I like sirloin. It’s a good steak with a good flavor. When you find it on sale you can find for a reasonable price. I cooked up one last night. I choose to try the Alton Brown method. This involves using one of the most neglected things in your kitchen – the broiler. Most people probably never set their ovens to broil except on accident. But the broiler can be a powerful tool. It’s great for cooking a steak when you don’t have a grill or you don’t fell like grilling. Below you will find my notes from this recipe. For the full recipe, visit Food Network’s website.

1. This steak is directly cooked on your oven rack. You just place your two racks at the two lowest positions. The steak goes on the first rack, and you can make an aluminum foil pan to catch the drippings.

2. Your goal is to slowly cook the steak and then hit it with higher heat at the end. So it’s 5 minutes and flip and another 5 minutes. Then you raise both racks up one level and cook another 3 minutes, then flip and another 3 minutes.

3. I found that the cook time made a steak that was starting to pass medium. Next time I am going to reduce the times. I think it’s a manner of trial and error, each oven is different. You also have to look at the size of the steak. Alton’s recipe calls for a 1 1/2 pound steak that is 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick. Mine was pretty close to that.

4. All a good steak needs is salt and pepper. But I might try using the pan drippings sometime to make a sauce.

This is an easy to make steak using something you might have been neglecting – your broiler. While the steak was bit overdone for my taste, I will try adjusting the times next time for a better result.

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