If you're looking for a mouthwatering steak recipe that's easy to make on the stove, look no further than these Garlic Butter Sirloin Steak Tips. With just a handful of simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can create flavorful and juicy sirloin tips. From the rich aroma of fresh garlic to the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of the sirloin, this recipe delivers on flavor and simplicity.
With their juicy and tender texture, these sirloin steak tips are a meat lover's dream. Their versatility makes them suitable for various occasions, whether you're cooking for yourself or entertaining guests. The simple preparation and use of easy-to-find ingredients make this recipe a go-to choice for a quick and delicious meal.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy preparation with minimal ingredients and straightforward instructions.
- Rich beef taste from the perfectly seasoned sirloin tips enhanced by fresh garlic and melted butter which creates a rich and creamy garlic butter sauce.
- Versatile and hassle-free stovetop preparation that is perfect for a quick cozy meal at home or a casual dinner party.
- Sirloin steak is a great choice for this recipe because it's lean and flavorful, and benefits from the high-heat cooking. The steak is a great foundation for the delicious and satisfying garlic butter steak tips.
- Steak seasoning, kosher salt, and black pepper rounds out the taste of the sirloin.
- Vegetable oil is a neutral tasting oil that is great for browning.
- Butter, garlic and fresh thyme meld to create a rich and creamy garlic butter sauce with a subtle herbal note.
- Fresh parsley, while optional, adds a fresh and colorful touch to the final dish.
- Use our steak seasoning recipe or choose your own favorite steak seasoning.
- Use good-quality steak such as from the bottom sirloin and cut the steak yourself into pieces. If you must buy already cut steak tips, make sure the tips are cut from the sirloin section and not the round section which can be tougher and less flavorful.
- With their naturally rich and beefy flavor, sirloin tips don't require much seasoning, but you can add a splash of Worcestershire sauce to the skillet to intensify the flavor.
How to Make Tasty Steak Tips
- To begin, pat the sirloin tips dry using paper towels. This step ensures a nice crust when searing the steak. Season the tips with a moderate amount of salt, black pepper, and your favorite steak seasoning.
- Next, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet, preferably a heavy-bottomed or cast iron pan, over medium-high heat. This allows for a high-temperature sear that locks in the juices and creates a good crust on the steak tips.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the seasoned sirloin tips in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded. This helps to achieve the best results and allows the tips to cook evenly.
- Cook the steak tips for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are well browned on all sides. The internal temperature should read 125 degrees F for medium-rare or 130 degrees F for medium doneness. For an accurate reading, use an instant-read meat thermometer.
- Once the steak tips are cooked to your desired doneness, transfer them to a serving plate and tent loosely with foil to keep them warm.
- Lower the heat to medium and add butter to the skillet. Allow the butter to melt, then stir in minced garlic, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the thyme sprig. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant, but be careful not to burn it.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and discard the thyme sprig. Pour the melted garlic butter over the steak tips, coating them evenly. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for the final touch.
With beef as the star of the meal, simple complimentary side dishes such as my families favorite cucumber, onion and vinegar salad, roasted potatoes and carrots, or air fryer potato wedges all work perfectly. Or serve them over egg noodles or creamy mashed potatoes for a beef stroganoff type dish.
Avoid overcrowding the tips in the pan during browning. If needed, cook the steak tips in batches, and add a little more oil in between batches if necessary. This will help achieve that desirable golden crust on the steak tips.
After removing the steak tips from the heat, let them rest for a few minutes to keep them tender and juicy.
Selecting the Right Cut of Sirloin
The best cut of sirloin ensures tender beef tips that are perfect for this recipe.
Sirloin steak cuts encompass various sections from the sirloin area of the cow, which is located in front of the rump and hip. This region includes a range of cuts.
The top sirloin steak, for instance, is obtained from the upper part of the sirloin section and is often considered a premium cut and is favored for grilling or pan-searing.
Sirloin tips, referred to as sirloin flap or flap steak, are sourced from the bottom sirloin butt. This cut has a loose-grained texture, similar to skirt or flank steak.
For the best results, choose whole sirloin steak and cut in into your own pieces. This way you can control the size and thickness of the steak tips.
Storing and Reheating
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
To reheat steak bites, add them to a skillet over low to moderate heat, cover the skillet and slowly cook until heated through.
Garlic Butter Steak Tips on the Stove Top
- 1 ½ pounds sirloin steak trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon steak seasoning
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ¼ pound butter 1 stick
- 1 fresh thyme sprig
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Fresh parsley chopped
- Using paper towels, pat the steak tips dry. Season with salt, pepper and steak seasoning.
- In a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add steak tips and cook, turning, 5 to 7 minutes or until well browned all over and meat registers 125 degrees F (for medium-rare) and 130 degrees F (for medium) when tested with an instant-read meat thermometer. Transfer to a serving plate and tent loosely with foil.
- Lower the heat to medium, add the butter and heat until melted. Stir in the garlic, scraping up any fond from the bottom of the skillet. Add the thyme sprig. Cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until fragrant. Do not brown.
- Discard the thyme spring. Pour melted butter over the steak tips. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.