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 a delicious sirloin steak 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 help ensure a smooth process.
Step 1: Trim the Fat
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: Preheat the Oven
Place your oven-safe skillet on an oven rack approximately 6 inches from your oven's heating element. Close the oven door and heat the oven by setting it to broil.
Step 3: Season Your Meat
Season your sirloin steaks while your oven and skillet are heating. Be creative with your sirloin steak recipes — rub the steaks with olive oil first; then sprinkle them with salt, pepper and any other steak spices you prefer.
Step 4: Sear the Steaks
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 three minutes; then flip the steaks with your tongs and sear the other side for three minutes.
Step 5: Broil to Taste
Broil the steaks at 500 F until they are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. For 1-inch sirloin steaks, this additional time is approximately four to five minutes for medium well and two to three minutes for medium.
If you prefer your steaks rare, they may require no additional time in the oven beyond the initial searing time. However, be aware that eating your meat rare increases your risk of food poisoning, according to Mayo Clinic.
Step 6: Rest and Serve
Remove the sirloin steaks from the oven and allow them to rest for approximately 5 minutes before serving them.
Read more: How to Cook a Tender Steak on the Stove
Food Safety and Nutrition
When you choose to cook steak in a conventional oven, it's important to practice safe food preparation. Use a meat thermometer to check your food temperature before serving.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, beef should reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit before consuming to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
Be careful not to burn yourself when adding the steaks to the hot skillet. Fat from the steaks may sizzle and spatter.
Improve Your Meal's Nutritional Value
Steak is an excellent source of protein, but it can also be high in fat. However, trimming excess fat prior to cooking your sirloin can improve its nutritional value.
According to the USDA, a 3-ounce serving of beef sirloin trimmed to zero inches of fat provides:
- 186 calories
- 24.7 grams of protein
- 9 grams of fat
- 0 grams of carbohydrates
Pair your steak with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli and add a serving of brown rice for a whole grain.
Things You'll Need
Clean paper towels