London Broil

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ltbfd, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. ltbfd

    ltbfd Newbie

    Has anyone ever smoked a steak like a London broil and if you have what were the results
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To me it's a pretty tough of meat that does well with a long marinade and then flash cooked on a grill to no more than medium rare. Must be sliced thinly across the grain, much like a flank steak.
  3. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm with Chef Willie, there's not enough fat in them to take a long smoke, ...maybe why that's why they are called London BROIL.   [​IMG]

    JLRodriguez turned me onto his recipe for London Broil which we tried Friday night, very, very good.

    Season steak with salt and pepper, sear over high heat a couple of minutes, remove from grill and place on a piece of aluminum foil, place crumbled bleu cheese and some pear slices on top of the steak and close the foil, cook indirect until your particular doneness, very delicious if you like blue cheese.

    Enjoy and don't forget the Q-view.

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I jaccard them, rub some spices on them and high heat grill with some mesquite chunks. That way I still get some smokiness to them. [​IMG]
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I grind them into ground beef
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like the guys have you covered.
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They will do good burgers
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in the (hi heat) category
  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Crock pot fodder.. Add seasoning and make taco meat.

    If you can get your butcher counter to slice it thinly (like 1/8 to 3/16 thick) across the grain like big lunchmeat, then you can marinade in oj and onions for some great carne asada.

    I have never tried to smoke one..
  10. I like to use London Broil for jerky. 
  11. ltbfd

    ltbfd Newbie

    thank you everyone who replied I'll look into something different for beef.
  12. I make jerky out of it or grill it quick. Sliced thin makes some good french dips too.
  13. pepper it heavily, salt, sear, and serve with fungi.

    mmmmm... steak and mushrooms on the cheap!
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rare Steak;

    works with London Brol (Flank Steak), just dont have a pic
    • Eye round roast sliced to 1" thick slices.
    • Salt for 45 minutes.(room temperature)
    • Rinse, pat dry rest 15 minutes.
    • Jaccard tenderized both sides
    • Grill 2 minutes, turn, grill 1 minute (crosshatch)
    • Flip, Grill 1 minute,  turn, grill1 minute (crosshatch)
    Rest 10 minutes
    Foil for Medium Rare



    As far as the smoker goes I wouldn't try it
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  15. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL. Yeah, it really sucked. [​IMG]

    Had to replace the photos on this original 2007 thread. We usually take them to 135 to 140º internal, then foil them for an hour to hour and 1/2.

    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  16. voldaddy

    voldaddy Meat Mopper

    I have smoked several LB's and they turned out great.

    I smoked to 125, foiled and rested in a cooler for an hour, sliced against the grain, and they were delicious. We made some fajitas with them.

    Hell, people have smoked lobster tails...beef will take the smoke well.

    I marinated mine in Dale's and also injected it into the meat and used hickory.

    It's a quick and easy smoke. Give it a shot and see if you like it.
  17. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude that is sweet, I haven't had any success with Flank on the smoker, I gotta try it again on Frank, yours looks amazing.

    I am trying it this weekend, did you jaccard or did the marinade help tenderize, what is the marinade?

    You said you seared for 2.5 minutes, was that total sear time for one side or both sides.
  18. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I smoke LB all the time and love it.  I just use a rub and maybe evoo and toss on the smoker till it hits 140-145.  If there are left overs I dice up and make a batch of Dutche's beans and toss the meat in.  Everyone loves the beans with smoked LB in it.  Every once in a while I do get a bad piece of meat that is tough. 
  19. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well the concoction we made was Mojo Crillio. I usually marinade with it over night and then add a little of Jeff's rub before putting it on the smoker. Remember to cut it thin and across the grain. And yes, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Sometimes I don't even bother with it.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  20. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If I sear a total 5 minutes the thing will be near done.

    What do you think of substituting with Italian dressing?

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