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Today I’m showing you how to cook top sirloin steak in the oven! I’m a big fan of cooking steaks on the stove and then finishing them in the oven. It’s got a little extra flavor from the butter, and always perfectly cooked. But that’s not the only reason to love this top sirloin steak recipe. It’s also EASY (marinade takes a few minutes to make) and full of FLAVOR! And definitely fool-proof.
Beef top sirloin steak recipes are a great way to incorporate a reasonable cut of steak, without sacrificing any flavor.
You don’t need a grill for this steak dinner, but you can still enjoy it outside!
How To Cook Top Sirloin Steak In The Oven
First, you’ll want to start off by marinating your sirloin steak. Here’s the recipe for my sirloin steak marinade.
TIP: It’s best to marinate them for 3 to 8 hours, but not any longer or they can get mushy.
Then, you’re going to heat up your cast iron grill pan. You want to get it really hot so that you can get a nice sear on your steaks.
After a quick sear, it’s time to finish them in the oven. I have full cooking times below, but it cooks quickly, so make sure you know how you want your steak cooked and that your thermometer is ready to go.
After they finish in the oven, let them rest for about 5 minutes.
TIP: Resting is super important! Don’t skip it. This allows the juices to soak into the meat, so they won’t all escape when you cut into your steak. It’s one of the best secrets to super juicy sirloin steak!
Now it’s time to dig into your perfectly-cooked steak. Yum!
How Long Does It Take To Cook Steak In The Oven At 400?
If you’re wondering how long to cook steak in oven at 400 degrees F, I’ve got your answer, but it’s going to depend a little on how you like your steak cooked. After a quick sear on the stove, you’ll let the steak finish in the oven at 400 degrees F. For a 1.5-inch thick steak, it usually takes about:
- Rare: 2 minutes (cook to 120 degrees F)
- Medium Rare: 3 minutes (cook to 130 degrees F)
- Medium: 4 minutes (cook to 140 degrees F)
- Medium-well: 5 minutes (cook to 150 degrees F)
- Well-done: 6 minutes (cook to 160 degrees F)
Note: Steak temperature will increase by an additional 5 degrees when resting.
How Do You Cook A Top Sirloin Steak Without A Grill?
It’s easy (and delicious!) to cook a top sirloin steak without a grill. With my fool-proof oven method, you just need to sear it on the stove and then transfer it into the oven to finish cooking.
It’s similar to my filet mignon recipe and it’s my favorite way to cook steaks. I actually prefer it over grilling!
Can You Make Top Sirloin Steak Recipe Ahead?
No, unfortunately it’s just not recommended to make top sirloin steak ahead of time. The problem arises when trying to serve the steak hot. If it’s already cooked, you’ll need to re-heat it which means you could easily over-cook it.
The cooking time is relatively quick, so simply wait to cook the steak until you’re ready to eat! If you have leftover steak, I recommend quickly searing it in a hot skillet to warm it up.
What To Serve With Sirloin Steak
There are so many options for sides that pair perfectly with easy sirloin steak recipes. So many that it was pretty hard to narrow it down, but here are my favorites.
- Keto Mashed Cauliflower
- Asparagus In The Oven
- Oven Roasted Mushrooms
- Keto Creamed Spinach
- Ultimate Garden Salad
- Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
If you want to browse for more, check out my collection of Keto Low Carb Side Dishes.
Tools To Make Sirloin Steak In The Oven:
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- Cast Iron Grill Pan – The best pan to go from stove to oven and perfect for steaks. You need this to get those grill marks!
- Steak Knife Set– The only other thing this pan seared steak with butter needs is a good steak knife.
- Alarm Thermometer – If you want perfect sirloin steak in the oven, you’ve got to use a thermometer. I love this one because you can set the temperature that you want the meat to reach and it will go off when it’s hit that temp. No more overcooked meat!
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Prepare the steak marinade according to the instructions here. Marinate the steaks for 3-8 hours (but not longer). (Alternatively, you can simply season generously with salt and pepper and skip the marinade, but the marinade makes them so juicy!)
Remove the steaks from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking, to let them come to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). At the same time, preheat a cast iron grill pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.
Once the oven is just a few minutes away from being preheated, add the butter and heat until melted. Add the steaks in a single layer. Sear for about 2 minutes, without moving around, until browned with grill marks on the bottom. Flip and sear for 1-2 minutes on the other side.
Transfer the pan to the preheated oven. Bake for 2 to 6 minutes, to your desired level of doneness.
For a 1.5-inch (4 cm) thick steak, that's usually 2 minutes for rare, 3 minutes for medium rare, 4 minutes for medium, 5 minutes for medium-well and 6 minutes for well done.
Use a meat thermometer to be sure - 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) for rare, 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium rare, 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium, 150 degrees F (66 degrees C) for medium well, and 160 degrees F (71 degrees C) for well done. Steak temperature will increase by an additional 5 degrees when resting in the next step.
Remove the sirloin steaks from the oven and transfer to a plate. (Do not leave in the pan or they will be overcooked.) Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
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Serving size: 8 oz steak + marinade
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