Mom’s London Broil recipe

Here is my Mom’s recipe for London Broil. It’s actually made using the flank steak cut of beef.

London Broil, serves 4

  • broiling rack and pan (comes with most ovens)
  • fork
  • sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • oven with broiler


  • 2.5 lbs flank steak
  • garlic powder
  • Adolf’s meat tenderizer (found this at Times Supermarket on Oahu)


  1. Rinse off steak, leaving it wet so powders will stick
  2. Place steak on broiling rack
  3. Sprinkle first side liberally with garlic powder and tenderizer
  4. Stab with fork evenly all over
  5. Turn over and repeat sprinkling and stabbing
  6. [Can cover and refrigerate at this point if desired]
  7. Make sure there an oven rack placed as close to the top broiler element as possible, with room for the broiling rack and steak
  8. Set oven broiler to high, allow it to heat up for a minute
  9. Broil on each side for 5 minutes, with oven door slightly open. Adjust cooking time for particularly thin or thick steaks or desired doneness
  10. Place steak on cutting board
  11. Cut steak on bias in thin strips across the grain of the meat (usually perpendicular to the length of the steak)
  12. Serve immediately

That’s all there is to it. Thanks Mom!

While writing this up, I happened to stumble upon a flank steak recipe from John C Dvorak. Who calls soy sauce “soya sauce”? 🙂

3 thoughts on “Mom’s London Broil recipe

  1. Hongbing

    Awesome! Cooking is harder than programming. I will see whether I can apply it on the beef steak I bought the other day.

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