Making sirloin tips for dinner? Let us help you out.
Those of you who really love beef and steak have probably noticed how expensive the meat is when you go to your grocery store. It can sometimes feel it is not worth spending the money on the cuts of meat that aren’t going to last long anyway. Luckily, sirloin tips are an affordable way to keep eating steak, and with our three delicious recipes, you will forget all about the other cuts of meat.
Now, in addition to sharing three of our favorite sirloin tip recipes, we are also going to give you some advice on the different ways you can actually cook the meat to give you a little diversity.
Ways to Cook Sirloin Tips
Sirloin tips can be cooked in a wide variety of ways.
Pan-searing your tips or sautéing them is definitely a delicious, viable option. Because they are too small to place on your outside grill, this is the closest you will get to that smoky, outdoor taste. You can either sauté them by themselves until they are brown and tender, or with your favorite vegetables for enhanced flavors and additions to the meal.
You can also stir-fry your sirloin tips, which is almost identical to pan-searing or sautéing them. You cut them into thin strips, and add them to a hot skillet a few pieces at a time. As they cook, move them over to a cooler spot and continue until all the meat is completely cooked. You can do the same with any vegetables you plan on adding to the recipe as well. This will give your meat unique flavors and new textures.
Another great option is to broil your sirloin tips. This is really great for any type of steak you need to cook. You can sear the bigger pieces without cutting them at all, and smaller pieces can be skewered like a kabob or cut into smaller pieces. This is a simple, quick process and is very commonly used for meat like this.
Now let’s get into some recipes.
Sirloin Tips With Caramelized Onions
The first way we like to prepare our sirloin tips is with caramelized onions. They add a sweet, delicious flavor and texture to the tips, and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
First, let’s talk about the ingredients you will need to make this dish.
Two pounds of sirloin tips
½ Cup of water
½ Cup olive oil
½ Cup sugar
¼ Cup red wine vinegar
One cup Worcestershire sauce
One cup of your favorite steak sauce (we use A-1 steak sauce)
Two tablespoons of black pepper
One tablespoon of butter (one-eighth of a stick)
1 ½ Teaspoon of salt
1 ½ Teaspoon of sugar
In a large saucepan, mix together the cup of steak sauce, ½ cup of water, ½ cup of olive oil, ½ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of red wine vinegar, and one cup of Worcestershire sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for five to seven minutes. Remove from heat and set aside – this is the marinade that you will need later.
Cut the sirloin tips into three-inch pieces and place them into a zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade you made over the beef and let it sit for at least 24 hours.
In a medium skillet that is set on low heat, mix together the melted butter with the olive oil. Then add in the onions, salt, sugar, and pepper while stirring frequently for between 35 to 40 minutes. Cook until the onions have become caramelized.
Once that is done, drain the marinade from the bags of meat. Heat a grill pan on the highest setting you can, and lightly oil it. Place the beef in the pan and leave for three minutes, then turn once and repeat.
After that, you can remove the sirloin tips from the pan and serve them with the caramelized onions.
Sirloin Tips With Dijon
Next up we have the delicious dijon sirloin tips. This is also a relatively simple recipe, but it will have your whole family and/or guests talking about how delicious the meal was afterward.
One pound of sirloin steak cut into two-inch cubes
¼ Stick of butter
One tablespoon of vegetable oil
3 ½ Cups of sliced mushrooms
Two minced garlic cloves
½ Cup of beef broth
Two teaspoons of soy sauce
¼ Cup of white wine vinegar
2 ½ Teaspoons of Dijon mustard
½ Cup of heavy whipping cream
Cooked pasta of your choice
Two teaspoons of cornstarch
Brown the sirloin tips in the butter and oil in a big skillet, then transfer the cooked meat over to a large baking dish. With the same skillet, sauté the mushrooms for four minutes, until they are tender. Add garlic and cook for two more minutes, then pour the mixture over the meat.
After that, cover the baking dish and put it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes, or until the beef is tender.
Then, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, and vinegar in the skillet. Bring it to a boil for two minutes, then set it aside. After that, you will want to combine the Dijon mustard, cornstarch, and heavy whipping cream, and stir until they are fully mixed.
Once the beef is out of the oven, drain the juices into the broth you just made. Cook the broth over medium-high heat until it thickens, taking care to stir it constantly.
Serve it on top of your favorite pasta.
Sirloin Tips With Lemon and Garlic
Last, but certainly not least, we have the scrumptious and mouth-watering Lemon Garlic Sirloin Tips.
Four tablespoons of olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Six cloves of garlic
Two juiced and zested lemons
½ Cup of dry white wine
Two pounds of sirloin tips that have been trimmed and cubed into two-inch pieces
First, you will want to thaw out the meat until it is at room temperature and pat it dry so it isn’t leaking any juices.
Then, heat the olive oil in a large skillet (cast-iron if you have one) over medium-high heat. Once the oil is smoking, add the two pounds of sirloin tips and allow them to caramelize before turning them over. After five to seven minutes, when the meat is thoroughly and evenly brown, season the tips with garlic, salt and pepper. Then, toss the meat for an additional three minutes.
After those steps, you will want to stir in the parsley and a quarter of a cup of lemon juice while cooking for an additional two minutes. Add next the dry white wine of your choice to deglaze the cooking pan.
Then, turn off your stove and add the rest of the lemon juice. Toss the meat to ensure that everything is evenly coated in the juice.
When you’re done, simply transfer the sirloin tips onto your favorite platter and serve it right away.
Now that you have our three favorite sirloin tip recipes, we also want to share some of our favorite pairings for the recipes as well.
Since these are all entrées, we will be providing you with some of our favorite side dishes.
Potatoes are a staple, especially while eating steak. Any of your favorite potato recipes will taste absolutely delicious with any of the sirloin tip choices you have above. If you need inspiration or suggestions though, we highly recommend this delectable recipe.
Asparagus is another side we cannot get enough of, and it’s a wonderful fresh flavor to throw in with the rich steak. This is our favorite way to prepare it, but any recipe you enjoy will taste fantastic with the sirloin tips.
The last suggestion we will provide for a side is a salad. While it may seem simple, it is a great balance with the heavy feel of the meat. The best thing about salads is that there are millions of ways to prepare them, and you can really put anything you want in them. This recipe is the one we personally really like with steak.
Enjoy Your New Recipes
Now that you have a whole new array of recipes to try out with the next batch of sirloin tips that you buy, it is time to get in the kitchen and start cooking.
We hope this list was helpful and that you found a recipe that you loved or at least some inspiration from one of the options. Even if you don’t follow any of the recipes exactly, making it your own can produce some delicious and wonderful results.
If you did try any of these recipes, what were your thoughts? If not, which one are you the most excited to make and eat?