Talk about a great steak dinner using an inexpensive cut of meat that turns out unbelievably tender and succulent, This is so delicious yet quick and easy but still gorgeous enough to impress your pickiest guests, even the dreaded in-laws! lol London broil Notes: This is the name of a finished dish, not a cut of meat, but butchers sometimes assign the name "London broil" to the following cuts: flank steak, top round steak, or top blade steak. Each would work well in a London broil recipe. According to foodsubs.com a London broil is actually the name of a finished dish, but this cut is sometimes given that name. A London broil cut is actually a top round steak, aka butterball steak, which are thick steaks cut from the top round. You could also use an equal size flank steak but I have never used that cut for this. I was amazed when I was channel surfing one day to find that Rachael Ray was preparing this recipe that I have been making for years! Well mine is a little different and dare I say more flavorful! hehehe I do hope you enjoy this as much as we do! This is great with some mushrooms added to the gravy - if you like mushrooms just toss them in with the shallots. Add a salad and some sort of starch and you have a meal sure to please your pickiest eaters.