Easy Pan Seared Top Sirloin in Bourbon Sauce

Top sirloin steak made in 20 minutes with a bold bourbon sauce is the perfect dinner any night of the week.  Serve with a side of roasted potatoes or salad and enjoy every juicy bite this steak has to offer.

Not only is top sirloin simple to cook on the stove so is this filet mignon and hamburger steak, which taste amazing alone or along side some garlic butter shrimp or roasted potato salad.

Easy Pan seared Top sirloin steak cooked in a bourbon sauce served with a side of baby potatoes in a cast iron skillet and topped with chopped rosemary-done in 15 minutes, by The Food Cafe

Top Sirloin in Bourbon Sauce | The Food Cafe

Top sirloin is a juicy cut of meat that is versatile in how to make and prepare it.  Pan searing top sirloin in a cast iron skillet is a fast and easy way to get dinner to your table in under 20 minutes, and paired with a robust bourbon sauce, this recipe is sensational.  How you cook your sirloin steak is the key to having a tender steak on the inside while maintaining a delicious crust on the outside and that is why cooking it on the stovetop is one of my favorite top sirloin steak recipes. 

Is top sirloin steak tender?

Yes.  Top sirloin is a tender cut of meat, although not as tender as filet mignon, which is also more expensive, it still has tons of flavor.  Top sirloin steaks are great to BBQ, bake in the oven, and cook on the stovetop.

How do I cook top sirloin steak?

  1. Take your top sirloin out of the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat with 2 tablespoons of canola oil.  Season steaks with garlic salt and pepper.  Once oil begins to smoke add steaks to skillet.  step 1 of how to cook sirloin steak on the stovetop. Two images, the one on the left shows unseasoned steaks, the image on the right shows steaks seasoned with garlic salt and pepper ready to cook, by the food cafe.
  2. Cook steaks 5 minutes each side or until desired doneness and remove from heat.Step 2 of how to make pan seared top sirloin steak on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet. Two steaks in a skillet cooked with a nice crust on each side, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Let steaks “rest,” and prepare the bourbon sauce.  In a medium bowl combine bourbon, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar minced garlic and honey.  Bring to a boil.  Combine cornstarch and water or roux and pour into sauce and mix to incorporate.  Reduce heat and allow sauce to thicken (about 5 minutes).  Step 3 to making pan seared top sirloin on the stovetop. Two images, the one on the right showing the ingredients to make bourbon sauce being poured in a clear glass bowl. The image on the left is the bourbon sauce mixed ready to be poured on top sirloin, by the food cafe.
  4. Pour bourbon sauce over top sirloin steaks garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with roasted potatoes, or garlic butter mushrooms.

Pan seared top sirloin by the food cafe, sliced in cast iron skillet served with roasted baby potatoes garnished with fresh rosemary and bourbon sauce.

If you are looking for other options to cook your top sirloin steak, it can also be cooked in the oven or on the grill.

How do I cook top sirloin steak in the oven?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and season sirloin steaks with garlic salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium high heat, heat canola oil until it begins to smoke.  Add steaks and pan sear for 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Place skillet in the oven and roast steaks for 8 minutes a side, for medium rare.  If you want your sirloin steak cooked medium or well, increase the time.

How to cook top sirloin steak on BBQ?

  1. Preheat your grill to high heat, brush steaks with canola oil and season with garlic salt and pepper.
  2. Place on grill and cook with lid closed 6-8 minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness.

How do you tenderize top sirloin steak?

The main thing about tenderizing a top sirloin steak is to break down the muscle fibers.  So lay your steak(s) on a plate or cutting board and cover each side liberally with sea salt.  Using your fingers, work the salt into the surface of the steak helping to break down the muscle fibers.

Pan seared top sirloin steak sliced on a black plate with a gold spoon pouring bourbon sauce over the top, served along side roasted baby potatoes, by The Food Cafe.

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Pan Seared Top Sirloin Steak in Bourbon Sauce

Top sirloin steak made in 20 minutes with a bold bourbon sauce is the perfect dinner any night of the week. Serve with a side of roasted potatoes or salad and enjoy every juicy bite this steak has to offer.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How to cook top sirloin, Pan seared top sirloin, Top sirloin steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 575 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 2-1 LB top sirloin steaks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Bourbon Glaze:

  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water for roux

Instructions

  1. Take your steaks out of the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Season steaks with garlic salt and pepper. Once oil begins to smoke add steaks to skillet.
  2. Cook steaks 5 minutes each side or until desired doneness and remove from heat.
  3. Let steaks "rest," and prepare the bourbon sauce. In a medium bowl combine bourbon, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar minced garlic and honey. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water for roux. Pour into sauce and mix to incorporate. Reduce heat and allow sauce to thicken (about 5 minutes).
  4. Pour bourbon sauce over top sirloin steaks garnish with fresh rosemary and serve with roasted potatoes, or garlic butter mushrooms.
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Top Sirloin Steak in Bourbon Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 851mg 35%
Potassium 914mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 31g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 24.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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