In this tutorial, we will learn how to cook a delicious sirloin steak without using a grill. Whether you don’t own a grill or simply prefer an alternative cooking method, we’ve got you covered. Follow these steps to achieve a perfectly cooked and flavorful sirloin steak.


Before we begin, let’s gather the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 sirloin steak
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder (optional)
  • Butter (optional)

Step 1: Seasoning the Steak

To enhance the flavor of your sirloin steak, generously season it with salt and pepper. You can also add some garlic powder for an extra kick. Rub the seasoning into both sides of the steak so that it evenly covers the surface.

Step 2: Preparing the Pan

Choose a heavy-bottomed skillet or frying pan that can withstand high heat. Preheat the pan over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Allow the oil to heat up before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Searing the Steak

Carefully place the seasoned sirloin steak onto the hot pan. It should sizzle as it makes contact with the oil. Allow one side of the steak to sear for about 3-4 minutes until it develops a brown crust.

Note: For thicker steaks, you might need to sear each side for a longer duration.

Step 4: Flipping and Cooking to Desired Doneness

Using a pair of tongs, flip the steak to the other side. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes for medium-rare, 5-6 minutes for medium, or 7-8 minutes for well-done.

Step 5: Resting the Steak

Once the steak reaches your desired level of doneness, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. Allow it to rest for a few minutes. This step is crucial as it allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, resulting in a juicier steak.

Step 6: Optional Finishing Touches

If you prefer, you can add a pat of butter on top of the steak while it rests. This will add richness and enhance its flavor even further.

Serving Your Sirloin Steak

After resting, slice your sirloin steak against the grain to ensure tenderness. Serve it with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.


  • Allowing your steak to reach room temperature before cooking will result in more even cooking.
  • For extra flavor, you can marinate your sirloin steak before seasoning.
  • If you prefer a smoky flavor, consider adding a touch of liquid smoke or smoked paprika to your seasoning mix.

Congratulations! You have successfully cooked a sirloin steak without using a grill. Enjoy your delicious meal!