london broil

London Broil

Often confused with flank steak, London broil actually refers to a preparation style more than a specific cut of meat.

Our London broil comes from the top of the round primal, is the most flavorful of all the round steaks, and is extremely lean.

The traditional London broil is—you guessed it—treated to a marinade and then broiled. We recommend serving with a thick sauce or simple au jus.

How to Cook London Broil (from Frozen!)

The ButcherBox Kitchen has your guide to cooking London broil, even if you forget to thaw.

Our Favorite Recipe for London Broil

Marinating in a simple lemon and herb mixture brings great flavor to this lean cut from the top round.

london broil

Lemon Garlic Marinated Top Round London Broil with “Squoodles”

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Protein: Beef
Cut: London Broil / Top Round
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 ea ButcherBox Top Round London Broil
  • 2 c butternut squash ‘noodles’
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 4 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp thyme chopped
  • 2 Tbsp rosemary chopped
  • ¼ c olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 lemon juiced


  • Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Coat the steaks thoroughly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Let steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Preheat cast-iron skillet or grill pan on medium-high heat.
  • Sear Top Round London Broils on all 6 sides, for 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to sheet pan and finish in oven. Roast for 5-8 minutes, or until thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 120°F. Let rest for at least 8 min before slicing.
  • Preheat non-stick sauté pan to medium heat, and add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add garlic. When garlic begins to brown, add squash noodles and tomatoes and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until noodles have softened.
  • Add lemon juice, chili flakes, parsley and salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until mixed. Serve with sliced steak and enjoy!
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