12 Recipes Using Petite Sirloin Steak

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Petite Sirloin Steak Recipes

Safeway has boneless, petite sirloin steak on sale this week.  It’s the perfect time to make a few beef recipes.   Safeway’s beef is cut fresh in-store daily and is sourced from local Colorado ranchers.  It has the USDA Choice Angus Beef certification, so you know it is high quality and fresh. 

What is Petite Sirloin Steak and how does it differ from Top Sirloin?

Also known as tip sirloin, this less expensive cut comes from the loin region of the cow.  The steak is thin-cut, lean, and tender, but because it does not have a lot of marbling, it tends to be a steak that lends itself to marinades or tenderizing. 

The top sirloin is a naturally lean, thick cut of steak with a bold, beefy flavor. This popular steak is delicious on its own, adds huge flavor to recipes, and cooks well with marinades and sauces. Top sirloin is a favorite grilling steak that’s lean enough and affordable enough to enjoy any night of the week.

It is also great to use thinly sliced in recipes that call for steak, like steak fajitas, stir-fry, Asian beef with noodles or steak sandwiches.  See below for recipe ideas using petite sirloin steak. 


How to Cook Petite Sirloin Steak 

Petite steak is most often reserved for grilling or broiling unless it’s used thinly sliced. Pan-searing and oven-roasting whole petite sirloins don’t tenderize the steaks enough and the steak can become chewy if overcooked.

The first step to grilling a perfect steak is to let the meat come to room temperature before you grill. Let the steak sit out of the refrigerator for 20 minutes to come to room temperature before you grill.  This ensures even cooking throughout.

Flavoring the steak before you grill is essential.  There are two options for flavoring a steak – dry rub or marinade, and both result in a flavorful steak every time. 

How to Grill Petite Sirloin Steak

To grill petite steaks, first marinade in oil, Worcestershire sauce, and your favorite seasonings for at least one hour.   We recommend the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning blend or the Kinder Blend. 

Heat the outer 2 sides of the grill to high heat – like 450° F and leave the center grill off to create a direct and indirect heat zone.  

Place the whole steaks on the grill over direct heat and sear for about three minutes per side.  Transfer the steaks to indirect heat until they reach medium-rare or 140° using a meat thermometer, the temp at which steak tastes best.   

Allow the steak to rest three to five minutes before serving for the juices to become redistributed throughout the meat.

Check out our Steak Grilling Guide here

You can also cube sirloin steaks for making kebobs.

See Grilled Meat Marinade for Perfect Grilled Chicken and Steak Kebobs


12 Petite Sirloin Steak Recipes

Check out 12 delicious recipes you can make using petite sirloin steaks below. 

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Grilled Steak Gyros

Gyros is a traditional Greek street food made with pork, however, in this steak gyros recipe, we are swapping in grilled steak, sliced thin and paired with a tangy lemon herb yogurt sauce on toasted naan. This open-faced gyro is topped with grilled bell peppers, zucchini and onion along with spicy arugula and salty feta for a flavorful contrast in every bite. 




Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas

Gooey cheese, savory steak, caramelized onions, and peppers make up this Philly Cheesesteak Quesadilla that the whole family will love.

Get the recipe here.



Grilled Steak Fajitas

Classic Tex Mex grilled fajitas recipe, made with strips of steak, onions, and bell peppers, served sizzling hot with warmed tortillas, avocados, sour cream, and jalapenosThe steak is marinated in a delicious southwest-style marinade of olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and oregano to tenderize and impart a delicious flavor. 

Get the recipe here.


Mongolian Beef with Ramen Noodles

A delicious 30-minute make-at-home Asian meal, Mongolian Beef with Ramen is a copycat of P.F. Chang’s Mongolian beef only served with ramen rather than rice.

Get the recipe here: Mongolian Beef Ramen Noodles


recipe and image credit: Safeway/Plated

Balsamic Steak Sandwiches With Creamy Horseradish

Balsamic and Worcestershire-marinated steak is seared to prime tenderness, then sliced thinly over toasted baguette and topped with creamy horseradish and tomato. A side of quick-pickled cucumbers adds tang and crunch to this supremely satisfying dinner.

Get the recipe here.


Garlic Butter Steak & Potatoes

Tender marinated steak is pan-seared and served with perfectly cooked crispy potatoes in an herbed garlic butter sauce in this garlic butter steak & potatoes skillet recipe.  A perfect one-pot meal for weeknight dinners that comes together in under 30 minutes. 



Blue Cheese Grilled Steak Salad

Piled high with McCormick® Grill Mates Smoky Montreal-seasoned sirloin, this Blue Cheese Grilled Steak Salad brings bold flavor to the dinner table. Top with irresistible Texas toast croutons and homemade blue cheese dressing. Grab a giant fork and dig in.

Get the recipe here


Thai Basil Steak Sandwich

This Basil Steak Sandwich is a terrific variation on the classic, full of delicious Thai flavors, including basil and mango, sandwiched between a soft, crusty bread!

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest here.



Bulgogi Steak Kabobs

These easy steak kabobs have a delicious marinade and are the perfect thing to toss on your grill for a lazy BBQ party!

Get the recipe from Nick over at Macheesmo here.


Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Forget take-out with this Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe –  In 15 minutes you can have this insanely delicious beef and broccoli stir fry!  Way better than any restaurant version!

Thai Basil Beef

Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry is an easy meal that comes together in under 20 minutes and is bursting with delicious Thai-inspired flavors like basil, and red curry paste.  It’s a delicious take-out-style meal that is perfectly served with a side of Jasmine rice for an easy weeknight dinner. 




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