Traeger grills are very versatile and you can cook almost anything in any way you want in them. So here, we have a guide on how to cook sirloin steak on a Traeger grill that you can follow.
Sirloin steak is a cut of meat that is relatively thicker than most cuts. It can be hard to cook especially if you do not have the right tools and techniques that will help you make it tender.
It is also a cut of meat without many fats in it so it can dry up quickly if not cooked properly. However, if you cook it in the right way, then you will be having a tender and beefy meal ready.
Traeger grills, because of their versatility, can give you an opportunity to cook the sirloin steak and make it stay tender even if you do not know much about the proper way to cook the steak.
The cooking process itself is very simple and you can actually follow the recipe with other types of cuts of meat. However, you need to concentrate on the preparation to keep the meat tender.
Here, we have a simple guide on how to prepare and cook the sirloin steak on your Traeger grill. Follow the recipe and make the best meal for your family with this beautiful cut of meat.
What You Will Need
For this recipe, you will need two whole top sirloin steaks. They should be chilled properly to make sure that they have kept all the juices in and the small fat content has stayed in the meat.
It is also great if you get a fresh cut from the nearest butcher shop. This recipe will get you to cook up to 2 servings which can feed up to 5 people with some nice side dishes along with it.
I have made this recipe with great ingredients that you will need to not only keep the sirloin steak tender but also full of flavors from the spices. You will need a lot of spices for this one.
First, get a whole peppercorn blend with black, white, red, pink, green, and more if you have some. This will give the meat a lot of unique flavors and add them all the way inside the steak.
Aside from that, you will need to keep the juices or at least enhance them so get two tablespoons of butter and Worcestershire sauce. Get some kosher salt to add flavor as well.
The liquid seasonings will help the salt and spices go deeper into the steak. Since the steak is already full of beefy flavors, you do not need to put too much of the spices and seasonings.
So as you can see, there are only a few ingredients that you will need to put on the steak. It is very easy and you will only need other ingredients for the side dish of your choice.
Step 1: Prepare The Spices
If you have a spice grinder, then it will be best to use it or the peppercorns. Place them on the grinder and coarsely grind the peppercorns all together, do not grind them too finely.
If you do not have a spice grinder, then you can use a mortar and pestle to crush and grind the peppercorns. You can do it in batches if you have some of the peppercorns flying out of it.
Alternatively, you can also put the peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag, close the bag, and then crush the peppercorns with a wooden mallet or a meat mallet until they are coarse.
Any way you can, just grind the peppercorns just small enough for them to stick to the grains of the meat and set them aside for a little while as you prepare the meat and other ingredients.
Step 2: Prepare The Steaks
Get the steaks out of the fridge and lay them on a shallow pan. Do not put them in a bowl or deep pan as it will be too hard for you to manage the spices and seasonings later on.
Brush the steaks with Worcestershire sauce on all sides and then season them by sprinkling the peppers on the steaks. You can put as much or as little as you want on the sirloin steaks.
Use your hands to manage the steaks and press the peppercorns on the steaks. Let it sit for about a minute on the pan and then return the steaks to the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Step 3: Prepare The Traeger Grill
Set the Traeger grill up by filling up the pellet hopper with a full load of wood pellets. Turn the pellet grill and then let it heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and then prepare your side dishes.
While the grill is still cold, clean out a cast-iron skillet and then place it in the cold grates of the grill. You should preheat the cast-iron skillet with the grill to avoid getting cold spots.
This will take only a short while so check the app on your smartphone if the grill has reached the desired temperature. Close the lid of the grill to make sure that the heat does not go out of it.
Step 4: The Initial Searing
Once the Traeger grill reaches the desired temperature, get the steaks out of the fridge and let them rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes or until they have warmed up a little bit.
Season them with coarse kosher salt and then lay them on the cast-iron skillet carefully. The steaks should sizzle once they hit the cast-iron skillet to know that the skillet is hot enough.
Use your tongs to flip over the sirloin steaks every 1 to 2 minutes. You should aim for a nicely browned crust but make sure that the steaks are not burned on their outer parts and edges.
Step 5: Let The Steaks Rest
After you have made a beautiful crust on the steaks, get them out of the grill. Remove the cast-iron skillet from the grill as well and put it on the sink as you will not need it again.
Do not worry if the sirloin steak is not cooked yet because this is not the final finish on them. You only made a crust on them and the real slow process of cooking these thick cuts is here.
Put the steaks on the cooling rack of the Traeger grill and then set the grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Wait for a few minutes until the Traeger grill reaches the set temperature.
Step 6: Second Cooking Process
Once the Traeger grill has reached the desired temperature, set the sirloin steaks directly on the grill. Cook them with the lid closed for about 30 minutes for medium-rare doneness on the steak.
If you want to go for medium-well doneness, then you can cook the sirloin steaks for longer. Use a meat probe to get an accurate reading of the internal temperature of the steaks inside the grill.
For medium-rare doneness, the steaks should have an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no need to flip the steaks in this process but you can do it to get some grill marks.
Step 7: Let The Steaks Rest Again
Get a cutting board and then slice the butter into small pieces on it. Place the steaks directly on top of the butter and then let it rest for about 3 minutes to help them keep the moisture in.
The butter will help the steaks become more succulent and mix with the meat juices. Slice the steaks and then serve them with your favorite side dishes along with a cold beverage.
This is a very simple recipe that you can do with your Traeger grill but yes, I admit, it is quite a long process for a steak. However, it is necessary since the sirloin steak is quite thick.
You will need to tenderize it through the cooking process to make sure that it does not lose its flavor. I would not suggest using powdered tenderizers as they can ruin the texture of the steak.
Just follow the recipe above and you will be having the best sirloin steak in your next meal. It is a very great cut of meat that gives off a beefy flavor which is perfect for combining with healthy recipes!
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