London Broil is a dish best served rare. Interestingly enough, it is also a dish not served in London. The origins are obscure but traditionally in America, London Broil is a cut of steak that has been marinated for a few hours then seared or broiled over high heat and sliced on the diagonal. The actual cut of meat can vary from flank steak or chuck roast to top round and even beef tenderloin. Whatever cut you use, make sure your Traeger is hot and your marinade is flavorful. You'll end up with a sensational meal every time.
Prep Time: 4-8 hours marinating time
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Hickory, Mesquite, Oak
• 1 2-1/2 to 3-pound beef top round shoulder
• Traeger Carne Asada Marinade, or your favorite beef marinade (below is an ingredient list for one of our favorites)
Marinade (combine all):
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Put the beef and the Traeger Carne Asada Marinade in a large resealable plastic bag or container. Turn to coat. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (High) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the meat from the marinade. If desired, pour the marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for two minutes, then remove from the heat. Strain, and let cool. Now you can use the marinade as a sauce. Keep warm.
Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Put the meat on the grill grate and grill 8 to 10 minutes per side, turning once with tongs, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 135 degrees F for rare. (Grill a few minutes longer if you prefer your London Broil medium-rare.)
Let the meat rest for 3 minutes before slicing thinly on a diagonal against the grain. Serve the warmed marinade as a sauce, if desired.