Baking a sirloin steak is one way to ensure you get a delicious steak that is prepared in a healthy method. Sirloin steaks are often preferred by people because they are a semi-prime cut of meat that is also budget-friendly. The key to getting delicious flavor from your sirloin steaks is to create a rub or marinade and allow the steak time to soak up the flavor from the seasonings. This will result in added flavor that will enhance any steak and will make the meal one to remember.
Create a Succulent Sirloin Steak Rub
Many chefs go back and forth between rubs and marinades when it comes to seasoning meats. Beef is a type of meat that is versatile and can work well with a variety of rubs or marinades. On the Food Network website, Chef Bobby Flay has provided an example of a mouth-watering steak rub. Mr. Flay’s steak rub consists of cumin, paprika, black pepper, coriander and kosher salt, just to name a few of the ingredients. These seasonings will produce a very rich and savory rub that will enhance the flavor of a sirloin steak.
Another rub that works well with steaks to enhance flavor consists of freshly-diced garlic, cracked black pepper, seasoning salt, onion powder, chili powder and cilantro. These ingredients will give a steak a very nice Tex-Mex rub that will explode with bursts of flavor.
Flavorful Marinades Enhance Steaks
People who prefer exceptionally tender and moist steaks may decide to lean towards a steak marinade. An ideal marinade for sirloin steaks consist of four tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon of teriyaki sauce, one teaspoon of ground white pepper, one teaspoon of oregano, one and a half cups of dry red wine, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Do not add salt to this marinade as the soy sauce and the teriyaki sauce already contain ample amounts of salt. Place the steaks in a plastic container; pour marinade over the steaks, allowing it to coat all the steaks, cover and place in the refrigerator for twenty-four to thirty-six hours. This marinade recipe will provide enough marinade for up to seven steaks.
Simple Steps to Caramelize and Bake a Sirloin Steak
If you want to caramelize your steak, simply add a quarter of a cup of olive oil to a pan and toss the steak into the pan on the range once the olive oil is heated. Allow the steak to caramelize on both sides as shown in the video below:
Julienne slices of onions and bell peppers may also be added for additional flavor. Once the steak has been lightly caramelized on each side, place the steak into a baking sheet and put into an oven that has been preheated to broil for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Once the sirloin steak is in the broiler oven, it will only need to cook for approximately two to three minutes to reach a tender medium rare. Flip the steak and allow it to cook two more minutes on each side to ensure it is evenly cooked. For medium steaks, add two more minutes to the cooking time on each side.
The website Thekitchen.com recommends using a cast iron skillet to bake the steaks in. Baking a steak in a cast iron skillet at broiler temperatures will help you to achieve tasty crisp, blackened edges that provide a nice crust to the outer portions of the steak.