Sirloin is a popular cut of beef steak. When cooked properly, the meat is tender and juicy, and a marinade or seasonings can be used to enhance flavor. There are several cooking methods that can be used when cooking sirloin steak. It can be grilled, broiled, cooked in the oven, or pan-fried. When using any of these cooking methods, attention should be paid to the cooking time in order to achieve the desired amount of doneness.
Grilling is one of the most popular methods of cooking sirloin steaks. To do this, the grill should be warmed or lit for 10 minutes in advance, so the fire can heat the grill grates. The steaks should be brushed with oil in order to keep them from sticking. To get a good sear on the outside, the steak should be placed on the grill and left to cook for a few minutes before being turned. The amount of time needed on the grill basically depends on the thickness of the meat and on diners' preference in terms of how thoroughly they like their steaks cooked.
Broiling steaks involves placing the steaks in an oven underneath the broiler. This heating element typically reaches very high temperatures and will brown the steaks quickly. The beef should be watched while being cooked this way to ensure that it does not burn. The steaks should be broiled on one side and then turned so the other side can cook. For best results, the steaks should rest for five minutes before serving.
When cooking sirloin steak in the oven, or essentially baking it, the temperature should be set to 450°F (230°C). Steak can be marinated or seasoned before being placed in the oven. After a few minutes in the oven, the steak must be turned to brown on the other side. Many people prefer to sear the steak in a pan on the stove before placing it in the oven to finish cooking.
A sirloin steak can also be prepared in a pan on a stove top. When using this method for cooking sirloin, the pan should be hot before placing the steak in it. The beef should be rubbed with oil and seasoned before going into the pan to quickly sear. Each side of the steak should be cooked in this manner. As with all of the mentioned methods of cooking sirloin, the amount of time each side needs to be cooked will depend on the size and thickness of the meat and on desired level of doneness.