My Father’s LONDON BROIL Recipe

By Brad Barrett

December 8, 2015

Prep Time

10 mins

Grill Time

20 mins

Total Time

30 mins

London Broil was my Father’s signature dish. When I saw it marinating in the fridge I knew we were in for a feast. In honor of Father’s Day we dusted off Dad’s recipe.



London Broil- choose a thicker cut -minimum 2″- even 4” is OK (it will take 45 minutes)

Catalina Dressing

Cracked Pepper


Step 1

Using a fork, pierce the London Broil on both sides. Just pricking the surface to allow more marinade to penetrate the meat

Step 2

Use a suitable size baking dish to hold the London Broil in a sea of Catalina Dressing

Step 3

Crack Pepper over the the meat and again when your turn the meat in the marinade

Step 4

Marinade for 6-12 hours turning once

Step 5

Medium to Medium High Heat (450F-550F- not too hot for especially thicker cuts) Plan on 10 minutes per side

Step 6

Lift and TWIST (not turn) after 5 minutes (it may stick a bit at first as the sugar burns and caramelizes)

Step 7

TURN after 10 Minutes

Step 8

Check for doneness after 15 minutes

Step 9

Use a thermometer and if it passes 120F- time to take it off, as it will continue to cook and likely reach 130F which is Medium Rare RED (not rare purple)

Step 10

For extra large cuts. grill on sides for 5-10 minutes as well. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before carving. I mention carving because I remember my Father using an electric knife to cut beautiful slices at a slight angle. Another nice thing about London Broil is that there will be several pieces that are more medium on the ends and the center cuts will be rare.

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