Top Sirloin Steak
Top sirloin steak is a popular, tender, and flavorful cut of beef that is perfect for grilling, pan-searing, or broiling. This recipe will guide you through the process of preparing and cooking a delicious top sirloin steak with a simple seasoning that enhances its natural flavors.
- 2 top sirloin steaks (8 to 10 oz. each, about 1-inch thick)
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp olive oil (for pan-searing) or cooking spray (for grilling)
- Remove the steaks from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to allow them to come to room temperature. This will ensure even cooking.
- In a small bowl, mix together the kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. This will be your seasoning mix.
Seasoning the steaks:
- Pat the steaks dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. This will help to create a better sear.
- Rub both sides of each steak with the seasoning mix, pressing it gently into the meat to adhere.
- Cooking the steaks:
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat until it shimmers.
- Carefully place the seasoned steaks in the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
- Sear the steaks for 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature: 130°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium, and 150°F for medium-well.
- Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Option B: Grilling
- Preheat your grill to high heat, around 450°F to 500°F.
- Lightly coat the grill grates with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Place the seasoned steaks on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer: 130°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium, and 150°F for medium-well.
- Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- After allowing the steaks to rest, slice them against the grain for maximum tenderness.
- Serve the top sirloin steaks alongside your favorite side dishes. Some popular options include garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, steamed green beans, or a simple green salad.
- For an added touch, you can also serve the steaks with a pat of garlic herb butter or a flavorful sauce, such as chimichurri or béarnaise.