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Spice Rubbed Sirloin

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This is our favorite spice rubbed sirloin steak recipe. It’s easy to prep and quick to cook, making it ideal for parties or family meals. I served this at Vadim and David’s B-day parties and there were no leftovers.

We usually double or quadruple the recipe. The spice rub really enhances the natural steak flavors. Slice it up and serve with A1 Steak Sauce. Mmmmm.

Ingredients for the Spice Rubbed Sirloin:

1 lb Top Sirloin Steak (about 1″ thick)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp brown sugar (light or dark)
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
A1 Original Steak Sauce

Hot to Make Spice Rubbed Sirloin:

1. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt.

2. Rub spice mixture on all sides of the steak.

3. Refrigerate steak for 20-30 minutes.

4. Pre-Heat BBQ Grill to medium/high.

5. If your grill has a searing section, sear the steak for about 1 minute each side.

6. Transfer to the regular grill rack and grill about 4-5 minutes on each side over medium/high heat with the lid closed. This should end up medium to medium/well doneness.

7. Place finished steak on a platter and cover with foil. Let it stand for 5 minutes.

8. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices and serve with A1 Steak Sauce.

Notes: Costco has the best top sirloin and the best prices too, especially if you need alot for a party. I usually cut those in half because they are such thick steaks.

Spice Rubbed Sirloin

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Top Sirloin Steak about 1" thick
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp brown sugar light or dark
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • A1 Original Steak Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt.
  2. Rub spice mixture on all sides of the steak.
  3. Refrigerate steak for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Pre-Heat BBQ Grill to medium/high.
  5. If your grill has a searing section, sear the steak for about 1 minute each side.
  6. Transfer to the regular grill rack and grill about 4-5 minutes on each side over medium/high heat with the lid closed. This should end up medium to medium/well doneness.
  7. Place finished steak on a platter and cover with foil. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices and serve with A1 Steak Sauce.

Recipe Notes

Costco has the best top sirloin and the best prices too, especially if you need alot for a party. I usually cut those in half because they are such thick steaks.

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  • Delores Watson
    September 8, 2018

    Thanks for the recipe…going to go and try. Hugs to all. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2018

      Thank you Delores! I look forward to hearing your feedback! Reply

  • Kate
    January 31, 2016

    Hi does the steak turn out spicy? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2016

      It really does not taste very spicy at all once it’s grilled. Reply

  • Claudia
    January 21, 2016

    Picky eaters loved this! Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 21, 2016

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Nellya
    April 6, 2013

    this sounds like such a good steak recipe.. can’t wait to try it! 🙂 but i’m wondering does the steak turn out juicy after grilled or is it more dry? I seem to have a problem that when I grill my steak, it turns out dry. I usually just season with Montreal steak seasoning and a lot of onion juice. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2013

      It’s important to sear the steak first over really high heat so it doesn’t juice out. If you don’t put it over high enough heat, it will start to juice quite a bit and that’s what makes it chewy. Overcooking will also make it rubbery 🙂 Reply

  • Chris
    March 31, 2013

    Made this last night…it was great! Didn’t even need the A1 sauce as the rub gave it just enough flavor. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 31, 2013

      I can’t help but dip any steak in A1 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Reply

  • olga
    February 15, 2013

    one more concern….
    I bought the steak at costco and its about 1 inch thick. Should I cut that in half to thin it out? I was told that its too thick and will take forever on the grill. How long does it take on the grill? I dont grill much so any tips?
    I just took it out of the package and rubbed it with the spices… didnt do any cutting.
    Thx a bunch!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2013

      We have done both, but it grills faster when you cut it in both, but you don’ have to :). Reply

  • olga
    February 15, 2013

    is it ok to marinate overnight? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2013

      Yes that’s perfectly ok 🙂 Reply

  • marina
    February 2, 2012

    Where have you been for the last 10 years??!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I love Russian recipes in simple English. Everything I have tried, I love so far. I look forward to seeing more. Your blog has become my first go to for recipes, and I love to cook!
    Thank you again!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2012

      Hi Marina 🙂 Thank you! That’s just awesome that you find the site useful 🙂 Reply

  • Ilona
    November 10, 2011

    I stumbled across your blog too and its like the 1st place I go whenever i need a delicious recipe. I have tried looking at other websites and all these American recipes are so boring and they dont turn out very well most of the time. I grew up in the US but I LOVE russian food, just like how my mom used to make it. 🙂 and you make that very easy for me! Keep up the greet cooking!! Reply

  • Jenna
    May 18, 2011

    Can you cook the meat on a skillet? Reply

  • Dina
    May 17, 2011

    I dont have a costco card. Do you by any chance know if winko or walmart carries this meat? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 17, 2011

      Top sirloin is at most grocery stores – it’s just cheapest at Costco. Ask for it at the Deli and they’ll point the way 🙂 Reply

  • morgan
    January 11, 2011

    Do you mix a1 sauce before serving? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 12, 2011

      I serve with the A1. You can drizzle it over the meat when it’s finished or have each person pour their own. Reply

  • Tina
    December 1, 2010

    Thanks girl! Reply

  • Tina
    December 1, 2010

    Is the meat pork? Reply

  • JuliaB
    October 18, 2010

    I have to say,I LOVE your blog.. And I developed a deep passion for cooking.. I Live in Boise, but I randomly came across your blog online..and then when i came across a Ukrainian!!!! food blog(im ukrainian) .. i was like WHOA… well.. Thank You.. Im definitelly going to cook more of your recipes..Keep Up the Passion.. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 18, 2010

      Thanks Julia, I will do my best to keep up the blog :). Always happy to hear from someone local. Reply

  • Alenka
    October 13, 2010

    Do you grill it outside or inside the house griller? What would be the best? Thanx girl!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      October 13, 2010

      I use the outside BBQ grill. I like the smoky flavor that an outdoor grill provides. I don’t have an indoor grill, so I couldn’t really recommend that. Reply

  • Natalia K
    October 12, 2010

    Agree on the Costco sirloin–it’s the best at the most reasonable price–nice for dinner parties cause it’s easy to prepare if you like to grill, and yummy 🙂 Reply

  • Lesia
    October 7, 2010

    I think I love you…..
    I stumbled across your site and LOVE IT!
    I too am from Ukrainian decent, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. My husband Volodia is from Ukraine. I got so excited when I opened up your blog and tried at least 3 recipes already….POST MORE …. I check your blog daily. Thank you for keeping tradition alive in such a great site. Maybe you have some old traditional recipes that only baba made? Reply

    • Natasha
      October 7, 2010

      Lesia, you are funny. Thank you! I’m so glad you like it and that you are trying the recipes. Comments like yours are definitely great motivation for me. 🙂 Reply

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