One of my favorite cuts of beef is the top sirloin, and luckily it is also one of the cheapest and leanest cuts. After quite a bit of trial and error, I have perfected the technique of how to cook this steak to a perfect medium rare without a grill. While I love a good grilled pieces of meat, living in an apartment does have its restrictions. You could drag a tiny charcoal grill outside, I really try to avoid it because of the unpredictable Texas weather. I joke that our neighbors must be meteorologists because every time they try to grill, we get a huge thunderstorm. This technique works so well that you will not miss the grill at all.
Step 1. Marinate steak for at least 2 hours to overnight
I use Stubb’s Beef Marinade which is soy, garlic and red pepper, but use whatever marinade you want or even make your own!
Step 2.Preheat grill pan to high and cook 3 minutes per side:
Step 3: Cook in oven for 9 minutes @ 400 degrees Fahrenheit:
Step 4: Let Steak Rest for at least 5 minutes:
Step 5: Slice Against the grain
This picture lets you see which way the grain is running
My knife is showing you which way to cut and how that is in relation to the grain:
- 1.8 lb- 2 lb top sirloin steak, about ¾ inch thick
- 6 oz. marinade ( I used Stubb's Beef Marinade)
- Place steak in a glass dish. Pour marinade over steak. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, flipping over halfway.
- Take steak out 15 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature. Preheat grill pan to high heat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Place steak on grill pan and cook 3 minutes per side to get a good sear and grill marks.
- Take off grill pan and place on baking sheet. Place in oven for 9 minutes.
- Move steak to cutting board to rest. Let rest for at least 5 minutes.
- Slice against the grain into thing slices. ENJOY!