The sirloin tip steak is also referred to as flap meat and is known to be very flavorful even though it is not very pricey. This means that it is possible to enjoy a great tasting steak on a budget if you know how to correctly cook a sirloin tip steak. This steak is ideal for grilling or pan searing, but it is most flavorful if you choose to marinate and then bake it. This is a healthier cooking method that really allows you to taste all sirloin tip steak has to offer.
How to Marinate Sirloin Tip Steak
You can begin by soaking your sirloin tip steak in a marinade that includes milk, butter, pineapple juice or papaya juice. This combination of flavors is perfect for your marinade and will also help to make the meat more tender instead of simply adding flavor only. It is recommended that you let the sirloin tip steak marinate over night, but if you don’t have a lot of time, you can get by with letting it marinate for as little as one hour. The longer you let it sit will only allow it to become more flavorful and tender. Be sure to let all of the excess marinade run off the steak before you place it on the tray. Once the oven is preheated you can place the tray inside the oven on the middle rack.
If you are baking one inch thick sirloin tips steak they should bake for about 13 minutes. The thicker the cut requires more cooking time. This means that a 1 and ½ inch thick steak requires 16 minutes of cooking time and a 2 inch thick steak requires 18 minutes of cooking time. These times are estimated and result in a steak that is medium. Make sure that you use a cooking thermometer to ensure that the steak is 145 degrees at the center.
Let it Settle
Once the sirloin tip steak has finished baking, you can remove it from the baking tray and place it on a plate to settle for about 5 to 10 minutes. This allows all the juices to settle completely before you begin serving. If you want to add a bit more seasoning, you can top your sirloin tip steak with salt and cracked black pepper to taste. You will be amazed by how flavorful this steak really is.