How To Cook Sirloin Steak On A Griddle Perfectly? A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Cook Sirloin Steak On A Griddle?

Today, most people either have a flat top or electric griddle at their home. They use it to cook various dishes to prepare mouthwatering and simple dishes. What most of these people don’t know is that they can use griddles to cook steak as well!

Have you ever used your griddle to cook a steak? How do you even do it? If you’ve never cooked steak on a griddle before, relax! This article will guide you on how to cook sirloin steak on a griddle to perfection! Continue reading and you’ll find out!


Why cook steak on a griddle? 

If you love healthy cooking, then using a griddle is the best way to cook steak. This is because a griddle enables you to use less butter or oil when cooking your steaks. Even better, the best griddles have a nonstick surface, so you don’t even need oil. Moreover, a griddle offers you sufficient cooking space to prepare more steaks at once. Not to mention that they reduce the chances of burning up your meat, unlike grills. 

And did I tell you that using a griddle to cook a steak is extremely easy? Well, you just need to be prepared and patient! Just that and you can griddle your steak like a pro!

Choose the right griddle

As you already know, there are various kinds of griddles. With some of the most popular ones being gas and electric griddles. Whichever griddle you choose, you must ensure that it’s functioning properly. Besides, the griddle should be easy to operate.

What’s your favorite cut? 

There are various cuts that can be used to prepare a steak. It can either be rib-eye, tenderloin, sirloin, and more. Whichever your favorite cut is, make sure it’s flavorful and tender! 

In this article, we’re going to cook sirloin steak on a griddle because of its tasty succulence. Besides, good sirloin contains the ideal fat content and great marbling. Know what marbling is? Well, it refers to the content of intramuscular fat contained in the cut. 

What else do I need? 

Now you’ve got your cut and your griddle, right? So, are you good to start cooking your steak? Not yet! There are some important tools you need. This includes things like; aluminum foil, a timer, paper towel, and tongs. 

Moreover, since we’re talking about cooking steak like a pro, we’ll need some ingredients to spice things up. In this case, we’ll use the following ingredients:

  • Sirloin steak
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper and sea salt
  • Fresh garlic, fresh peppers, and ground paprika.
How long do you cook a steak for on a griddle?

Preparation Process to Cook Steak! 

This is a very important stage when you’re planning to cook your steak with a griddle. Even if you follow the right steps without preparing your steak adequately, it will not be as good. So, why take all that risk because of some simple steps?

  • Was your cut stored in a refrigerator? If it was, you can’t just take it out and put it on the griddle right away! Instead, you’ve it at leave it at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Otherwise, it will not cook uniformly.
  • After the cut has completely defrosted, use paper towels to dry and remove excess moisture completely.
  • Marinate your steak to spice and season it up:
    There are various ways of marinating steak, including overnight marinade soaking, standard marinade, and dry seasoning. In this case, we’ll stick to the simplest and fastest method which is dry seasoning. So, just brush your steak lightly with some olive oil and season it with salt and pepper!
  • Preheat the griddle:
    Now that your steak is ready, turn on the griddle and adjust its temperature to 400° F. That is the ideal griddle temperature for steak. Leave it at that temperature for some time for the griddle to preheat. Luckily some griddles have an LED light that lets you know when the griddle is preheated properly. If yours doesn’t, use your thermometer to determine the exact temperature.

Moreover, spraying some water on the griddle surface will help you determine if it’s heated adequately.

Now that everything is set, let’s get to the main part!

The Cooking Process: How To Cook Sirloin Steak On A Griddle

  • Put your sirloin steaks on the preheated griddle surface and space them uniformly. You don’t need to grease or oil the griddle, since the steak has its fat
  • Watch them cook on one side for about 2 - 3 minutes.
  • The griddle surface gives steaks a good sear. This enables you to know when they are ready to be flipped or removed after both sides are properly cooked. When flipping, you never use a fork. 
  • Instead, use your tongs to turn them to the other side.
  • Let it cook for the same amount of time before you remove the steak from the cooking surface.
  • After the second side is cooked, remove them from the cooking surface.
  • Before you start enjoying your steak, give it some time to rest as they have not cooked fully yet!
  • So, once you remove the steaks from the griddle surface, place them on the cutting board and cover them with aluminum foil.
  • Leave them for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remember when I said you need to be patient? Well, you need to be, even when serving the steak.
  • Start by scattering seasoning over you steak, then slice it.

Now, enjoy your mouthwatering steak cooked on a griddle!

Cooking T-bone Steak on Griddle 

Although the process of cooking T-bone steaks is not much different from the process above, some things like ingredients will be different. In this case, you need; oil, 1.5” thick T-bone steak, pepper and salt. If you’ve those ingredients, proceed to the following steps:

  • Remove the T-beef steak out of its packaging and pat it with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Leave it at ambient temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat you large cast iron griddle over medium heat.
  • Use some oil to lightly brush your T-bone steak and season it with pepper and salt.
  • Adjust the griddle’s temperature to high and put the steak on the hot surface.
  • Let the 1st side cook for 7 minutes then flip it when it turns brown.
  • Let the 2nd side cook for about 4 minutes, hold it with tongs and sear its edges.
  • Remove the steak from the griddle surface and put it on a cutting board.
  • Cover it with an aluminum foil and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Now, cut the strip and tenderloin from the bone, slice it against the grain. 
  • Put the steak on a platter, and it’s ready to serve!
Cooking t-bone steak on griddle

How to Cook Steak On an Indoor Griddle

During the cold season, outdoor grilling is not much of an option. Not to mention that going to your favorite restaurant is not that easy as well. Luckily, with a great indoor griddle like Cuisinart GR-5B griddle, you can easily sear steak at the comfort of your home. Even better, this will take less than ten minutes. So, if you’re thinking about searing steak on a griddle follow these steps: 

  • Make sure you’ve the following ingredients: oil, steak, pepper, salt and compound butter.
  • Season the steak with salt and let them rest for 1 hour before you sear them. This gives the steak enough time to get to ambient temperature as the seasoning incorporates into the steak.
  • Heat up your Cuisinart GR-GB or any other griddle to 450° F.
  • Uniformly apply some oil on the hot griddle surface and put the steak.
  • Press them lightly into the griddle surface and let the first side cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Then flip the steak over and leave it to sear until its internal temperature reaches 130° F.
  • You can now remove your steak from the indoor griddle surface and put it on the cutting board.
  • Put some compound butter on the steak and leave it for about 10 minutes to rest.
  • After, that you can now enjoy your perfectly seared steak!
How to Cook Steak On an Indoor Griddle

As you can see, cooking steak on an indoor electric griddle is quite simple!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do you cook a steak for on a griddle?

Cooking steak on a griddle takes about 4 to 10 minutes.

How do you cook a sirloin steak on a griddle?

Ingredients: salt, pepper and sirloin steak.

  • Keep the sirloin steak at ambient temperature for 30 minutes
  • Sprinkle it with the ideal seasoning; salt & pepper
  • Preheat your griddle to 300° F.
  • Put the seasoned sirloin steak on the hot griddle surface
  • Let it cook for 3 minutes, flip it and let the other side cook for the same duration
  • Remove the steak from the griddle and let it rest for about 5 to 10 minutes

How long should you cook steak on each side?

That will depend on the rareness of the steak. For rare steak, each side should cook for 2 minutes, while for medium-rare, cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes. Moreover, for a well-done steak, cook each side for 2 to 4 minutes, turn down the heat and then cook for another 4 to 6 minutes.

Can you cook steak in a griddle pan?

Yes you can. For excellent results, choose a heavy-duty heavy griddle pan. When using a griddle pan, cook 1 or 2 steaks at a time, then let them rest as you prepare the other batch.

How long should I grill a 2 inch thick steak?

For rare steak, grill each side of a 2” thick steak for 6 minutes. However, for medium-rare, cook each side for 7 minutes.

How many times should you flip a steak on the grill?

When grilling steak, you only need to flip it once. That is when you’re turning it over to cook the second side after the 1st side is well cooked.

How hot should griddle be for steak?

The perfect griddle temperature for cooking steak is from medium to high. This temperature range allows the steak to cook uniformly and deliciously. However, the exact temperature will depend on the thickness of the steak. For regular-sized steak, the temperature should be between 260 and 400° F.

For starters, cooking steak with a griddle may seem a bit complicated. But you need to be patient and go slow until you understand the entire process fully. Once you do that, you’ll be able to prepare your steak using a griddle all by yourself! 

Now that you know how to cook steak with a griddle, put it into practice! 

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Theresa Lori

Hi, I'm Theresa. My passion for grilling delicacy gradually built during the time I was living with my parents. My family members especially my mother was a great fan of grilled dishes to and from the love of food. I started preparing smoked food with my mom. This bonding helped me to know more and more about to smoke, grill what always I share on So, in two words you can call me a BBQ lover.

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