One of the best ways to cook a sirloin tip steak is to grill it. This is a lean cut of beef. Seasoning the meat first will result in a tasty main dish. Cook the steak whole with a mildly spicy rub, as in the recipe below. You can also cut a sirloin tip steak into pieces to make kabobs. Marinate the meat pieces in an acidic mixture, such as Italian dressing, and then grill. For flavor, marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to two hours before grilling.
Things You'll Need
- 2 8-oz sirloin tip steaks, cut 1-inch thick
- 1 tbsp. ground ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp. finely grated orange zest
- 3 minced cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. cocoa powder for baking
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Ancho Chili-Rubbed Sirloin Tip Steaks
If using a gas grill, turn it on medium heat. To start a fire in a charcoal grill, lay charcoal briquettes in a grid fashion. Briquettes should touch and overlap. Sprinkle lighter fluid generously over briquettes and light. Let the charcoal burn down approximately 30 minutes. Briquettes should reach 350 to 375 degrees.
Mix together the ancho chili powder, orange zest, minced garlic, cocoa powder, oregano and cinnamon. Rub the mixture into the steaks.
Place the steaks on the preheated grill. Cover the grill. For medium-rare, cook for 11 to 13 minutes over charcoal; cook for 13 to 15 minutes if you are using a gas grill. Turn the steak once during grilling. Do not overcook.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Tips & Warnings
- This recipe serves four, if each 8-oz steak is cut in two before serving. For heartier appetites, serve each steak as one portion. A 4-oz. portion contains 159 calories and 8 grams of fat.
- Photo Credit Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images
How to Broil a Sirloin Steak
Broiling a sirloin steak is a fantastic alternative to grilling or pan-frying. While broiling doesn’t give the same taste as cooking over...
How to Cook Sirloin Tips on a Stove
How to cook sirloin tips on a stove - a tutorial with images and suggestions for flavoring the meat.
How to Cook Sirloin Steaks
Cooking sirloin steaks requires knowledge of cooking techniques because they are easy to overcook. Sirloin steak contains less fat when compared to...
How to Prepare Sirloin Tip Steaks
Before eating out at a restaurant, consider preparing lean sirloin-tip steaks at home. Sirloin steak is inexpensive and used in a variety...
The Best Way to Tenderize a Sirloin Steak for Grilling
Sirloin steaks occupy an uncertain place in the steak lover's pantheon. They're typically more flavorful than most premium grilling cuts, but vary...
How to Grill Sirloin Tip Steaks
For value-minded steak lovers, the numerous sirloin cuts offer plenty of scope for experimentation. Cut from an area where the relatively tender...
How to Cook Bottom Sirloin Steak
Sirloin is a cut of steak from the upper hip of a cow. The boneless cut of steak has a firm texture...
How to Cook a Sirloin Tip Steak and Make it Tender
Sirloin tip steak is a naturally somewhat tender steak that isn't as expensive as steak tenderloin. A perfectly cooked steak is crusty...
How to Cook Thin Sirloin Steak
A thin cut sirloin steak is both flavorful and fast cooking, due to the small size. Sirloin is an adaptable cut of...
How to Cook Steak Tips
Steaks are one of the more expensive meats in the food budget, and you want to make sure your money is well...