How to Cook The Perfect Sizzle Steak

You can cook a sizzle steak using a variety of ways.

In a cast iron grill pan on the stove, left to slow cook in an oven, or you can even pop it into a food-grade plastic bag and leave it to sous vide.

However, I think that there’s nothing that beats a sizzle steak that’s been cooked on a gril

Now sizzle steak do get a bad rapt. However I think if you know how to cook them properly, they are a tasty cut!

So you want to know my tricks of the meat trade? Read on!

What is a sizzle steak?

Sizzle steaks refers to thin cuts of meat or a thin piece of beef that’s been seasoned with salt and has just the slightest marbling, it also know as the minute steak.

sizzle steak recipes

Should You Marinate or Tenderize Your Steak?

Before you begin the cooking process, it’s always best to season and marinate the sizzle steak. This is mainly to compliment the natural flavor of the meat and ensure it has the best texture.

You can use whatever marinade you’d like. For example, if you gravitate towards tangy flavors then you can add some type of citrus juice (such as lime juice). Plus using citrus also helps to tenderize the steak.

You should leave the meat to sit in your marinade for at least half an hour to overnight for the best results.

Here are some suggestions of what you could include in your marinade:

  • pepper
  • lemon juice
  • tomato sauce
  • oyster sauce (We loved including this one in our marinade!)
  • white wine

You can also add extra flavor to your steak using a mix of the basic dry spices:

  • kosher salt or normal table salt
  • black pepper
  • brown sugar
  • onion powder

How do you make thin steaks tender?

There are two ways to tenderize thin steaks. One way is to physically tenderize the meat by pounding it with a meat hammer. Another way is to soak it in a marinade that will soften up the meat. 

How long does sizzle steak take to cook?

Whether you’re cooking the meat with a grill or a regular stove, set it to medium heat — or even medium-high heat.

You will then want to leave the seasoned steak to cook on heat for approximately one to two minutes. Keep an eye on the steak at all times, and be sure to flip and brown both sides until you’re happy with how it looks. This is a great searing method that leaves you with cuts of sizzle steak that have a brown crust.

If you’re familiar with steak, you’ll notice that the cooking time for sizzle steak is shorter than normal cuts than other cuts like sirloin steak, petit sirloin steak, beef flank steak, blade steak, or rib-eye steak. This is because the cut of a sizzle steaks is much thinner allow it to cook much quicker.

What is sizzle steak good for?

Sizzle steaks are particularly good for including in sandwiches and stri frys This is because of how thin they are. Here are some of favourite recipes
Sizzle steak wraps with red pepper sauce
Korean Sizzling Beef
Seriously Good Steak Sandwich
Gingered Pepper Steak

What cut of beef is sizzle steak?

This cut of meat is from the cow’s back leg; essentially, sizzle steak is cut from round steak.

How to Cook Your Sizzle Steak on a Gas Grill

Here’s how to cook it in five super-simple steps:

  1. Prep the meat.
    Apply or wet or dry marinade at least 30 mins to 24 hours before you plan to cook.
  2. Prep for the cook.
    Preheating your grill and make sure you have all the utensils you need to grill. , of dry seasonings.

  3. Cook the steak
    You will then want to leave the seasoned steak to cook on heat for approximately one to two minutes on each side. Keep an eye on the steak at all times, and be sure to flip and brown both sides until you’re happy with how it looks.
  4. Leave it to rest
    Never forget to let the meat rest before you serve it!
  5. Dig In!
    Now enjoy your steak. I have great BBQ sides here if you need some delicious to pair it with.


Is it better to cook sizzle steak with oil or butter?

It’s tempting to always reach for the butter. This is because it adds a level of taste to the meat. But it’s not the best choice if you’re cooking with high heat. Butter heats up very quickly and it’ll quickly burn if it’s on a very hot surface.

Therefore you should use oil if you’re cooking your steak on high heat. However, if you’re using low heat to cook your steak, then go ahead with the butter.

I like to use sizzle steaks for steak sandwiches, what do you like to use them for?


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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