Sirloin Sizzler Steak How to’s
10.20.2022 Beef, Tips & Tricks
Sizzler steaks are petite sirloins and are cut from the small, rounded part of bottom sirloin, a muscular area that can be tough. The good news is, you can tenderize this steak with a tangy marinade!
Best things to use in a marinade:
- Lemon juice: Adds acidity to tenderize and flavor.
- Olive oil: Help seal in juiciness.
- Worcestershire sauce: contains vinegar that breaks down the tough fibers.
- Minced garlic: Use fresh for the best tasting.
- Italian seasoning: A go-to combination of outstanding herbs.
- Pepper and Salt: To taste, but do not leave it out.
- Red pepper: Adds a bit of spice.
- Soy sauce: Adds a bit of salty and tons of flavor.
- Butter: best for longer cooking times so it doesn’t burn and keeps the meat juicy and flavorful.
- Chopped Parsley: Adds a pop of color.
As soon as your marinade is ready to go you add your steaks and let them soak up all of that delicious flavor. It also tenderizes as it marinates. The minimum to let these steaks marinate is 2 hours, but can also be marinated overnight. The flavor is seriously out of this world!
Cooking Steak in a Skillet Tips
We love to cook steaks the good ole fashioned way, a cast iron skillet. It only takes minutes to get that crispy brown edge and medium cooked inside. But you can also grill. It is perfect for both. It is going to give your steaks the very best flavor!
- Cast Iron: The best skillet to use is a cast-iron skillet. It distributes the heat evenly and gets really hot which browns steak beautifully.
- Heat it up: Use the largest burner on your stove and heat up the cast iron before placing the steaks in. This will ensure I good crusty sear. The oil in the pan should be shimmering almost to the smoking point.
- Dab the Steak: With a paper towel, gently dab the steaks dry. Do not worry you will not take off marinade that is already saturated into the meat. When the meat is dry it will make sure there is a good sear, creating that incredible flavorful crust. When they are moist, they tend to steam instead of sear, which will cause them to be soft.
- Add The Butter Last: Place the butter in the pan right before you are ready to take them out. You do not want your butter to burn, which it can easily with the high heat.
- Let it rest: However you cook your steak be sure to let it rest 5-15 minutes for the juices to redistribute throughout the steak. This way you won’t end up with all the good flavor on your plate instead of inside the meat.