How Do You Cook Sirloin Tip Steak?

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Prepare sirloin tip steak by marinating the meat for 6 to 24 hours and then grilling, pan-frying or broiling until the internal temperature is between 135 and 145 Fahrenheit. Allow the steak to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving so that the juices redistribute throughout the meat.

Sirloin tip steak is a cheap cut of beef found on the top of the round or hip. It is much tougher than the top sirloin cut, which lies directly above it on the animal. Due to its toughness, the sirloin tip is most often used in dishes which cook quickly, like stir-fry, fast-fry cutlets and kabobs, or those with long cooking times, like stew.

Marinating sirloin tip steak is an important step in the preparation process because the marinade tenderizes the meat and results in a less dry and chewing dinner.

Grill and cook time depends on the thickness of the steak. A steak that is only 1/2 inch thick will take as little as 2 minutes on each side to achieve rare doneness, whereas a steak that is 1 1/2 inches thick will take between 5 and 6 minutes to reach the same doneness.

Sirloin tip steak is also called round tip steak, tip steak, ball tip steak and knuckle steak.