How To Cook Sirloin Steak So It’s Tender, Juicy and…Delicious

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If you want to learn how to cook the best sirloin steak ever, then you are in the right place.

Follow these guidelines and you are almost guaranteed a tender, juicy and…delicious steak every time.

Below you will find (scroll to see):

  1. Searing Sirloin on Stove
  2. Cooking Sirloin on Stove & in Oven
  3. Cooking Sirloin in Cast Iron Skillet
  4. Broiling Sirloin in Oven
  5. Baking Sirloin in Oven
  6. Sous Vide Top Sirloin

Sirloin…the King of Steaks?

Sirloin steak, a steak that good there was a rumor it was knighted (Sir Loin), is seen as a quality cut that is sold at a premium price.

Sometimes they use ‘Top’ to specify that it’s a ‘Top Sirloin’, which really makes no difference when it comes to cooking this cut – it’s nothing but an anatomical clarification.

Personally I am not a huge fan – to me it’s like a NY strip without a fat line or diet Rib Eye steak (there is less fat content in Sirloin).

Nevertheless, every once in a while once a year I buy this cut, as organic and grass-fed as possible, and cook it using any of the dry heat cooking methods, which are cooking techniques that don’t require any additional moisture (e.g. slow cooking).

Searing Sirloin on Stove

One of my favorites, this cooking technique, is also very quick. All you need is a skillet that you will heat up to substantial heat and quickly sear the steak from both sides. This can’t take longer than 10 minutes and ideally suites 1-2 people.
It’s also a great way to eat something nice and delicious if you have no time. By the way, this method is good for cuts up to 2 inches thick.

Cooking Sirloin on Stove & in Oven

What if you steak is thicker than 2 inches or you have more than 2 people to feed? Then stove & oven method is the one to go for. If you choose this technique to cook your sirloin steak, you will find yourself quickly searing the steak’s surface on the stove (similar to the method above) and then placing it in the oven, usually at a lower temperature, for a certain amount of time (depending on the steak’s size and doneness level you are pursuing).
The point of this technique is to avoid burning your sirloin while drying it out on the surface and undercooking it on the inside – that’s exactly what a gentle oven heat is for. All it does is gradually increase the steak’s temperature, so it maintains its flavor and juiciness. This technique is great for sirloin roasts as well, because a roast is nothing but a massive steak.

Cooking Sirloin in Cast Iron Skillet

If you want to see how to cook sirloin steak in cast iron skillet, then you need to be aware of certain nuances which all have to do with cast iron itself. So, even though this method mimics the stove top method from above, you would start with ‘seasoning’ your skillet with oil (if you haven’t done so yet) and it will take more time to heat it up.
The nice thing about cast iron skillets is that you can generally use them in oven as well (to finish the steak) – that saves a lot of cleaning

Broiling Sirloin in Oven

Broiling is like grilling, but done indoors…with your sirloin in the oven. Many ovens have that grill-like heating element located right on the ‘ceiling’ of the oven. All you do is heat it up, place the steak on the grill trays that you have inside your oven with a drip tray underneath and broil… The method is tricky though, because most of home oven broilers have a fraction of the power those guys in steakhouses have, so it takes more time to develop the surface browning, which means you are risking to overcook the steak (if you are into medium-rare, for example). Nevertheless it can all be done quite nicely.

Baking Sirloin in Oven

How to cook sirloin steak in oven so it keeps all the juices and tenderness without meat mallet?

Use low heat! And this is what this method is all about – low heat baking. The slower is the temperature increase, the more gentle and steady it is, the more goodness remains in your meat (be eat steak or whatever).Time is the price you pay (the technique requires more of it), but it’s totally worth it.

Sous Vide Top Sirloin

It would be nice to have a simple, fool-proof steak cooking method that has almost zero chance of failure. Sous vide is not far from it and here is how to cook sirloin steak using sous vide…Place your steak inside a special food-safe plastic bag and immerse it into a bath of warm water (e.g. 55C / 130F for medium-rare doneness). Keep it there for a while (depending on the thickness) and, once done, quickly sear it on the stove to develop rich, tasty browning. And you don’t need any special devices for that!

How To Cook Sirloin Steak So It’s Tender, Juicy and…Delicious

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Here we show how to cook sirloin steak using different cooking methods.

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All Cooking Methods

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1. Sear Top Sirloin on Stove

By the end of this article you should gain the knowledge that will allow you to pan sear a perfect sirloin every time.

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So, preheat your skillet, get the steak to room temperature and see how to sear top sirloin on stove.

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2. Top Sirloin on Stove & Oven

Cooking top sirloin in pan and oven to medium-rare is easy.

Preheat the oven, heat up the skillet, quickly sear the steak on stove & finish it in oven…

See how to cook top sirloin on stove and finish it in oven to medium-rare in details.

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2. Sear in Cast Iron Skillet

Try to sear sirloin in cast iron skillet – it will help to get a nice touch of browning, flavor and grill marks.

This type of skillets takes a good bit of time when warming up, so take your time and see…

How to cook sirloin steak in cast iron skillet.

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3. Grilling

Grilling the perfect sirloin steak starts well before the grilling.

Back at the store, choose a piece of sirloin for its look…

See how to grill sirloin steak.

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4. Baking in Oven Without Broiling

This time I am going to show you how to cook sirloin steak in the oven without actually broiling it there…

Bake sirloin steak in oven without broiling.

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5. BBQ Medium-Rare & Well-Done

Sirloin steak is a perfect meat to cook on the barbecue.

The mix of marbled fat will ensure that the meat is full of flavor and remains juicy if you follow a few simple cooking tips…

How to BBQ sirloin steak medium-rare & well-done.

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What Is Beef Sirloin Steak?

Sirloin steak means a slightly different thing in different countries.

In the US sirloin is a steak cut from the rear part of the animal, right above tenderloin, where filet mignons are taken from.

In the UK and Australia sirloin actually stands for the exact part on the animal – the upper middle.

In either way, sirloin is quality cut which is both, tender and flavorful.

You can also find a cut called ‘top sirloin’, which is considered to be of better quality and higher price. I like to cook top sirloin on the stove top.

 

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The Idea Behind Cooking A Perfect Sirloin Steak

Generally speaking, we want to cook sirloin steak at maximum heat as quickly as possible.

The ‘maximum heat’ bit refers to cooking at very high temperatures, using direct heat (e.g. pan-searing, grilling etc).

As already mentioned, the sirloin steak, just like any other cut of beef, will lose juices from the inside during any type of cooking, especially at a very high temperature.

Hence we want to minimize it as much as we can by reducing the ‘maximum heat’ ass much as we can.

 

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And The Method Itself

The trick, when using high heat cooking method, is to just get the browning on the surface of sirloin steak. This will usually take around 3 minutes for the entire piece.

Once you have done it, you need to slowly bring up the inside temperature of the steak to the desired level of doneness. That means you would need to use the oven at a very low temperature. I recommend not going over 120C / 250F.

It will take a bit more time, but it is definitely worth it. Not only it tastes better, but it’s also healthier, since you won’t be ‘killing’ that expensive sirloin steak on your skillet, thus reducing the free radical load.

Now that you know the ‘secret’ of cooking a tender, juicy and delicious sirloin steak, I invite you to try these cooking methods below.