How to Cook The Perfect Sizzle Steak

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You can cook a sizzle steak in various ways. You can put it in a cast-iron grill pan on the stove, leave it to slow cook in an oven, or even pop it into a food-grade plastic bag and leave it to sous vide.

However, I think there’s nothing that beats a sizzle steak cooked on a grill. Now, sizzle steak does get a bad rap. However, if you know how to cook it properly, it is a tasty cut!

What is a sizzle steak?

Sizzle steaks refer to thin cuts of meat or beef that have been seasoned with salt and have just the slightest marbling. They are also known as minute steaks and are quite similar to patio steaks.

sizzle steak recipes

Should You Marinate or Tenderize Your Steak?

Before you begin cooking, it’s always best to season and marinate the sizzle steak. This is mainly to tenderize the steak and add flavor as well as complement the natural flavor of the meat.

You can use whatever marinade you’d like. For example, if you gravitate towards tangy flavors, you can add some type of citrus juice (such as lime juice). Citrus also helps to tenderize the steak. For the best results, you should leave the meat to sit in your marinade for at least half an hour to overnight.

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 or medium-high heat. You will then want to leave the seasoned steak to cook on the 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 produces cuts of sizzle steak with 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, beef oyster blade, or rib-eye steak.

This is because the cut of sizzle steaks is much thinner, allowing it to cook much quicker.

What is sizzle steak good for?

Sizzle steaks are particularly good for including in sandwiches and stir fry

This is because of how thin they are. Here are some of my favorite recipes
Sizzle steak wraps with red pepper sauce
Korean Sizzling Beef
Gingered Pepper Steak
smoking flank steak on pellet grill

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 Grill

Here’s how to cook sizzle steak on the grill 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.

How to Cook Your Sizzle Steak In The Oven

Here’s how to cook sizzle steak in the oven in four super-simple steps:

  1. Bring the steak up to room temperature
  2. Preheat oven to grill and then put the rack close to heating element. Place the steak on a tray and rub with oil and season with salt and pepper
  3. Broil steak about 8 to 12 minutes, then half way though flip the steak. See below for a steak doneness guide flipping halfway through.
  4. When it reaches the desited tem[erautre removed from the oven. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Then slice against the grain

Sizzle Steak Doneness Guide

See the table below to see the internal temperature you should cook your steak to.

Steak DonenessInternal Temperature of Steak
Medium Rare135°F
Medium 145°F
Well Done160°F


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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2 thoughts on “How to Cook The Perfect Sizzle Steak”

    1. Hiya Cassie 🙂 no worries I have updated it with how we cook steak in the oven along with a doneness guide 🙂 Let me know how you go with your steak

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