Skip to Content

Smoked London Broil Recipe

There has been a never-ending debate that the London broil is a cooking method rather than a cut of beef! But you know what? Call it anything as it doesn’t even matter. The only thing that you should know is, the smoked London broil is delicious and soul-warming!

smoked london broil

The recipe I’m going to discuss here is very close to my heart. It’s not just about the taste but the memories linked with it. I still remember my grandma treating me with her smoked roast recipe ( using a special “secret” rub) whenever I visited her.

Grandma is no more but her recipe is surely with me which I’m going to share with you all. This is an extremely simple but delicious recipe that is loved by my children and wife. The best part is, you don’t need to gather a lot of ingredients. All you need is a few kitchen supplies, a smoker, and lots of love and patience to make a drool-worthy smoked broil!

How To Make Smoked London Broil

In summary, preparing for smoked London broil starts with the spice rub. The spice rub for this recipe is a simple combination of ground black pepper, salt, paprika, and onion powder. Coat the meat with the spice rub and smoke at 225F. It is done when internal temperature reaches between 125F to 145F.

For bonus tips and exact measurement of ingredients, scroll down to the recipe section below.

london broil smoked

What Is a London Broil Cut?

In general, the term London broil is used to denote a thick and lean cut of beef such as top round steak. It is lean and a bit tougher. You can easily find it as an inch thick steak or a 4-inch thick roast.

Looking for other simple and easy smoked recipes? Try this fan favorite smoked chicken breast or smoked chicken thighs recipe. Want to go for a whole chicken? Try this smoked whole chicken recipe. Want pork instead? Try this smoked country style ribs. How about beef? You should definitely try this delicious smoked corned beef recipe!

Is London Broil Good To Smoke?

Absolutely!! London Broil is excellent for smoking. The best part is, it is an inexpensive cut. You can make lots of juicy and flavourful meat at a relatively low cost for your family gatherings.

smoked top round london broil

What Is The Best Temperature to Cook London Broil?

This will depend on the meat doneness you prefer but London Broil is generally cooked at high temperatures. Because it is a tougher cut, it needs to be marinated to break down the tissues and then cooked at about 350 – 400 degrees. However, when smoking this meat we will be cooking at low 225F.

What Makes A Good London Broil Recipe

So, the point is what makes a delicious London Broil recipe? Is it the meat quality, the ‘secret rub’, the marinade, or the cooking style?

Well, for me it is a little bit of everything! Most importantly, the right cooking style. No matter how nicely you marinate your meat or how many ingredients you use, if it is not cooked properly then everything gets wasted in vain. You will never be able to achieve the tender and juicy meat.

On the other hand, even a simple rub of salt, pepper, and garlic along with the right cooking method can result in the meat to die for!

Here, I am sharing my grandma’s recipe which doesn’t need a lot of ingredients but tastes heavenly. Without any further ado, let’s begin!

smoked london broil recipe

Smoked London Broil

Delicious smoked london broil recipe

Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours


  • 1 piece 3-5 lbs Thick Cut Top Round Steak
  • 1/4 cup Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Onion Powder


  1. First and foremost, preheat the smoker at 225F and add the wood chips you like. The best wood chips for this recipe are apple, alder, peach and maple. My personal favorites are apple and peach wood chips. Moreover, don't forget to soak them prior use.

  2. Now, take a big bowl and add all the ingredients and mix really well.

  3. Place the meat in the bowl and gently massage it with all the spices. Don't hesitate to use your hands because it is the best way to prepare the meat. Rub the spices for at least 2 minutes and then leave it for 1 hour.

  4. Next, place the London broil in the smoker and let it cook for about 2 hours. The cooking duration can be more or less depending upon the temperature and type of your smoker. Cook it until the temperature of the meat reaches 125 F to 145 F.

    Use a meat thermometer for checking the internal temperature of the meat.

  5. Pull it out from the smoker and cover it with aluminum foil and leave it for 10 minutes like this. This will make the meat juicy and soft.

  6. After 10 minutes, slice it and serve it along with some mashed potato or baked veggies.

There you have it, a heavenly smoked London broil using minimum ingredients!! Try this out and don’t forget to share your experience in the comment box below!

Recipe Rating