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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remove the sirloin steaks from the oven, and allow them to rest for approximately 5 minutes before serving them.
Things You'll Need
Clean paper towels
Use a meat thermometer if you are unsure whether your sirloin steaks are done to your liking. Steaks are medium-well at 150 to 160 degrees F and medium at 140 to 150 degrees F. When cooking rare, you should not consume a steak less than 130 degrees since this may increase risks for food-borne illness.
Pair your steak with steamed vegetables such as broccoli and you can add a serving of brown rice for a whole grain.
Be careful not to burn yourself when adding the steaks to the hot skillet. Fat from the steaks may sizzle and spatter.