Easy Sirloin Steak Recipe

Easy Sirloin Steak Recipe

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Easy Sirloin Steak Recipe
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Sirloin Steak on your Foreman Grill is much easier than you think. The keys to making a great steak on your indoor grill are to make sure the cut of steak is between 1/2″ and 1″ thick. Preheating the grill with the cover closed is essential for a delicious and perfectly cooked steak too.


  • 1 8oz sirloin steak
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Total time: 12 minPrep time: 5 min – Cook time: 7 min


With cover closed, preheat Foreman Grill for at least 5 minutes.

Pound steak to 1/2 inch thickness with a meat hammer. Cut aprox. 6 small slits in each side of steak and fill with pieces of garlic. Brush both sides with olive oil. Season with fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt.

Grill steak for 4-7 minutes of medium-rare doneness. Grill 6-9 minutes for medium doneness. Turn steak 1/4 turn if desired for cross grill marks. Let steak rest 5 minutes before serving.

Comments: 16

  1. Steve - February 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply

    I followed these instructions with a 5.3 oz Sirloin and after 4.5 minutes it was a freakin’ hockey puck. I have no idea what the heck kind of steak you’re cooking for 4-7 minutes and getting “medium-rare” unless you pulled it right out of the freezer or fridge. Like any sane beef cooker I let mine get to room temp before even thinking about letting it touch a pan, or in this case the George Foreman.

    If you’re cooking a small steak like I was and its not cold/frozen, 2-3 minutes will probably suffice at 1/3-1/2 inch thick.

    • JK - April 18, 2016 at 6:57 am Reply


      • TS - June 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm Reply

        I had the same issue. 4 minutes was beyond medium-rare. 1 1/2 – 2 minutes is probably enough for rare, and 3 for medium.

    • Bolduk - December 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

      You had a half a pound of steak, you should have went half the time, the recipe time is more for a pound not a half, give the steak to your dog, dog would enjoy it

      • Murphyjo2 - December 17, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

        Recipe calls for an 8oz steak, which is 1/2 pound. A pound is 16 oz.
        4 minutes on a George Forman seems like an overdone steak to me. Im cooking 5oz sirloins tonight. Update later

  2. Ken - May 28, 2016 at 1:53 am Reply

    Cooking times are far too long. I removed my 28 day age rump steak from the fridge, I tenderised it with a meat pricking gadget, salt and pepper both sides, placed onto a plate covered over with cling film and let sit for an hour to come to room temperature. Switched on the grill, waited till the light went out, and then a little while more to equalise the heat. Cooked for 6 minutes, then placed onto a luke-warm plate and tented with tin foil for a further five minutes. The result. A very, very, well-done steak. It was tender, but I put that down to the quality of the steak and the tenting at the end.

  3. Mimi - July 10, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

    It’s always funny to me when people leave reviews talking about how recipe is off when they didn’t follow the recipe. Literally 8 ounces is almost twice as big as 5.3 ounces. Obviously you would have to cut the cooking time for a smaller steak

    • Steve - July 25, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

      8 oz. is only 51% larger than 5.3 oz. and because of how this grill works, the thickness of the steak is far more meaningful than the weight, especially with only a 2.7 oz. discrepancy. I’m happy to try this out with a bigger steak but I can guarantee you that at 1/2 inches thick, these cooking times are still ridiculously long.

  4. Helen - October 23, 2016 at 6:33 am Reply

    Just bought a Foreman Grill and am looking for simple recipes, all your comments are great. Haven’t even trued to cook with it yet. Live in outback Queensland, Australia so just want quick and easy
    Thank you

  5. Kimmi - February 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    I have had the same experience with smaller steaks. I would only cook it about 3 minutes then check it. It cooks really fast!

  6. Michael McDermott - June 18, 2017 at 11:27 am Reply

    Insert a remote temp. Gauge into steak before it even goes Into the grill-problem solved!!

    • Jacob Cardigan - September 15, 2017 at 12:41 am Reply

      Michael McDermott’s response is the only post here that anyone needs to read. Don’t leave your steaks up to chance with estimated times, use science and get the right temp for you.

  7. Don Ferguson - December 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

    I just finished an 8oz sirloin steak for breakfast. I seasoned it with the following.
    Salt, Pepper, Thyme, Minced Garlic, Lawry’s seasoned salt, Soy sauce.
    Cook for 2 min. if 1/2″ thick.and at room temperature, for a Medium doneness.

  8. ashley - January 25, 2018 at 10:17 pm Reply

    3 minutes for medium steak was perfect.

  9. Bob - February 8, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Cut recommended cooking time in half. Check steak. Cover and cook for increments of one minute and check until you reach desired point. Then, write it down and remember for next time. These grills cook fast!

  10. Mary - January 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm Reply

    At what temp do you cook at 8 ounce steak, 1/2 inch thick?

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