Sirloin Steak

Total Time:
23 min
2 min
5 min
16 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, 1 to 1 1/4-inches thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven on broiler setting. Make foil 'snake' out of aluminum foil to use to keep oven door slightly ajar so that broiler won't turn off if it gets too hot. Brush steak with oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Place a piece of foil on the bottom rack as a drip pan. Place another rack in the position above this and put the steak directly on this rack. Cook steak in this position for 5 minutes. Flip steak and cook for another 5 minutes. Move rack with steak to top position in oven, moving rack with foil and drippings just underneath, and cook for 3 minutes. Flip 1 last time and cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer steak to wire rack and rest for 3 to 5 minutes. The above times are for medium doneness. Adjust cooking times up or down as desired.

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    Perfect Recipe! I just cooked my sirloin and it is soooooo delicious. Thank you!
    Worked great with a broiler pan...less fire danger, less mess. Tasty and simple came out pretty true to medium...maybe a little over after resting with foil over it. Next time I think I will marinate to make juicier.
    We over cooked it a little following the directions and will adjust the time for the next time we prepare. Though we prefer medium, they turned out well, but still juicy. We had trouble in the beginning using the foil snake because our broiler would shut off. Once we removed the foil snake, the broiler worked fine.
    Worked great!
    I did what he said exactly except when it came to moving the meat to the top heat I cooked it 1-2 min per side to keep a little pink...came out great..made a garlic thyme parsley butter and added a dab after it came out of the oven...was really good. (Only alarm kept going off from the smoke even though I had the oven open, windows open, ceiling fans dog was freaking out lol) 
    Thank you....that is very important to me as my smoke alarm goes off so easily....on Valentine's day the Fire Department came....we were waiting for them. All I said was, "Sorry guys, I was just cooking." That's what you get for having a security service! ?
    Came out perfect. Juicy with a great crust!
    Great recipe. Need to get more of these episodes on iTunes so I can memorize them on the plane!
    Amazing! My steak was closer to two inches so I had it in the center rack for 6 minutes on each side and then 3 minutes per side on the top rack. I took it out to check the temperature and decided to stick it back in on the middle rack for 2 more minutes. I used my Breville Convection oven and the broiler pan that came with it. Since it was so thick, one corner was actually touching the top inside of the oven so it got a bit chard. The (large steak had sections that were medium for my boyfriend and medium rare (somewhat bloody and perfect for me! It was so juicy and buttery soft with beautiful seared outsides. I paired it with Chimichuri sauce and some whipped cauliflower with fresh garlic, butter, truffle salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.
    I LOVE Alton Brown but I had some issues with this recipe :( I'm a brand new cook and I tried to follow the instructions exactly but I started a HUGE oven fire!!!! I managed to put it out and even save the steak.. which tasted great.. but I had an awful mess in the kitchen. I wish I had read the review that warns about fires. I suggest that all inexperienced cooks like me keep a box of baking soda handy... just incase :
    My sirloin was an inch thick and my oven and hence my broiler is electric. I used canola oil for the higher smoking point and cut off most of the fat around the edge of the steak, especially the hard white stuff to minimize any smoking. I covered a 1/4 sheet pan with foil to catch the drippings. My only other alteration was to broil at 4 minutes per side instead of 5 because I like my steak a little pink in the middle. It came out perfect! The best non-grilled steak ever. Rainy days will no longer ruin my meal plans. I used my exhaust fan on the over-the-range microwave and had no smoking problem at all. The foil came off the sheet pan leaving it pristine. This is a great way to broil a steak inside the house and I'll do if often if the summer stays this hot. I'd rather be a cool kitchen than standing before a 500 F grill on a 100 day. 
    Thanks again Alton for yet another great recipe!
    This is aboout the easiest steak recipe you can prepare. The trick is choosing your meat, and knowing your own oven. I purchase the meat from a butcher if possible, or if at my local discount supermarket, I ask when it was packed. The fresher the better. Also, in my oven I reduce the times to 4 minutes and 2 minutes as I guess my oven runs hot and we like our steaks on the rarer side of medium.
    The very best steak recipe I've made. Ever. I've cooked a lot of steaks over the years, with mixed results. This recipe is foolproof. Incredibly delicious. For added zing, I used course-ground sea salt instead of the normal kosher. Really brings out the flavors and I was so impressed with the temperature of the meat after following the recipe exactly as written. Amazing. This is my go-to steak recipe from now on. Thank you Alton!
    Amazing! Brings out the real flavors of the meat! New favorite method of cooking steaks in-doors!
    This was great! The juiciness of the meat and getting this done so quickly were the best parts~ 
    this was tender juicy deliciousness. the sirloin was only about 3/4 inch thick and only took 5 min on each side, never made it to the top rack. used broiler on high. Next time only a little more than 4 min/side for just under medium. yum
    This recipe was a little bland. I'm probably biased because I usually use grill rubs or something with a little more kick than just salt and pepper. It did smell really good cooking but the taste wasn't anything special in my opinion.
    This is very easy to make, I did find that the meat comes out more rare than medium rare so if you like it cooked closer to medium you need to add a minute or two more when broiling in the upper section.
    Perfect Sirloin. I was a little apprehensive at first, but tried this method after returning home from a trip to the market to find that we were out of gas for the grill. I could not be more pleased. It is simple, fast, and clean up is a breeze.
    great and easy!
    Horrible! Bad cut of meat and a bad turn out. This is not something I will make again.
    Fantastic. My steaks were sliced much more thinly than his, ended up well well to medium-well and were still great. Suggestions: use a different oil with a lower smoke point (canola worked great for me, and start the rack lower than you think you need to, especially if your steak isn't actually sliced a full inch thick. Other than that, broil away.
    Delicious! The steak turned out perfect! I used a small piece of foil with "walls" on the sides to keep clean up easier. My husband was thrilled with his dinner!
    Fantastic! Yes, there was some smoke and fire alarms, but hey, no big deal. The steak was super tender and great tasting. Thanks Alton for such an ingenious way to cook sirloin steak!
    Wow! This was so easy and it tastes so good! For once, my steak was not dried out. My husband loved it too. It got smoky but it was worth it. Thanks!
    Easy recipe... I use it over and over and the steaks turn out delicious!
    Excellent method if you do not have access to a grill or the weather is bad. The flavor is great the method is perfect. Yes, it can get smoky as with any method of direct broiling, and yes you need to catch the dripping in something. And yes you need to pay attention as something may catch on fire, but it is inside your oven so do not panic turn off the broiler take the steak out and put some baking soda on the fire and close the door. Get a grip people do not complain about the obvious. And to the person who tried or wanted to try to cook meat in a microwave...... in a bag..... Seriously.... if you do not have an oven buy a toaster oven and get rid of that microwave... or eat out...
    I am very new to the cooking thing. Never had to on my own before. This recipe seemed easy enough. It was. Just one thing. Make sure you unplug your smoke alarms first. There is entirly too much smoke with this!!!
    I didn't use my regular oven. I used my flavorwave oven. It turned out great.
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