London Broil Marinade: Easy, Homemade Magic Sauce for Show-Stopping Steaks

I admit – I’ve been on a quest to find the ultimate workout routine that doesn’t feel like a chore. Hunting for something that keeps me hooked and free from the equipment-clanking monotony of the gym, I’ve given everything from (not-so) graceful Pilates to sweaty mom-and-me classes a whirl. And I have to say, some were an epic fail while others had me snapping my fingers like “Yesss, this is it!” But you know what the most fabulous part of all this workout experimentation is? The ravenous appetite that follows.

And let me tell you, after all that bending, stretching, and searching, I found the ultimate potion to couple with my (somewhat successful) exercise ventures – a London Broil Marinade that powers me up with mouthwatering anticipation. This recipe is my antidote to the good, the bad, and the embarrassing moments that come with exploring new fitness trends. It’s like a consolation prize whispered in your ear in the form of an irresistible marinade.

So before we dive into the juicy details of this succulent London Broil Marinade, I want you all to know that you deserve a prize too – something scrumptious that plays well with your own sweaty, rewarding, or even challenging adventures. As you savor each bite, remember that we all have our own unique flavor-packed journeys that lead us to the tasty experiences locked within our kitchen creations. Get ready, after reading this, you’ll be armed with a recipe so incredible that it will be your go-to post-adventure indulgence!


  1. Balsamic Vinegar – A sweet and tangy flavor that is a key component of the marinade.

  2. Soy Sauce – Adds a classic umami flavor and saltiness to the dish.

  3. Worcestershire sauce – A sauce that brings depth and complexity to the marinade.

  4. Olive Oil – A rich and flavorful ingredient that is essential to the marinade.

  5. Lemon Juice – A burst of acidity that balances the flavors and keeps the meat tender.

  6. Garlic powder – A quick way to add garlicky flavor to the dish.

  7. Brown sugar – A touch of sweetness that helps create a crust on the meat when cooked.

  8. Powdered ginger – A warm and zingy spice that adds a unique flavor to the marinade.

  9. Red pepper flakes – A subtle heat that gives the meat a spicy kick.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, brown sugar, powdered ginger, and red pepper flakes until it’s evenly mixed.
  2. Place steak in a resealable bag, add the marinade, and seal tightly.
  3. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally, in the refrigerator.
  4. When ready to grill, remove steak from marinade, and discard remaining marinade. Grill steak to your desired level of doneness.
  5. To make a delicious sauce from the leftover marinade, pour it into a skillet over medium heat. Let it simmer and thicken to form a sauce.

Serving Suggestions for London Broil Marinade

  • Marinate your steak: Let the steak soak up all the amazing flavors of the marinade for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Make a sauce: After grilling your steak, save the leftover marinade and turn it into a sauce. Simply pour the marinade into a skillet over medium heat and let it simmer until it thickens into a delicious sauce.
  • Pour it over roasted vegetables: Roasted vegetables are great on their own, but they’re even better with a drizzle of this marinade. Try it with roasted carrots, asparagus, or Brussels sprouts.
  • Add it to stir-fry: Make a quick and easy stir-fry by tossing your favorite veggies and protein in a pan with a little bit of this marinade.
  • Dipping sauce: This marinade makes a great dipping sauce for chicken wings, meatballs, or even grilled shrimp.


What kind of steak is best to use with this marinade?

This marinade is specifically designed for London Broil, but it would work great with any type of steak like flank, skirt, or hanger steak. If you’re looking for a leaner option, you could try using it with a sirloin or tri-tip cut.

Can I use this marinade for chicken?

Definitely! This marinade would be great on chicken, just marinate it for a little less time than you would a steak.

Can I make this marinade in advance?

Sure thing! You can mix it up a day or two before you plan on using it, just keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to marinate your meat.

Can I use any other type of vinegar instead of balsamic?

You can use red or white wine vinegar or even apple cider vinegar in place of the balsamic vinegar, it will give you a different taste but it’ll still be delicious.

Is there any alternative to soy sauce?

If you’re looking for a gluten-free alternative you could use coconut aminos or tamari. If you’re a vegan you could also use Bragg’s liquid aminos.

Can I use this marinade for tofu?

Absolutely! Marinate the tofu for a few hours before you grill it, and it’ll be delicious. And don’t forget to save the marinade to make it into a sauce!

London Broil Marinade

A flavorful and juicy marinade perfect for any cut of steak, made with high-quality balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, and ginger. The marinade doubles as a rich and savory sauce to serve over the grilled steak.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 524 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 2 Tbsp. high-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. freshly minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes until well combined.
  • Place your steak in a large resealable plastic bag, pour in the marinade, and massage the bag to ensure the steak is evenly coated.
  • Marinate the steak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to 8 hours for maximum flavor.
  • Preheat your grill to high heat and remove the steak from the marinade, discarding any excess.
  • Place the steak on the hot grill, cover the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness is reached.
  • While the steak is grilling, pour the leftover marinade into a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • Let the marinade simmer and reduce, stirring occasionally, until thickened into a sauce, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve the grilled steak with a drizzle of the thickened marinade sauce.


To make the marinade even more savory, try adding a splash of red wine or a sprinkle of fresh thyme or rosemary.
For a crisp and bright flavor, add a squeeze of fresh orange juice or a pinch of zesty orange zest to the marinade.


Calories: 524kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 12gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 1501mgPotassium: 205mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 4.1mgIron: 5.4mg
Keyword London Broil, Marinade, Sauce
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