London broil

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London broil

London broil is a beef dish made by broiling marinated beef, then cutting it across the grain into thin strips. Despite its name, the dish and the terminology are North American, not British.[1][2]


Although butchers may label top round steak or roast "London broil", the term does not refer to a specific cut of meat but to a method of preparation and cookery.


The preparation of London broil typically involves marinating the meat for several hours followed by high heat searing in an oven broiler or outdoor grill. It is then served in thin slices, cut across the grain. If cut and used for sandwiches, the meat is usually rarer than traditional roast beef.

In Canada[edit]

In parts of central Canada, a ground meat patty wrapped in flank or round steak is known as a London broil. Some butchers will wrap the flank steak around a concoction of seasoned and ground or tenderized flank steak. Others sell a pork sausage patty wrapped in flank or top round steak labelled as London broil. Another variant, popular in Southern Ontario, is a London broil "loaf", wherein the tenderized flank steak exterior is wrapped around minced and spiced veal as the filler. In some regions, bacon will be added between the flank steak and the veal grind.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "London broil - Definition of London broil in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries - English.
  2. ^ Randal, Oulton, (15 February 2004). "London Broil".