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How to Cook Top Sirloin Steak

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Top sirloin steak has just the right marbling of fat to create a melt-in-your-mouth, crowd-pleasing flavor. These boneless cuts are usually very affordable and large enough to feed a family. Best of all, they are adaptable to a variety of cooking methods. Read on to learn how to select top sirloin, and prepare it using four popular methods: pan-frying, grilling, broiling, and roasting.

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Prepare to Cook Top Sirloin Steak

  1. Select a cut of top sirloin from your local butcher or grocery store.
    • Choose a cut that's large enough for your meal. Plan to serve 1/4 to 1/2 pound per of steak per person.
    • Choose steaks that are at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick, and preferably 2 inches (5.1 cm). Thinner steaks will dry out easily when you cook them.
    • Fresh sirloin steak is deep red in color, with a generous marbling of fat. This marbling is what makes steak succulent.
    • There should be a band of white fat around the outside of the steak.
  2. Remove the steak from its packaging and wash it.Run the steak under cool water on both sides, then pat dry thoroughly using paper towels.
  3. Season the meat according to your tastes.Good steak doesn't require much seasoning. Salt and pepper sprinkled liberally on both sides is sufficient.
    • Add garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, or Italian spices for variations.
  4. Marinate the steak, if desired.Top sirloin steak is a great meat to marinate, since it pairs well with many flavors.
    • Choose your favorite marinade from the store, or mix up your own with equal parts oil, vinegar and spices.
    • Place the steak in a sealable plastic bag and add the marinade. Seal the bag and allow the steak to marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
    • When you're ready to cook the steak, remove it from the bag, pat it dry with paper towels, and proceed to the next step.
  5. Allow the steak to sit at room temperature for one hour before cooking.Cooking a cold steak will make it more difficult to achieve the "doneness" you desire. Room temperature steaks are easier to bring to rare, medium rare, medium well, and well done specifications.

Make Pan-Fried Top Sirloin Steak

  1. Cut the steak into serving sized portions.Use a plastic cutting surface to avoid contaminating a wooden cutting board.
  2. Place a cast iron skillet or a frying pan over medium high heat on the stove.Put a teaspoon or two of cooking oil in the pan and allow it to get smoking hot.
  3. Place the steaks in the center of the pan.Let them cook on one side for 15 seconds, then turn them to the other side using a pair of tongs. They should form a thick, crunchy crust on both sides.
    • Don't turn the steaks until they've seared; moving them too soon will prevent the crust from forming.
    • Don't crowd the steaks in the pan. If necessary, cook the steaks in more than one batch.
  4. Continue turning the steaks every thirty seconds until they are cooked.
    • For rare steaks, cook for a total of 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
    • For medium rare steaks, cook for a total of 2 minutes on each side.
    • For medium well steaks, cook for a total of 2 1/2 minutes on each side.
    • For well done steaks, cook for 3 or more minutes on each side.
  5. Remove the steaks from the pan and allow them to rest for 3 minutes.This allows the juices to distribute through the steak.
  6. Serve the steak hot.

Make Grilled Top Sirloin Steak

  1. Cut the steak into serving sized portions.Use a plastic cutting surface to avoid contaminating a wooden cutting board.
  2. Prepare the grill.Brush the grill with cooking oil, and preheat it to a medium high temperature. Allow the grill to get thoroughly heated.
    • Take care not to let the grill get too hot, or you'll end up with charred steak that's raw on the inside.
  3. Place the steaks on the grill surface.Cook it for for approximately 4 minutes on the first side. Use tongs to flip them over after the first side has grill marks and has formed a brown crust. Grill the other side for an additional 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the steaks from the grill and allow them to rest for 3 minutes.

Make Broiled Top Sirloin Steak

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius).
  2. Spray the surface of an oven-safe broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.Set the seasoned steak inside.
  3. Place the pan inside the oven.The meat surface should be approximately 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) from the flames.
  4. Allow the meat to broil for approximately 5 to 6 minutes for a 2-inch steak.Remove the pan from the oven, flip the steak to the uncooked side, and place it back in the oven to cook another 5 to 6 minutes.

Make Roasted Top Sirloin Steak

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius).
  2. Place the seasoned steak in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Place the pan in the oven.Cook the steak, uncovered, for 40 or 50 minutes.
  4. Allow the steak to rest for 3 minutes before serving.
  5. Finished.

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    Is it possible to roast this piece of meat in the oven?
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    Yes, but you must be careful not to over-bake it. The downside of baking it in the oven is that most of the moisture of the meat escapes.
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    Can I cook a sirloin steak in a crock pot?
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    Yes, you can. You can look up different slow-cooker sirloin steak recipes.
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    The dial I am using does not have temperatures just number settings. What number is medium heat?
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    If your dials are numbered 1 - 10, medium heat range would be 5 - 6.
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    Can this steak be cooked in a pressure cooker?
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    Yes it can. Season with a sirloin seasoning & Lawry's Seasoned Salt & brown it in the cooker. Once browned add 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water. Cover & cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or a little longer if you want it extra tender.
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  • Question
    What kind of rub can I use for a top sirloin petite steak?
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    Make a mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Rub the steak with it and let the steak rest for 30 minutes at room temperature before cooking.
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  • Question
    How do I cook sirloin tip roast?
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    Roast it on a rack at 400 degrees until it is brown. Turn it over to brown other side. When the juices in bottom of pan are brown but not burned, add 1 cup of water to the drippings. Remove the roast from the oven and place it in a pressure cooker with the drippings and beef broth. Cook it on the beef setting or on high for 35 to 45 minutes. This makes a tender, well-done roast.
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  • Question
    Should I tenderize sirloin steak before cooking in the oven?
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    You don't need to.
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  • Question
    How do I cook a sirloin steak, Mississippi style?
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    Serve your steak on a bed of cheesy grits, and have a generous portion of greens on the side.
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    Can I reheat cooked sirloin steak in the oven?
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    Yes, you can.
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    How long it will take if I roast it using charcoal?
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    It depends on how thick the steak is, but you can try starting with 5 minutes on each side.
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  • If you are broiling your sirloin steak and wish to have a thicker crust to the meat, try pan searing each side over medium heat for approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side. This will also lock the juices inside the meat before the broiling process.
  • If you are unsure whether the meat is well cooked, use a meat thermometer to gauge. Insert the needle until the tip reaches the innermost part of the steak. Regardless of cooking style, the meat is done when the internal temperature reaches between 145 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit (62.7 to 68.3 degrees Celsius).
  • Cooking times will vary depending on the exact size of the cut, so you will need to adjust accordingly. If you would like your top sirloin to be well done, extend the cooking time by 2 or 3 minutes for each side.

Things You'll Need

  • Top sirloin steak
  • Water
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic to taste (optional)
  • Marinade (optional)
  • Skillet (if pan roasting)
  • Grill (if grilling)
  • Oven (broiling or roasting)
  • Tongs
  • Oven-safe broiler pan (optional)
  • Meat thermometer (optional)

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