How Long to Cook a London Broil


When you are preparing to cook a London Broil, there are a few things that you need to know. This will ensure that your meat is cooked to the right temperature and that it tastes delicious!

Preparing Your London Broil

  • Remove meat from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of the steak with salt, pepper and any additional seasonings you wish (I like to use garlic powder).
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and let it get hot before adding your London broil. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side until browned on all sides. Remove from heat, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing into thin strips against the grain of the meat (that means you should slice it across its width rather than lengthwise).

Cooking a London Broil to a Safe Internal Temperature


  • Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your London Broil, but keep in mind that cooking it to a safe internal temperature is just as important.
  • For best results, insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the meat and remove from oven when it reaches 145F to 160F (63C to 71C).

A way to cook your meat to the right internal temperature is by following a guide.

You can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your London broil. The USDA recommends cooking foods to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius). This is the temperature at which bacteria in food are killed, so it’s important that you don’t eat rare or medium-rare meats (the only exception being steak tartare).

A good way to make sure that your meat reaches this recommended safe temperature is by using a guide for how long it should take you cook a London broil based on its thickness and desired doneness level.


London broil is a great cut of meat to cook, but it can be tricky to know when it’s done. This guide will help you get the most out of your London broil by showing you how long it takes to cook this cut and how much heat is needed for each level of doneness.

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