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How to Cook Top Sirloin Steak

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4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Preheat time 15 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Yield 4 (4-ounce) servings
Category Main Course
Cuisine American

Description

4 simple and easy ways to cook top sirloin steak!

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) top-sirloin steak, at least 1-inch thick
  • Morton kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper

Instructions

Stove top

  • Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over high for 5 minutes.
  • Pat steak dry with paper towels, then season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high. Place steak in skillet. Cook until charred and beads of moisture begin to form around edges of steak, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 125ºF for medium-rare, about 3 more minutes. For medium cook to an internal temperature is 135ºF, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer steak to a clean plate, tent loosely with foil or parchment paper and let rest 10 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, slice thinly against the grain and enjoy.

Gas Grill

  • Turn all burners to high, cover, and let grill preheat for about 15 minutes. Brush grill grate clean.
  • Pat steak dry with paper towels, then season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • When ready to cook, keep primary burner on high and turn other burners off.
  • Place steak over hot part of grill and cook until beginning to char and beads of moisture appear on edges of steak, 5–6 minutes. Flip steak and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 125ºF for medium-rare, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer steak to a clean plate, tent loosely with foil or parchment paper and let rest 10 minutes.

Charcoal Grill

  • Open bottom vent completely.
  • Light large chimney starter filled with charcoal briquettes (about 6 quarts). Once top of coals are partially covered with ash, pour evenly over half of grill.
  • Set cooking grate in place, cover, and open lid vent completely.
  • Let grill preheat, about 5 minutes. Brush grate clean.
  • Pat steak dry with paper towels, then season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Place steak over hot part of grill (over coals) and cook until beginning to char and beads of moisture appear on edges of meat, 5–6 minutes. Flip steak and continue to cook until charred and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 125ºF for medium-rare, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer steak to a clean plate, tent loosely with foil or parchment paper and let rest 10 minutes.

Air Fryer

  • Pat steak dry with paper towels, then season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Place steak in air fryer basket of a 6-quart air-fryer and cook at 400ºF until steak is lightly browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 125ºF for medium-rare or 135ºF for medium, about 14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
  • Transfer steak to a clean plate, tent loosely with foil or parchment paper and let rest 10 minutes.

Notes

These instructions should be used for a 1-inch thick steak. Adjust timing up (if it’s thicker) or down (if its thinner) as needed.
Feel free to play around with the seasonings, but you can’t go wrong with just kosher salt and black pepper.
It’s incredibly important to allow the steak to rest for at least 5 minutes, but ideally 10 minutes before slicing into it. This will keep it tender and juicy.

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