Simple Sirloin Steak

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Grill the perfect, savory Simple Sirloin Steak with this easy method, complete with a simple seasoning blend and tips for juicy, flavorful results that will make it a surefire crowd-pleaser.

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Simple Sirloin Steak

There’s nothing quite like biting into a perfectly grilled sirloin steak. The tender, juicy texture and the rich, beefy flavor make it a favorite for backyard cookouts, special occasions, or whenever you’re craving a satisfying meal. Sirloin steak is versatile and pairs well with various sides and seasonings.

We’ll dive into what makes sirloin special, share tips for choosing and grilling the perfect steak, and provide a delicious recipe that’s sure to become a go-to in your grilling rotation. Get ready to learn how to create a mouthwatering sirloin steak that will impress your family and friends.

What is sirloin?

Sirloin is a cut of steak that comes from the rear back portion of the cow, between the short loin and the round. This area gets a moderate amount of exercise, resulting in a steak that’s leaner and less tender than cuts like ribeye or filet mignon, but still flavorful and juicy when cooked properly. By using my method for two-zone grilling, you’ll get perfectly cooked-through steak that’s both tender and juicy.

Raw beef steaks on baking sheet sprinkled with seasoning.

Choosing the Right Sirloin

When selecting sirloin steaks, look for cuts with rich, red color and even marbling of white fat throughout the meat. This marbling helps keep the steak moist and flavorful during cooking. If you want the best results on your grill, then choose thicker steaks at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.

Simple Steak Seasoning

You want to be sure you’re seasoning your sirloin steaks with the right blend, because this is key to enhancing their natural flavor, and creating a delicious crust on the grill. This simple seasoning blend perfectly complements the beefy taste of sirloin:

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Feel free to adjust the ratios to your liking, use your favorite pre-made steak seasoning, or try my signature Beef Rub for an extra boost of flavor.

Sirloins on grill grates over indirect heat.

Steak Pro Tips

Sirloin is an affordable cut you can transform into something from the finest steakhouse when grilling with my method. Here are few more ways to get the most out of this versatile cut.

  • Rest ahead. Take your steaks out of the fridge ahead of time, and then allow them to come to room temperature. This will help them cook more evenly.
  • Clean your grill. If you want to achieve those coveted grill marks, then you need to work with a clean grill. Check out my guide on cleaning a charcoal grill if you need some help with this.
  • Rest after. Once again, you need to rest your steaks just as you did before grilling. Giving your sirloins 5-10 minutes to rest after grilling will make for easier slicing, and ensure all the juicy beef flavor stays in your meat.

How Long to Grill Sirloin

We’ll be grilling your sirloin steaks in two stages using my Two-Zone Grilling method. First we’ll give our steaks around 40 minutes over indirect heat, and then transfer them to the direct heat side for a final seal. The overall process should take around 45 minutes, but that can vary a lot depending on the cut of meat and your grill. Always uses a reliable meat thermometer, like my Thermapen ONE, to ensure your steaks are cooked to perfection. Here are the target internal temperatures for various levels of doneness:

  • Rare: 125 degrees F
  • Medium Rare: 135 degrees F
  • Medium: 145 degrees F 
  • Medium Well: 155 degrees F
  • Well Done: 160 degrees F
Grilled steamed over hot coals on grill grates.

How to Make Sirloin Steak on the Grill

It’s time to fire up your grill and get those savory sirloins on the grill. Here’s how to make perfect sirloin steaks every time, with these simple steps:

  1. Make seasoning. You want to give your sirloin steaks a few minutes to rest before you season and grill them. Take this time to set your grill up for two-zone grilling, and make your steak seasoning. Combine all your seasoning ingredients in a small bowl, and then whisk them together. Use a fork to avoid any clumping. One your seasoning is blended, season your sirloins on all sides.
  2. Grill sirloin steaks. When your grill is up to temp, it’s time to get your sirloins on. First, you’ll give your steaks roughly 40 minutes on the indirect heat side of your grill, flipping once in between. This period over indirect heat allows the smoky goodness to render the fat in your sirloins, releasing all that yummy beef flavor.
  3. Sear your sirloins. When your steaks have about 10 degrees left to your desired doneness, then you’ll want to get them to the direct heat side of the grill. 2-3 minutes per side over direct heat will give your sirloins a nice sear, ensuring a slight crust locking in all the tender juiciness.
  4. Rest, serve, and enjoy. Remove your steaks to the serving platter and rest for 5-10 minutes. This resting time is crucial for the juicy flavor inside to settle, allowing for perfect slices.

What to Serve with Sirloin

Sirloin steak goes great with all traditional steakhouse sides. You can’t go wrong with the classic combination of steak and potatoes with some dinner rolls. If you want to keep things on the lighter side, then try and salad and some fresh grilled vegetables. Here are a few ideas to get your meal planning started:

Grilled sirloins on black serving platter sprinkled with salt.

More Amazing Steak Recipes

Now that you’ve got the basic of grilling steak down, it’s time to expand your repertoire. My Hey Grill Hey app has you covered with a collection of mouthwatering steak recipes for every occasion. Here are a few of my personal favorites for you to try next as you become a backyard BBQ hero:

Simple Sirloin Steak Recipe

Make perfect sirloins by following this simple recipe, and give it a 5 star rating if you had fun making it. If you’re ready to up your steak game and impress the people you love, then be sure to check out The Grill Squad. Members not only get world-class training on steak and other delicious proteins, they also get discounts at the Hey Grill Hey store, and so much more.

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Simple Sirloin Steak

By: Susie Bulloch
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Grill the perfect Classic Sirloin Steak with this easy method, complete with a simple seasoning blend and tips for juicy, flavorful results.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 4 6-8 ounce sirloin steaks

Simple Steak Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper fresh cracked
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Make seasoning. Remove steaks from refrigerator to rest on counter while you preheat your grill to 350 degrees F for two-zone grilling. Combine all ingredients for the steak seasoning in a small bowl until well combined, then season sirloins with it on all sides.
    4 6-8 ounce sirloin steaks, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Grill sirloin steaks. Place steaks on grill grates over indirect heat, close lid, and cook for approximately 20 minutes, then flip once. Cook another 20 minutes, or until the steaks are 10 degrees away from your target temperature.
  • Sear your sirloins. Transfer your steaks to the direct heat side of your grill to sear for a 2-3 minutes per side, or until the steaks have a nice bark and reach your preferred target internal temperature.
  • Rest, serve, and enjoy. Remove the steaks to a serving platter and rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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