London Broil is an inexpensive, thick, chewy cut of  beef with practically no marbling. With a tendency to be even a little gamy, it can be a challenge to cook and make enjoyable.

Now, I don’t use the gas grill that often any more. It’s certainly not my go to grill, for that I rely on my Weber kettle, but there are plenty of times when the time it takes to get the right charcoal fire going isn’t available, and others when a cook time of less than 30 minutes just doesn’t justify it. So, having a gas grill in your arsenal is still a must, and this recipe is perfect for it.

Quite some time ago I stumbled upon a great technique on Cook’s Illustrated that turns this cut into a successful weeknight meal.

The two keys are proper prep, and searing it at a high heat, flipping it from side to side often during the course of grilling.

You can see their whole recipe here, but here’s how I did it as there are some practical issues like not thinking about your steak the night before and having to whip it up with less planning.

  1. Pat the steak dry with paper towels, then generously season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
  2. Next, coat it with oil – vegetable oil will do but feel free to use an inexpensive olive oil if you wish.
  3. 20 minutes before you want to cook, light the gas grill, leave it on high.
  4. At 15 minutes, clean with your grill brush and oil the grates using a folded paper towel, and then close the lid is for another 5 minutes.
  5. To cook, take it right to the grill. Keeping the grill on high, let it cook with the lid closed for two minutes, flip it and repeat 5 to 7 more times every two minutes.
  6. Using a meat thermometer check the temp after the 6th rotation and each one thereafter until it hits your desired doneness (125° F for med/rare, 135° F for medium, 14o° F for med/well, and 150° F for well done).
  7. Remove the steak from the grill, cover with heavy duty aluminum foil and rest for 5-10 minutes.
  8. To serve, slice horizontally against the grain in thin, 1/4″ slices.

Voila! Serve with a starch, a veg of your choice and a fresh salad and you have a great family dinner that’s as sure to please as it is to satisfy y
our family’s hunger.

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