London Broil
The best temperature to cook London Broil is 400 degrees. If you're oven cooks fast drop the temperature down to 350 degrees.
More importantly, a meat thermometer is the most accurate way to check if the meat is done. The internal temperature will depend on your preference:
- Internal temperature of 135 degrees is for medium rare
- Internal temperature of 145 degrees is for medium to well done
If you're looking for low-carb side dishes to pair with this simple London Broil, try these:
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Best Way To Cook London Broil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 london broil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1/2 tbsp clarified butter or regular butter optional
- 2 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Wash London broil and pat dry with paper towels, season both sides liberally with kosher salt, season with pepper and/or other seasonings of your choice. Set aside.
- To a skillet or oven-proof pan, add extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add a sprig of rosemary and pan fry just until rosemary turns brown. remove fried rosemary from heat and set aside.
- Add the London broil to the hot skillet and begin to sear one side for about 6 minutes or until you see a beautiful brown crusty outer coating. flip the London broil over and keep skillet on the stove for an additional 3 or so minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the stove and place in the preheated oven and bake to your desired doneness. If you prefer your meat cooked just until no longer pink, then bake between 10 to 15 minutes. If you prefer medium rare bake maybe for 7 minutes at first. (My family prefers just until no longer pink).
- Finish it off by topping with clarified butter or regular butter and allowing it to drizzle down the sides. Baste London broil with pan juices and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before cutting. After the meat has rested, slice the London broil thinly against the grain.