This London broil marinade is made with a savory blend of olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and plenty of herbs and spices. It takes just minutes to put together and produces tender and juicy meat each and every time!

My family loves steak, whether it’s a tender steak flavored with teriyaki marinade, skirt steak marinade, rib eye with garlic butter, steak fajitas or a succulent London broil steak prepared with this easy marinade.

This London broil marinade is made with a savory blend of olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and plenty of herbs and spices. This London broil marinade is made with a savory blend of olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and plenty of herbs and spices.

Meat cooked in London broil marinade, then sliced.

London broil is a versatile and flavorful cut of meat that’s great for feeding a crowd. My favorite way to prepare this cut is with this super flavorful London broil marinade. You’ll never want to prepare steak any other way again!

What is London broil?

Many people think that London broil is a specific cut of meat, but it’s actually a method of preparation that involves marinating a roast, then either grilling or broiling it and cutting it into thin slices. Some of the types of meat that may be labeled as London broil include top round, flank steak or sirloin. These cuts are not always the most tender, which is why it’s important to marinate the meat to tenderize it and be careful not to overcook it.

Marinade ingredients including lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, herbs and spices.

How do you make London broil marinade?

This marinade is a blend of soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning and a variety of spices. Whisk everything together in either a large bowl or a gallon sized freezer bag. Add your meat, then let it marinate and cook as desired.

Tips for the perfect marinade

  • This marinade can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, which makes it perfect to prepare in advance if you’re entertaining. You can even freeze your marinade for up to 2 months if need be! If you make the marinade ahead of time, the olive oil may solidify in the fridge. Simply remove the marinade from the fridge about 20 minutes before you plan to use it, and the olive oil will liquefy again.
  • Feel free to swap in a low sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your salt intake. You can also use tamari sauce if you’re gluten free.
  • Italian seasoning is a prepared blend of dried herbs that can be found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores. This seasoning is typically a mixture of dried basil, parsley, garlic and oregano. If you can’t find Italian seasoning, you can stir together your own combination of dried herbs in equal amounts.
  • This marinade works well with other cuts of beef including flank steak, New York strip, rib eye, sirloin or filet mignon.

London broil marinade in a bowl with a piece of steak in it.

How long do you marinate London broil?

I recommend marinating your meat for a minimum of one hour, and a maximum of 24 hours. If you marinate the meat for longer than 24 hours, the lemon juice can break down the steak and change the texture.

Flavor variations

While this marinade is great as-is, you can absolutely add other flavors to the mix to make your own creation.

  • Sweet and Savory: Add 2 tablespoons of sweetener such as maple syrup, brown sugar or honey.
  • Herb Lover’s: Omit the Italian seasoning. Add 1/4 cup of fresh chopped herbs such as basil, chives, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
  • Garlic Lover’s: Double the fresh garlic and add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Spicy: Stir in sriracha or hot sauce to taste, or add 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

London broil cooked on a grill pan.


The best way to gauge when your London broil is done is to use a digital thermometer. You can insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to determine whether the steak is at your preferred level of doneness. I recommend cooking London broil to medium for the best flavor and texture.

Your meat should rest for at least 5 minutes before you cut into it. It’s best to take the London broil off the heat a few degrees before you reach your desired temperature, as it’ll continue to cook as it rests.

  • Rare: 130 degrees F
  • Medium-Rare: 135 degrees F
  • Medium: 145 degrees F
  • Medium-Well: 150 degrees F
  • Well Done: 160 degrees F

A plate of grilled beef, peppers and green beans.

I love that this London broil marinade takes just minutes to put together for a memorable meal!

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5 from 22 votes

London Broil Marinade

AuthorSara Welch
Meat cooked in London broil marinade, then sliced.
This London broil marinade is made with a savory blend of olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and plenty of herbs and spices. It takes just minutes to put together and produces tender and juicy meat each and every time!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Marinating Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 6 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 6


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce low sodium is fine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl or in a resealable gallon sized freezer bag. Mix to combine.
  • Add up to 2 pounds of London broil to the marinade. Marinate the meat for at least 1 hour, or up to 24 hours.
  • Grill or broil the meat to your desired level of doneness. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain and serve.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 139mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. It had wonderful flavor.
    It was the best London Broil I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing this wonderful marinade!

  2. This marinade was so delicious and is now my permanent preferred marinade. I even wrote it down in my recipe box! Thanks!!

  3. 5 stars
    This has to be the best ever London Broil Marinade!
    I seared a 3 pound London broil in a cast iron skillet on both sides.
    Then poured the remaining marinade back over the meat
    And cooked it in the oven, in the cast iron skillet on 375 for about :15 with butter on top, then flipped it and cooked on the other side for another :10 with a little more butter.
    Once done, I removed from oven and let sit till ready to serve…I sliced it thin and left it in the juices…it turned out like a 5 star restaurant had cooked it!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this in slow cooker. Seared the London Broil in cast iron briefly on both sides, added it to slow cooker for about two hours. The smell was heavenly. Deglazed cast iron with rest of marinade and let it cook down (heat off). Added the rest of the marinade. to slow cooker. Later added quartered potatoes,carrots, onions and about two cups of water. and cooked for several more hours. You be the judge of time depending on your cooker. London Broil was fork tender. Fed my daughters family and they raved.
    Saved and shared!
    Thank you dinneratthezoo

  5. Sounds delicious. I have a three pound London Broil and I want to do it in my slow cooker.if I put this in a zip lock overnight do you think it would work? I will rate it after I cook it.

  6. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! I didn’t have dijon mustard so I used my champagne mustard. Oh so so good. And the KEY is ensuring it is cut against the grain.
    Is it me or do others get annoyed also when reading reviews from people who have never made the recipe? The whole idea of searching high rated recipes is that they are proven, not just look good. But I digress…
    This recipe has been made, used, and will def be used again by this reviewer!!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this for my husbands birthday and everyone was so impressed. It they only knew how easy your recipe was!

  8. 5 stars
    This looks so flavorful and juicy! So excited to give this a try! My family and I are going to love this recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    This marinade was so easy to pull together and I can’t wait to cook this off tomorrow to kick off the weekend! Great recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    Wow this london broil marinade was so delicious! Everything turned out delicious and the flavors reminded me of how my dad made London broil when I was younger 🙂