Friday, December 14, 2012

Simple sirloin steak for the squeamish

I am not good with raw meat.

I don't like to handle it. 
I worry about not cooking it long enough.
It's icky.

If I found some out in the yard, I'd call the police.

Sounds like I'm not exactly selling you on my sirloin steak recipe.

But wait! 

This recipe is perfect for cooks with delicate constitutions. It doesn't require much touching and it's over in hurry.

Plus it's STEAK--which makes the cook very popular.

The only catch is, the kitchen might get a little smoky; so decrease the heat when necessary and all should be OK. You might want to open a window, too.



Sirloin steaks (they look like cartoon steaks!)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. On the stove, heat an empty skillet on high heat. (an oven-safe skillet, if possible)
  3. Add some olive oil to the skillet.
  4. Put a little oil on the steaks and season them with salt and pepper.
  5. Regulate the heat in the skillet, turning it down a little if necessary.
  6. Put the steaks in the skillet and let them be.
  7. Wait 3 minutes.
  8. Flip them over. Tongs work better than a spatula.
  9. Wait another 3 minutes.
  10. Put the steaks in the preheated oven. If your skillet is oven-safe, it can go directly into the oven.
  11. If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the steaks to a baking sheet with sides. Again, tongs work better than a spatula.
  12. Bake about 10 minutes.
Steaks are done depending on how you like them cooked.
An internal temperature of 150 degrees is medium-well.

I cooked ours for about 15 minutes, until they reached 170 degrees (because I worry). That was probably too long--but they were still yummy!
This was shared for Foodie Friends Friday on this neighborly website:
Walking on Sunshine


  1. I was the same way when I was pregnant. I'm still pretty careful when touching raw meat. This looks good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!

  2. Lois--Raw meat gives me the heebie jeebies. *shiver* Can't wait to vote on Sunday. Have a lovely day!!