What Is a Simple Recipe for Sirloin Steak?


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Alton Brown's sirloin steak recipe from his TV show, "Good Eats," is easy to prepare and calls for only a handful of ingredients. The recipe calls for sirloin steak, olive oil, salt and pepper, and is prepared in about 25 minutes.

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What Is a Simple Recipe for Sirloin Steak?
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Using aluminum foil, roll up a foil "snake" to hold the oven door slightly open. Set a 1 1/2-pound sirloin steak that is about 1 1/4 inches thick on a plate, and brush it with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Season the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Line the bottom rack of the oven with a sheet of tin foil to act as a drip pan. Preheat the oven with the broiler setting. Once hot, set another rack to the position just above the makeshift drip pan. Place the steak directly on the rack. Allow the steak to cook under the broiler in this position for five minutes before flipping, and cook it for another five minutes. Set the rack with the steak to the top position, and move the bottom rack with the foil to the slot just underneath. Continue cooking the steak for three minutes on one side before flipping again. Cook it for three more minutes on the other side.

Move the steak to a wire rack, and allow it to rest for up to five minutes. The times suggested in this recipe are for medium doneness, so increase or decrease the cooking time as necessary to achieve the desired internal temperature.

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