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Sliced sirloin steak on black serving platter with salt flakes.

Grill the perfect, tasty plain sirloin steak with this simple method, complete with a simple blend of seasonings and tips for juicy, flavorful results that will make it a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Sirloin steaks on black serving plate sprinkled with salt.  The text is read "Simple sirloin steak".Sirloin steaks on black serving plate sprinkled with salt.  The text is read "Simple sirloin steak".

Simple sirloin steak

There’s nothing better than biting into a perfectly grilled sirloin. The tender, juicy texture and rich, robust flavor make it a favorite for backyard cookouts, special occasions, or anytime you want a satisfying meal. Sirloin steak is versatile and pairs well with various side dishes and seasonings.

We’ll delve into what makes sirloin special, share tips for choosing and grilling the perfect steak, and provide a delicious recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your grilling rotation. Get ready to learn how to create a delicious sirloin steak that will amaze your family and friends.

What is sirloin?

Sirloin is a cut of steak that comes from the back of the cow, between the short and round loin. This area gets moderate exercise, resulting in a leaner and less tender steak than cuts like ribeye or filet mignon, but still flavorful and juicy when cooked properly. Using my two zone grilling method, you will get a perfectly cooked, tender and juicy steak.

Raw beef steaks on baking sheet sprinkled with seasoning.Raw beef steaks on baking sheet sprinkled with seasoning.

Choose the right sirloin

When selecting sirloin steaks, look for cuts with a deep red color and uniform marbling of white fat throughout the meat. This marbling helps keep the steak moist and flavorful while cooking. If you want the best results on the grill, choose thicker steaks at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.

Simple steak seasoning

You want to be sure to season your sirloin steaks with the right mixture, because this is the key to bringing out their natural flavor and creating a delicious crust on the grill. This simple blend of seasonings pairs perfectly with the strong flavor of the sirloin:

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper

Feel free to adjust the proportions to your liking, use your favorite ready-made steak seasoning, or try my signature Beef Rub for an added boost of flavor.

Sirloins on grills over indirect heat.Sirloins on grills over indirect heat.

Steak Tips

Sirloin is an affordable cut that you can turn into something from the finest steakhouse when you grill it with my method. Here are some other ways to get the most out of this versatile cut.

  • I stay ahead. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator ahead of time and let them come to room temperature. This will help them cook more evenly.
  • Clean the grill. If you want to get the coveted grill marks, you need to work with a clean grill. If you need help, check out my guide on cleaning a charcoal grill.
  • Rest afterwards. Once again, you need to rest the steaks just like you did before grilling them. Letting the fillets rest for 5 to 10 minutes after grilling will make slicing them easier and ensure all the juicy beef flavor remains in the meat.

How long to grill sirloin

We grill your sirloin steaks in two stages using my two-zone grilling method. We’ll first leave our steaks for about 40 minutes on indirect heat, then transfer them to the direct heat side for a final seal. The overall process should take about 45 minutes, but can vary greatly depending on the cut of meat and your grill. Always use a reliable meat thermometer, like mine Thermapen ONE, to ensure your steaks are cooked to perfection. Here are the target internal temperatures for various doneness levels:

  • Rare: 125 degrees F
  • Medium rare: 135 degrees F
  • Medium: 145 degrees F
  • Average Good: 155 degrees F
  • Well done: 160 degrees F
Steam grilled over hot coals on grates.Steam grilled over hot coals on grates.

How to prepare grilled beef steak

It’s time to fire up the grill and put those tasty sirloins on the grill. Here’s how to make perfect sirloin steaks every time, with these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the dressing. Let the sirloin steaks rest a few minutes before seasoning and grilling. Take this time to set up the grill for dual zone cooking and season the steak. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and then whisk them together. Use a fork to avoid any lumps. Once the seasoning is mixed, season your sirloins on all sides.
  2. Grilled sirloin steaks. When the grill is at the right temperature, it’s time to put on the sirloins. First, you’ll leave your steaks for about 40 minutes on the indirect heat side of the grill, turning them once in between. This period of indirect heat allows the goodness of the smoke to melt the fat in the sirloins, releasing all that delicious beef flavor.
  3. Sear your sirloins. When your steaks have about 10 degrees left to reach your desired doneness, you’ll want to bring them to the direct heat side of the grill. 2-3 minutes per side over direct heat will give your sirloins a nice brown, ensuring a light crust that holds all the tender juiciness.
  4. Rest, serve and enjoy. Remove steaks to serving platter and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. This resting time is crucial for the juicy flavor inside to stabilize, allowing for perfect slices.

What to serve with the sirloin

Sirloin steak pairs perfectly with all traditional steakhouse sides. You can’t go wrong with the classic steak and potato combo with some sandwiches. If you want to keep it lighter, try a salad and some fresh grilled vegetables. Here are some ideas to get you started with meal planning:

Grilled sirloins on black serving platter sprinkled with salt.Grilled sirloins on black serving platter sprinkled with salt.

More great steak recipes

Now that you’ve learned the basics of grilling steak, it’s time to expand your repertoire. My Hey Grill Hey app offers you a collection of delicious steak recipes for every occasion. Here are some of my personal favorites to try when you become a backyard barbecue hero:

Simple Sirloin Steak Recipe

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  • Prepare the dressing. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and place them on the counter while you preheat the grill to 350 degrees F for dual-zone grilling. Combine all the steak seasoning ingredients in a small bowl until well combined, then season the sirloins on all sides.

    4 6-8 ounce sirloin steaks, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Grilled sirloin steaks. Place the steaks on the grills over indirect heat, close the lid and cook for about 20 minutes, then turn them once. Cook an additional 20 minutes or until steaks are 10 degrees from target temperature.

  • Sear your sirloins. Transfer the steaks to the direct-heat side of the grill to sear for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the steaks have a nice crust and reach the desired internal temperature.

  • Rest, serve and enjoy. Remove the steaks to a serving platter and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 2G | Protein: 50G | Fat: 11G | Saturated fats: 4G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 4G | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 1G | Sugar: 0.1G | Vitamin A: 109UI | C vitamin: 0.4mg | Soccer: 75mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is calculated automatically, so should only be used as an approximation.

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