Are you craving a delicious top sirloin steak but forgot to thaw it in advance? Don’t worry!
With the help of your trusty Ninja Foodi, you can still cook a mouthwatering frozen top sirloin steak without sacrificing flavor or tenderness. In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to achieve the perfect steak using your Ninja Foodi. Let’s get started!
Gather Your Ingredients and Tools
Before we dive into the cooking process, let’s make sure we have everything we need:
- Frozen top sirloin steak: Choose a high-quality cut that is approximately 1 inch thick.
- Ninja Foodi: This versatile appliance will serve as our all-in-one cooking companion.
- Olive oil: Use a small amount to coat the steak and prevent sticking.
- Salt and pepper: Seasonings are essential for enhancing the natural flavors of the steak.
- Tongs: These will come in handy when flipping and handling the steak.
Preparation is Key
Now that we have everything ready, it’s time to prepare the frozen top sirloin steak for cooking:
Step 1: Preheat Your Ninja Foodi
To ensure even cooking, preheat your Ninja Foodi to 400°F (200°C) on the “Air Crisp” function. This will give us a nice sear on the outside while keeping the inside juicy and tender.
Step 2: Season Your Steak
Carefully remove the frozen top sirloin steak from its packaging and place it on a clean cutting board. Pat it dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Pro Tip: For an extra kick of flavor, you can create a simple steak rub by combining garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and your favorite herbs.
Sprinkle both sides of the steak with salt and pepper, or your preferred seasoning blend. Remember to season generously to ensure a well-seasoned final result.
Cooking Your Frozen Top Sirloin Steak
Now that our Ninja Foodi is preheated and our steak is seasoned to perfection, it’s time to start cooking:
Step 1: Sear the Steak
Carefully place the seasoned frozen top sirloin steak into the preheated Ninja Foodi. You should hear a satisfying sizzle as soon as it hits the hot surface.
Note: Avoid overcrowding the cooking surface to promote proper browning and searing.
Sear each side of the steak for approximately 5-6 minutes or until a golden-brown crust forms. This initial high-heat sear will lock in all those delicious juices and flavors.
Step 2: Lower the Temperature
Gently remove the seared steak from your Ninja Foodi using tongs and set it aside on a clean plate.
Adjust the temperature of your Ninja Foodi to 325°F (165°C) on the “Roast” function. This lower temperature will allow for gentle cooking without overcooking or drying out the steak.
Step 3: Slow Roasting
Place the seared steak back into the Ninja Foodi and close the lid. Let it continue cooking for approximately 15-20 minutes or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
Pro Tip: Use a meat thermometer to ensure your steak reaches an internal temperature of 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare, 145°F (63°C) for medium, or 160°F (71°C) for well-done.
Serve and Enjoy!
Carefully remove the cooked top sirloin steak from your Ninja Foodi and transfer it to a cutting board. Allow it to rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
Note: It’s essential to let the steak rest before slicing to ensure maximum tenderness.
Once rested, slice your perfectly cooked frozen top sirloin steak against the grain. This will result in tender, melt-in-your-mouth slices every time.
Serve alongside your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad. And there you have it – a deliciously cooked top sirloin steak straight from your Ninja Foodi!
Congratulations! You have successfully cooked a frozen top sirloin steak using your Ninja Foodi. Enjoy every juicy bite!
Note: Always exercise caution when handling hot appliances and tools in the kitchen.