Grilled London Broil with Balsamic Fig Marinade
This irresistible London Broil is flavored to absolute perfection in a Balsamic Fig marinade before being grilled deliciously! Make this impressive beef top round roast dinner for friends, family, and whoever else you want to seriously treat.
Grilled London Broil with Balsamic Fig Marinade
So, what exactly is a London broil? Put simply, it’s a beef top round roast that’s marinated, then grilled or broiled to medium-rare before it’s thinly sliced and served to a happy audience! When it comes to steak dinners, this is one of my favorites to prepare and serve to hungry dinner guests. It’s just fancy enough to garner some serious attention, and beyond delicious enough to have everyone digging in.
The best part? This oh-so sophisticated seeming grilled London broil is a total breeze to make. The magic here is both in the marinade and the grilling technique, both of which are so simple that even the most novice of home chefs will have this impressive steak dinner nailed in no time. Don’t be surprised when you like this balsamic fig marinated steak more than what you’ve paid double for at a steakhouse – it’s that good!
Let’s talk about just how scrumptious that marinade is, shall we? It’s got a tangy note from the balsamic vinaigrette, delicious sweetness from the fig jam, and a hint of saltiness from the soy sauce. That’s not all though! It’s also got a great medley of herbs, lemon, and seasonings that are guaranteed to make your steak an aromatic and mouthwatering experience from the grill to the dinner table. Let’s dig in!
How to Make London Broil
Marinate, grill, enjoy. It’s pretty much that easy!
- Whisk. Whisk together the marinade ingredients and set aside.
- Pour. Add the steak to a zip top bag and pour the marinade over the steak.
- Marinade. Marinade for 4 hours or overnight.
- Grill. Preheat the grill to 450˚F for direct heat cooking. Remove the steak from the marinade and place it on the grill. Cook the steak for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer reaches 130-135˚F for medium rare.
- Rest. Remove the steak from the grill and tent with foil. Rest the steak for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.
We love to use this homemade fig jam for the marinade but you can use your favorite store brand to make it easier.
How Long to Marinade London Broil
So here’s the deal – I prefer to let it marinate overnight, that way the meat really has time to soak up and develop all of those complex flavors from the balsamic fig marinade. However, if you’re crunched for time, 4 hours will still do the trick! If you have enough time to prepare the marinade and allow the meat to sit for about 8 hours, then definitely go that route. And if you only have enough time for 4 hours of marinating, that still works too. You’ll have mouthwatering results either way!
Substitute for London Broil
While my preferred cut of meat to use in a London broil is a beef top round roast, there are other cuts you can use as well. Pretty much any lean, thick cut of beef will work well in this recipe. Flank steak is another very popular option. Either cut of meat will yield tender, flavorful results that sing true to a London broil.
What To Serve With London Broil
There are a bounty of side dishes that compliment this marinated steak dinner! While I usually stick to a classic pasta salad or simple tossed leafy green salad, you can really impress with so many other options. Potatoes Romanoff is a great steakhouse classic side dish, and it goes well with Grilled Asparagus in Foil. I love grilling the asparagus alongside the steak!
Round it all out with a Wedge Salad and you have a meal better than a restaurant.
Treat yourself to even more steak dinners – they’re delicious, and you deserve it!
- Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce
- Five Spice Teriyaki Grilled Flank Steak
- Grilled Filet Mignon
- Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Get the Recipe: Grilled London Broil Recipe
For the Balsamic Fig Marinade:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Fig Jam
- 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
For the London Broil:
- 1 2-pound beef top round roast, London Broil
- Whisk together the marinade ingredients and set aside.
- Add the steak to a zip top bag and pour the marinade over the steak.
- Marinade for 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the grill to 450˚F for direct heat cooking.
- Remove the steak from the marinade and place it on the grill.
- Cook the steak for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer reaches 130-135˚F for medium rare.
- Remove the steak from the grill and tent with foil.
- Rest the steak for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.
- Serve immediately.