Easy Pan Seared Sirloin Steak Recipe


If you’re looking for the top sirloin steak recipe that’s easy to make, juicy, tender and delicious, this is the recipe for you. You can make this awesome steak right on your stove top with just a few easy steps. You will not believe how awesome it is.

This recipe can be made in either a traditional cast iron pan or a grill pan. Personally I like to use this grill pan because it gives it those nice grill marks and is super easy to use.

How to cook a perfect sirloin steak

Select a nice sirloin steak for this recipe. Sirloin is naturally lean with just the right amount of marbling to give it a delicious texture and taste. cooking sirloin steak is easy and straight forward. Just follow our recipe for the PERFECT steak


  • 2 (4 - 6oz) sirloin steaks
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes


Step 1

In a small microwaveable dish, melt butter, and add garlic and parsley flakes. Microwave for just 20-30 seconds should do the trick.

Step 2

Add olive oil to pan and heat over high heat until pan is blazing hot (about 5 minutes). And make sure your vent is on.

Step 3

Add salt and pepper to steaks, both sides, and place in pan. Grill for 2 minutes and flip over.

Step 4

Spoon some of the butter mixture over the steaks and let grill for another 2 minutes.

Step 5

Flip steaks again, add more butter mixture and let cook for another 30 seconds per side until steak is done to your liking.

Step 6

Total cooking time will be 5-8 minutes.

Step 7

Remove from pan and add remaining butter mixture. Cover lightly with a piece of aluminum foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Tips for All Stages of Doneness:

Medium Rare








Comments (34)

  1. posted by tee on August 8, 2016

    This was SO GOOD and so simple. I don’t grill or make steaks often and I feel like a pro now. 🙂

  2. posted by Teri Barrett on March 24, 2017

    Love these recipes

  3. posted by Dori on March 27, 2017

    Quick, simple and delicious

  4. posted by Gina on March 30, 2017

    definitely will be cooking with this recipe forever…thanx`

  5. posted by Fred on April 6, 2017

    Cooked top sirloin from Trader Joe’s grass fed angus beef steak was so tough had good flavor or I would of thrown it away. Found out later depends how it was cut. It’s safer to marinate it for a couple of hours. London Broil is also a cut of top sirloin. You have to cut it 1/4 inch across the grain to eat it.

    • posted by Jeff on November 2, 2017

      Thanks for good advice, thought I was only one with tough top sirloin steaks, what recipe for mariade? Thinking vinegar soy sauce type?

      • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on November 2, 2017

        Hi Fred,

        Vinegar and soy sounds like a good idea. I would a bit of honey to balance the flavors

    • posted by Bunnie Gabel on December 3, 2017

      VERY important to cut against the grain. And if you’re a novice just ask your butcher to score it. Makes a big difference.

      • posted by Natalie on December 21, 2017

        So I’m gonna be the ‘Butcher’s today…LoL What does (scoring) mean?? And do I just have to cut the steak through the center to kind of thin it out??

    • posted by Chris on January 14, 2018

      London broil is from top round which is a tougher cut than top sirloin

  6. posted by V. Hanson on April 10, 2017

    Very easy and turned out so juicy and tender! Will use this recipe again. Husband couldn’t stop complimenting how good it was.

    • posted by Easy Recipe Depot on April 13, 2017

      Thanks for sharing!

  7. posted by Gail Hodges on May 13, 2017

    What does the parsley do?

    • posted by cathie on February 10, 2018

      parsley is a flavor neutralizer so it takes away some of the yum factor but it looks pretty

  8. posted by Deveta on May 29, 2017

    First time trying this recipe. Defiantly will use this again and again. So juicy…great flavor! Thank you

  9. posted by Alfredo on June 11, 2017

    I tried it today for the first time. It was great. Will definitely be doing more often

  10. posted by Rb on June 16, 2017

    It was super good! Just made it. The outside got a little dark on a iron skillet and I thought it would taste burned but it didnt. With a little crisp to the skin and a soft pink inside. So Yummy! I used fresh parsley and Monteray steak seasoning. Kids ate it up too! Will make again!!!

  11. posted by Liz on July 18, 2017

    It was very easy to cook. Taste was great. Tender and juicy.. definite will try again..

  12. posted by Udoxie on July 20, 2017

    This was sooo.. easy and my steak turned out [email protected]@#
    This was quicker than hamburger helper.
    If you want to impress someone over dinner this steak will do it

  13. posted by Kathy on July 24, 2017

    I was having fun with my iron skillet. Had the vent fan on as directed. Looked up and could barely see my husband running around opening doors and windows ( after securing the cat) to let the thick smoke out. I won’t again and don’t recommend doing this in an apartment. On the plus side my husband’s steak was tender with a great flavor. My steak was full of fat and gristle so I could only eat about half of it. That’s not the fault of the recipe just a lesson learned not to buy steaks at Publix when there’s a great butcher in the next town.

    • posted by Susan on January 22, 2018

      I smoked up our house pretty bad tonight too. Hubby did the open all the window thing and we’re now letting the meat rest as the house airs out!! I hope the smokey prep us worth it… 🙂

    • posted by Jason on January 25, 2018

      Go with vegetable oil next time. It has a higher smoke point compared to olive oil which will prevent the clouds of smoke in a small space.

  14. posted by Becky Tice on July 28, 2017

    Excellent Recipe…I started cooking over 50 years ago and I’ve always had a hard time cooking Sirloin Steak to a perfect medium rare…. this was spot on! The butter sear was delicious. FIVE STARS

  15. posted by Lisa on August 2, 2017

    Make this tonight with sirloin fillet, was very simple turned out really good, will definitely make again during the winter months , when unable to grill outside… thanks !!!

  16. posted by Michael Jackson on August 19, 2017

    OMG!!!! This receipe is so delicious, simple and awesome. 🙂

  17. posted by Danny on August 30, 2017

    Yummm!!!!! Just had this for lunch and it was great.

  18. posted by kp on October 2, 2017

    tonight I made steak for the first time using this recipe.. was amazing my daughter who doesn’t eat meat mich kept telling me how amazing it was too..GREAT RECIPE..o felt so accomplished tonight..

  19. posted by Celeste Mayer on November 18, 2017

    I bought a 16 oz top sirloin steak at Aldi’s and followed this recipe to a T.
    It was amazing!

    • posted by Natalie on December 21, 2017

      Soo happy to hear this, for I also bought my sirloin at Aldis, and I was really starting to worry that it wouldn’t turn out as great as everyone is saying theirs did…

  20. posted by Elizabeth on December 22, 2017

    Amazing easy. And mouthwatering

  21. posted by John on January 9, 2018

    3600sf home FULL of smoke. Be careful with the high heat and the oil… Will try again on lower heat.

    • posted by Sue on March 3, 2018

      As someone else pointed out, olive oil does not withstand very high heat as it has a very low smoke point. Using another oil that stands up to high heat is your answer as lowering the heat will negatively effect the turnout of your steak. The key to a great steak is high heat, briefly cooked on both sides (depending how you like your steak cooked). This ensures a nice color/flavor on the outside while keeping the inside tender, juicy and pink. Otherwise you’re looking at cooking the inside of your steak to the same temperature as the outside which most people don’t want. You’ll also get more of a “steam” than a “sear”. Fat that withstands high heat” coconut oil, butter, lard/bacon grease, avocado oil, peanut oil…canola or grapeseed are better than olive, too. Even a cooking spray would do the job.

  22. posted by Mary on January 20, 2018

    Easy, quick. Stick with cooking times.

  23. posted by SoftwareDev on January 25, 2018

    Great. I substituted 3 tablespoons olive oil and skipped the butter. I lightly sprayed the pan with olive oil and then used the oil with all the spices to coat and flip as stated. Better than BBQ and much simpler. I can clean my glass grill top in 3 minutes.


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