Cooking recipes using London broil crockpot is one of the best and the tastiest ever! Needless to say, it’s ideal for those who are in a budget but wants some yummy food to eat.
If you are like me who loves eating meat, then you will surely love the different recipes of London broil using crockpot that I will be sharing later on. Personally, London broil is one of my favorites. While it is equally delicious as other cuts of meat, it definitely is more budget-friendly.
A lot of people (myself included) wonder whether or not London broil refers to the actual cut of the meat or the technique used in marinating it before the actual cooking. Whatever it refers to, one thing is for sure, you can never go wrong having a classic London broil. It’s definitely one of the best.
There are so many London broil crockpot recipes out there, and I’m sure with the holidays coming soon, Thanksgiving included, your family and friends will surely love having one serving. But before I share with you some of my best London broil crockpot recipes finds, here are some details that I thought are necessary for you to understand what I am talking about.
WHAT IS A CLASSIC LONDON BROIL?
Like I have said earlier, people often debate on what London broils refers to. However, traditionally speaking, London broil refers to a top round roast, skirt or flank steak. Unlike other meats, London broil is a great money-saving, budget-friendly option for family meals or anyone on a tight budget.
London broils is basically a lean muscle cut. Because of its low-fat content, which is actually one of the reasons why I like this too, it tends to be tougher. But that should not be a problem. The key to making it tender and easy to eat is by preparing it properly.
I swear, with the right way of cooking and the perfect recipe, you will be amazed at how a London broil can be just as delicious as any other expensive cut of meat.
HOW TO COOK A LONDON BROIL?
One of the classic ways of cooking a London broil is by using a broiler. Using a broiler is very simple, needless to say, very quick as well – which precisely is the reason why most people prefer this method of cooking London broil.
Usually, after eight to ten minutes of cooking using a broiler, the meat is already ready and may have already turned into a restaurant-worthy steak. When cooking London broils using a broiler though, the technique is to ensure it won’t get overcooked. Otherwise, the texture and tenderness of a typically yummy steak won’t be achieved. Needless to say, cooking it too long will turn it into a leather-like, chewy cut of beef.
Now, recently, more and more people are cooking London broil using a crockpot. A crockpot actually refers to a type of slow cooker that was first introduced in 1970. Originally, it was marketed as a bean cooker. However, over time, the product was redesigned and has eventually evolved into the model that we recognize today.
These days, a crockpot is used to cook basically anything and everything – including London broil. In fact, the London broil recipes that I will be sharing, later on, are specifically cooked using a crockpot.
Unlike a broiler, what I like about a crockpot is it very easy to use, and you don’t have to worry about noise as it cooks peacefully. Also, there are variations like digital crockpots that allows you to set the amount of time required in cooking London broil.
Furthermore, when it comes to cooking London broil, whether it be on a broiler but most especially when cooking in a crockpot is by perfectly marinating it. Skipping the process of marinating would be one of the biggest mistakes as it does not only add flavor to the meat, but it also helps a lot in tenderizing it – which is actually crucial when you are preparing a London broil. Skipping marinade, your London broil meat will be chewy and tough.
Another tip, when cooking London broil, make sure to allow the meat to rest after cooking. It doesn’t matter if you cooked it in a crockpot, a broiler, a griller, or over the top of the stove. Allowing the London broil to rest for at least a few minutes before slicing it to your ideal size helps keep the juice of the meat in. Who doesn’t want a slice of juicy meat especially on steaks, right? It definitely is heaven when you have delicious and juicy meat.
WHAT IS A CROCKPOT?
As I have mentioned earlier, a crockpot is a type of a slow cooker. It is a piece of cooking equipment that is widely used all throughout the country.
Personally, what I like about crockpot is that it is very easy and very convenient to use. Once the food is in, I can just leave it behind without the fear of it getting over or undercooked.
Typically, a crockpot has a ceramic or porcelain pot that is placed inside the heating unit. Some crockpots are heated from the bottom and also around the sides of the pot. There comes a variety of crockpot designs — some are round, while others are oval in shape, and in different sizes too.
A crockpot has just two settings, which are:
– Low Wattage, which temperature is within the 200 F range
– High Wattage, which temperature is within the range of 300 F
WHY COOK LONDON BROIL IN THE CROCKPOT?
Cooking London broil in the crockpot will ensure a slice of tender roast meat as well as a vegetable (on the side) whether it be for lunch or dinner or both!
HOW TO COOK LONDON BROIL IN A CROCKPOT?
There are several ways on how to cook the London broil in the crockpot. In fact, every London broil crockpot recipe may require different ways of cooking. But here are the usual process of cooking the meat in a crockpot:
You will need to prepare slices of onions, and then, place them at the bottom part of the crockpot.
Place your London Broil meat in the crockpot.
Depending on your preference, you may either marinade your London broil meat the night before, or you may opt to pour the marinade over the London broil.
Close the lid and then, cook the London broil in the crockpot, slow cooker style.
LONDON BROIL CROCKPOT RECIPES
Now that you already understand what London broil is all about and how cooking the meat in the crockpot makes a difference, it is time to share some of the best London broil crockpot recipes! I hope you will enjoy these recipes the way I and my family did. I assure you, adding any of these in your holiday feast will surely make a difference.
Crock Pot London Broil
Source: Flour On My Face
2–3 pound London Broil
3–4 cups beef broth
2 pounds baby red potatoes
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cool water
- In a skillet with 1 tablespoon butter brown the London broil.
- Place the London broil in a 6-quart crockpot.
- Layer the onions, garlic, salt, pepper, potatoes, and carrots in this order on top of the London Broil.
- Add more salt and pepper on top of the vegetables.
- Add 3 cups of beef broth.
- Cook on high 4 hours.
- Add cornstarch and water and gently stir.
- Continue to cook on high for 15 minutes to thicken the gravy.
- Carve London broil and serve immediately.
The Ultimate London Broil Crock-Pot Recipe
Source: Working Mother
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 pound London broil
3 cups beef broth
1 white onion cut in slices
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
- In a 6-quart Crock-Pot, mix together flour, salt, and pepper.
- Dredge the London broil on both sides in the flour and leave in the Crock-Pot.
- Pour the broth over the meat and add the onions and bay leaf.
- Cover the Crock-Pot and cook the London broil on high heat for 4 hours.
- After the meat has finished cooking, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Add the cornstarch slurry to the Crock-Pot and stir. Continue to cook on high for another 15 minutes or until juices have thickened.
- Serve hot.
- Serve your London broil with baked potatoes or rice and steamed spinach.
- To make this dish a one-pot meal and limit any pre-dinner cooking, add quartered fingerling potatoes, chunky, cut carrots, and frozen peas to the meat before you start cooking. Increase broth to 4 cups when adding the additional veggies.
- Add different herbs and spices to your Crock-Pot before you start cooking to vary the flavor of this easy London broil recipe. Tarragon, thyme, oregano or rosemary work well as flavor enhancers for beef. For a little spice, consider a few red pepper flakes or a dash or two of hot sauce.
- If you have time in the morning, sear the meat before placing it in the Crock-Pot. Searing the meat enhances the flavor, creating a more savory dish. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and quickly brown your floured meat, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, then place it in the Crock-Pot and prepare as directed.
Crock Pot London Broil Steak and Mushrooms
Source: The Spruce Eats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 1/2 pounds London broil or round steak
1 (6-ounce) jar of mushrooms (drained)
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can tomato soup
1 (1-ounce) packet onion soup mix (dry, such as Lipton Recipe Secrets)
Steps to Make It:
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, ground black pepper, and paprika; rub the steak on all sides with the mixture. Place the steak in the crockpot.
- In a bowl, combine the drained mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, and onion soup mix; mix well and pour the mixture over the meat.
- Cover the pot and cook on low for about 6 to 7 hours, or cook on high for about 3 1/2 hours.
- Slice the steak thinly for serving.
- While the recipe doesn’t call for it, browning the beef can greatly improve the flavor, color, and texture of the dish. If you have time, season the beef and then brown it in a skillet over medium-high heat in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
- If the sauce becomes watery, strain the liquids and bring them to a boil in a saucepan on the stovetop. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the liquids have reduced and the flavors are concentrated.
Easy London Broil Crock Pot Recipe
Source: Dishing Delish
1 3-4 lbs. London broil
1/2 cup Easy London Broil Marinade (my recipe!)
2 medium Vidalia onions sliced
- Marinate meat 1 hour before (or 24 hours refrigerated, if you have time).
- Place sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker, and put London broil on top of onions.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 8 hours.
If you don’t have time to marinate the meat, just pour some marinade over the meat once you place it in the slow cooker. It’ll still taste great!
Crock Pot London Broil
Source: Walking on Sunshine Recipes
1 1/2 pounds London Broil
2 – 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cups beef broth
2 onions, sliced
1 tbsp chopped garlic
salt and pepper
1 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
- Add a few tablespoons oil to a large skillet and brown the London broil on both sides; seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Place the London broil in the crockpot, followed by the onions, garlic, and beef broth.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for six hours.
- Remove the meat from the crockpot when it is tender or a small pairing knife can be inserted into the middle of the London broil without any resistance.
- Cover the London broil with aluminum foil while you make the gravy.
- Add the cornstarch mixture to the crockpot and continue to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the broth thickens.
- Slice the London broil and arrange on a serving platter.
- Spoon the onions and gravy mixture on top and serve.
Crockpot London Broil
Source: Menus 4 Moms
2 lbs. London Broil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 onion, sliced
¾ cup of water
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
- Season London broil with salt and pepper. Insert garlic clove slices into roast by making small slits in roast.
- Place about half of the sliced onion in the crock-pot and put the roast on top of onions. Top with the remaining ingredients except for onion. Arranging the remaining onion slices on top of the roast.
- Cover and cook on low for about 8-10 hours (time varies with individual crockpots).
- When roast is tender and ready to serve, place on a serving platter. You may serve it with the juices or make a gravy if desired.
- To make gravy, blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Form a smooth paste. Pour drippings from crockpot pan into a saucepan and add cornstarch mixture, whisking until smooth. Continue cooking at a simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened.
Crock Pot London Broil On Potato Wedges
Source: Dad With A Pan
Crock Pot London Broil
2 lbs London Broil
1/2 whole red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground mustard
2 whole bay leaves
2 tbsp apple cider
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cube vegetable bullion
4-6 cups water
Seasoned Potato Wedges
4 large potatoes
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional if you want to add some heat
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups crockpot London broil juice
4 tbsp water
1 tbsp corn starch
- On low heat setting, add London broil, chopped red onions, chopped garlic, salt, pepper, ground mustard, bay leaves, apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable bullion, and water (about 4-6 cups) until it covers the London broil plus 2 inches. Cook for 6-7 hours.
- About 1 hour from the London broil being finished, preheat your oven to 400F, and cut potatoes into wedges and soak them until your oven is done preheating.
- Strain your potatoes, then place in a 13 x 9 baking dish and season with chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper if you want some heat; Drizzle with olive oil. Cook for about 45 minutes or until you can stick a fork all the way through a wedge.
- When your potatoes are about 10 minutes from being done, take about 2 cups of the juice from the crockpot and place in a pot and bring to a boil.
- In a cup add 4 tbsp water to 1 tbsp corn start and mix, then add it into the boiling juice. Cook down until the potatoes are done to make a gravy.
- When everything is ready, plate the potato wedges, shred about 8 oz of the London broil and place on top of the wedges; smother with gravy and enjoy!