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Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak

The center cut top sirloin steak is a medium-sized steak cut from the flavorful top sirloin cap. An inexpensive alternative to more tender steaks, it can be grilled or used for kabobs.

Other Common Names

  • Center Cut Sirloin
  • Top Sirloin
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Cap Off

Primal Cut

  • Loin Primal

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Cooking Methods and Tips

Typical Cooking Methods

  • Grilling
  • Broiling
  • Stir-Fry
  • Reverse Sear

General Cooking Recommendations

Cook this lean steak using high heat methods like grilling or broiling. Slice thin after cooking to maximize tenderness, or slice before cooking for use in kabobs or stir-fry.

How to Cook Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak on Your Traeger

This cut is an excellent choice for kabobs or skewers. Cut the beef into 1-inch cubes, then soak in your favorite marinade. Place the meat on skewers and grill at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 4 minutes per side. The kabobs are done when the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees for medium-rare.

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Internal Temperatures

  • For rare, aim for 120-130 °F internally.
  • For medium-rare, aim for 130-135 °F internally.
  • For medium, aim for 135-145 °F internally.
  • For medium-well, aim for 145-155 °F internally.
  • For well-done, aim for 155-165 °F internally.

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak FAQs

Is Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak a Good Cut?

This cut is good for everyday grilling, as an inexpensive alternative to more tender cuts like ribeye or New York strip.

How Much Does Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Cost?

Expect to pay around $10 per pound for top sirloin.

How Do You Know When Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Is Done?

This steak should be removed from heat when the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare. Overcooking this rather lean steak will create very tough meat.

What Is a Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Best For?

The best use of this cut is for kabobs or stir-fry.

Can Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak Be Cooked From Frozen?

Yes, if you cook center cut top sirloin steak over high heat, you can cook it from frozen.

Interesting Facts About Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak

The center cut top sirloin steak is cut from the sirloin cap, or biceps femoris muscle. Of the 40 muscles of the animal measured for tenderness by food scientists, the biceps femoris ranked as the 23rd most tender muscle.

The full top sirloin cap is called the picanha in Brazil, where it is one of the most popular dishes at steakhouses. The cut is grilled over charcoal and thin sliced directly onto a diner's plate.

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