Learn how to make the ultimate grilled sirloin steak in less than 15 minutes. This exceptional recipe guarantees a steak that is incredibly juicy and tender on the inside, making it the ideal choice for a quick dinner that everyone loves.
You will be surprised that cooking steak on the grill is easy and requires just a few simple ingredients and only 3 minutes of prep.
I love quick meals that are also extremely delicious, and this recipe it’s one of them. So this grilled steak recipe is the perfect choice whenever you want to make something quick for dinner or impress your loved ones with a fancy dish.
Grilling up a perfectly cooked sirloin steak is one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s something so satisfying about the smell and taste of a juicy, well-seasoned piece of meat charring over an open flame. Whether you’re grilling for yourself or hosting a dinner party, learning how to make grilled sirloin steak will take your cooking skills up a notch!
We’ll cover all the basics like which cut of steak works best, seasoning options, prep work before it hits the grill, and what temperature to cook at.
Why Are You Going To Love This Grilled Steak Recipe
- Super quick to make in under 15 minutes.
- Made from easy-to-find ingredients.
- It can be paired with many side dishes to create a complete meal.
- It’s a versatile recipe; you can use your favorite seasonings.
- Tender and juicy.
- Perfect for busy nights’ dinner.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s made from only a few ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. So check this list and start making the best-grilled steak that you have ever tried.
How To Choose The Best Steak For Grilling?
When it comes to choosing the best steak for grilling, there are a few key factors to consider. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
- Cut of Steak: Popular choices for grilling include ribeye, New York strip, tenderloin, T-bone, and sirloin. Each cut has its own unique characteristics, so consider your preferences for marbling, tenderness, and flavor intensity.
- Quality: Opt for high-quality, well-marbled steaks. Look for beef that is bright red in color with generous marbling throughout. Marbling refers to the small streaks of fat within the muscle, which adds flavor and tenderness to the meat. This even distribution of fat helps keep the meat moist and juicy during cooking.
- Thickness: Thin steaks are prone to overcooking, so it’s best to look for steaks that are at least 1 inch thick (or you can ask your butcher to cut them to your desired thickness). For optimal results, aim for a thickness of around 1.5 inches. Thicker steaks are easier to cook to the desired level of doneness without overcooking the meat.
- Grade: Consider the grading of the steak. Prime grade steaks are the highest quality and often have the best marbling, followed by choice and select grades. Prime grade steaks tend to be more expensive but offer exceptional flavor and tenderness.
- Freshness: Select steaks that are fresh and have not been sitting on the shelf for too long. Look for steaks with a firm texture and avoid those with a strong odor or discolored patches.
- Butcher’s Advice: Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from your local butcher. They can recommend the best cuts for grilling based on your preferences and provide valuable insights on cooking techniques.
- Sirloin Steak – one of the best beef cuts for grilling. Use top sirloin for tender and juicy grilled meat.
- Olive Oil – you can also use any other vegetable oil. This ingredient helps the meat not stick to the grill.
- Butter – you will need unsalted softened butter.
- Garlic Powder – you can also use fresh minced garlic or skip it if you don’t like garlic flavor.
- Salt&Pepper – to taste.
- Rosemary – use a fresh one for an extra smoky rosemary flavor.
How To Make The Best Grilled Steak
You will be surprised to see how easy it’s to make this delicious and impressive grilled steak recipe. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
Preheat The Grill
Start by preheating the grill on medium-high heat.
Preparing The Steak For Grilling
Start by bringing the steak up to room temperature for 30 minutes prior to cooking, as this will help maintain an even internal temperature throughout the cooking process.
Pat dry the sirloin steak using paper towels, then season generously on both sides with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Preparing The Steak For Grilling
Once the grill pan is hot, add the olive oil.
Preheat your grill – Make sure that your grill is hot before adding the steak so it will sear quickly. Ideally, use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature of the grates – they should reach at least 450°F (230°C).
Then add the sirloin steak and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat to medium low and continue cooking with a lid on until the steak reaches the desired level of doneness.
The USDA advises cooking steaks to a minimum of 145°F (medium) with a minimum 3-minute rest to ensure food safety.
An instant thermometer is the best way to check if your steak is cooked how you like it. Here is a list of the internal temperatures that will help you to enjoy the best-grilled meat:
Grilling Times for 1.5-inch-thick steaks:
- Rare: 1-2 minutes (120°F)
- Medium Rare: 2-3 minutes (130°F)
- Medium: 3-4 minutes (140°F)
- Medium Well: 4-5 minutes (150°F)
- Well Done: 5-6 minutes (160°F)
Resting The Meat
Resting allows all those delicious juices to settle back into the meat, ensuring each bite is juicy and flavorful!
Let your steak cool down before cutting or serving – this helps retain heat and keep in more of the juice.
- Place the steak on a plate with some paper towels underneath. This will help absorb extra fat and oil from the surface of the steak.
- Cover the plated steak loosely with foil – this keeps in more heat as well as helping prevent overcooking.
- Don’t leave it sitting out too long though; once rested, move onto topping & sauces quickly otherwise, it may dry out.
Tips For Making The Best Grilled Steak
- Remove the meat from the fridge for at least 45 minutes before grilling. Then season the meat and leave it to marinate for a couple of minutes.
- You should use a meat thermometer while cooking the meat. If you overcook the beef, it will become hard and chewy.
- Use kitchen tongs to remove the steak from the grill. If you use forks, the stings will make the meat lose its juiciness.
- Ensure that the grill is hot enough before adding the steak to it.
- Let the steak rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving it. This step lets the juices redistribute through the steak and help the meat become tender and juicy.
- Ensure you use a clean grill pan to ensure you don’t end up with burned bits on your steak.
Variations For Grilled Steak Recipe
- You can make a chimichurri sauce to top your steak. Prepare a vibrant and tangy chimichurri sauce made with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice.
- Marinate the sirloin steak in your favorite way. You can use teriyaki, garlic herb, or balsamic marinade.
- For those who enjoy a bit of heat, chili powder adds a spicy kick to the steak
- Fridge: Keep any leftover grilled steak fresh by storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can stay refrigerated for up to 5 days, maintaining its flavor and texture.
- Freezer: Allow the steak to cool completely, then securely wrap it in plastic foil before placing it in a freezer-safe bag. When properly stored, grilled steak can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months without sacrificing its taste.
- To Reheat: When you’re ready to enjoy your leftover grilled steak, there are a couple of methods you can use to reheat it. One option is to heat it in the oven by placing it on a baking sheet and warming it at a moderate temperature until it’s heated through. Alternatively, you can use a microwave, heating the steak for approximately 5 minutes or until it reaches the desired temperature.
Another great thing about this grilled steak recipe is that you can pair it with many, many delicious side dishes. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
- Mushroom Sauce is one of the best combinations; just think about a juicy grilled steak with a creamy mushroom sauce loaded with garlic flavor.
- Add a side of roasted vegetables for an added crunch.
- Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Baked Zucchini with Parmesan
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Coleslaw Salad Recipe
- Air Fryer Asparagus
Frequently Asked Questions
When Do We Know If The Steak Is Ready?
The answer to this question depends on the piece of meat, the thickness, and how you like serving it(rare, medium, or well-done).
Is Sirloin Steak Tender?
Most of the time, yes, but to ensure that you enjoy a tender grilled steak, I recommended buy-in top sirloin, which is more tender than a regular sirloin steak.
Can I Make This Steak Recipe On The Oven?
Sure, season the steak as we did in this recipe and sear it for 1 minute on high heat on each side until golden brown. Then transfer the skillet to the oven and cook it for 10 minutes at 450F.
Remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing it and enjoy.
More Steak Recipes
Grilled Sirloin Steak
- 4 8- oz Sirloin steaks
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp rosemary
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Pat dry the sirloin steak using paper towels, then season on both sides with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat your grill( Make sure that your grill is hot before adding the steak so it will sear quickly) to 450°F (230°C).
- Add the sirloin steak and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat to medium low and continue cooking with a lid on until the steak reaches the desired level of doneness.
- Remove the grilled steak from the grill and set aside for about 5 minutes before slicing and enjoying it.
- Add the butter, rosemary, minced garlic to a small mixing bowl then mix well to combine. Brush each steak with the herbed butter before serving.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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