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How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven

by
author image Erika Henritz
Based in Olathe, Kan., Erika Henritz began her writing/editing career in 1994. She specializes in health publications and has worked for ATI, where she served as editor for several nursing textbooks, including the company's R.N. and P.N. "Mental Health" and "Fundamentals of Nursing" reviews. Erika holds a Bachelor of Science in education and foreign language from the University of Kansas.
How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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You may prefer to prepare premium steaks, such as sirloin steaks, by grilling them. However, if the weather does not cooperate, you can still cook delicious sirloin steaks in the oven. All you need is an oven-safe skillet and a few minutes. A basic understanding of how to broil your sirloin steaks before you begin will ensure a smooth process.

Step 1

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Prepare your sirloin steaks by trimming off the excess fat if desired, bringing the steaks to room temperature and patting them dry with clean paper towels.

Step 2

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Place your oven-safe skillet on an oven rack approximately 6 inches from your oven's heating element. Close the oven door, and preheat the oven by setting it to broil.

Step 3

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Season your sirloin steaks while your oven and skillet are preheating. Rub the steaks with olive oil first, then sprinkle them with salt, pepper and any other steak spices you prefer.

Step 4

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Place the steaks in the skillet, after pulling the oven rack out for easy access, and close the oven door. Allow the steaks to sear in the skillet for 3 minutes, flip the steaks with your tongs and sear the other side for 3 minutes.

Step 5

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Broil the steaks at 500 degrees F until they are cooked to your desired doneness. For 1-inch sirloin steaks, this additional time is approximately 4 to 5 minutes for medium well and 2 to 3 minutes for medium. If you prefer your steaks rare, they may require no additional time in the oven beyond the initial searing time.

Step 6

How to Cook Sirloin Steak in an Oven
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Remove the sirloin steaks from the oven, and allow them to rest for approximately 5 minutes before serving them.

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