Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine Marinade – It’s BBQ time!

This easy grilled London broil recipe has a zesty rub that gives it a load of flavor and a red wine marinade that tenderizes the meat. We make this a Saturday night tradition at our house all year round!

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine Sauce

This delicious recipe for grilled London broil is easy to do. Just prepare the rub and marinade and put it in the fridge to let the flavors soak into the meat. 

When it is time to cook, just fire up the grill and enjoy the aromas of all those flavors that have combined.The recipe calls for a spicy rub and a nice red wine and mustard marinade.  

 Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine – So Delicious!

The flavor of this recipe comes from two things – the rub that gives the meat it’s flavor and the red wine marinade that you place the beef in to tenderize it.

The meat I chose is London Broil Steak (top round steak will work too).  Have the cuts about 1 inch thick or more. This type of cut is not too expensive and the marinade will work wonders for making lesser cuts of meat tender.  

I marinate the beef overnight and get great results.

You’ll need these ingredients for the rub

  • smoked paprika
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder or flakes
  • black pepper
  • red pepper
  • dried oregano
  • ground thyme

Just mix the spices in a bowl and store it in an airtight spice jar. The recipe below makes a lot of the rub and you’ll have some to use other nights as well.

The rub is a fantastic blend of spices and you will want to use it every time you grill steak or pork.  It gives the meat a fantastic flavor.

Making the red wine sauce

While the rub will give a great taste to any cut of meat, this marinade gives a lot of extra flavor and is worth the time spent marinating in the fridge.

  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup of Merlot or any other good red wine
  • 2 tbsp of lite soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Grey Poupon whole grain mustard
  • 4 cloves of crushed garlic

Combine everything in a bowl and then pour it over the meat. Refrigerate four hours or overnight.

Preheat your grill and cook to your desired doneness.  You can also heat up the marinade (to a boil) and serve it over the meat to finish, if desired.

Allow the grilled London broil to stand for 5 minute before serving it.

This chart gives tips for steak doneness if you are new to grilling. Be sure to also check out my tips for a great grill to get amazing barbecues every time.

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine

Terrific Side dishes to go with this grilled London broil

You can serve this grilled steak with so many side dish options. Here are a few of my favorites:

The dish is also great served with a light side salad.

Admin note: This post for grilled London broil first appeared on the blog in June of 2013. I have updated the post to add more side options, a printable recipe card and step by step cooking instructions.

Yield: 6

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine Marinade

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine Marinade

The next time you get ready to grill some London broil, rub the meat with this delicious rub. It will become a regular in your house!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Marinade

  • 1½ pound of London Broil Steak (top round steak will work too) About 1 inch thick or more
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup of Merlot or any other good red wine
  • 2 tbsp of lite soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Grey Poupon whole grain mustard
  • 4 cloves of crushed garlic

For the rub: (makes ⅔ cup) you only need 1 tbsp for the recipe but it keeps well)

  • 2½ tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion powder or flakes
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of ground thyme.

Instructions

  1. Make the rub first: Combine all of the spices and keep stored in an airtight jar. You will need 1 tbsp of the rub for this recipe.
  2. Rub it all over the piece of beef and set into a shallow baking dish.
  3. Prepare the marinade
  4. Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl and pour over the meat. Put in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best if you have the time.
  5. Preheat the grill to high.
  6. Remove the beef from the marinade and cook on the hot grill until it is done to your desired doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with roasted potatoes and root vegetables.

Notes

If you'd like to use the marinade as a sauce, heat it up to a boil and serve over the meat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 2958mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Protein: 35g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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