Top Sirloin

beef cuts explained

Top Sirloin

Cow Diagram of a Top Sirloin Beef Cut

what is it?

Top sirloin steaks are renowned for their versatility, making them an excellent choice for various culinary endeavors. These steaks strike a balance between tenderness and leanness, making them not only delicious but also an attractive option in terms of affordability. Whether you’re planning a casual weeknight meal or preparing for a gathering that requires a lot of beef, top sirloin steaks fit the bill perfectly.

Derived from the hind quarter of the cow, top sirloin steaks come from a large muscle located on the animal’s hip. As this muscle is heavily utilized, choosing a top sirloin guarantees a leaner cut of meat for those seeking a healthier option. At Milam’s, we take pride in offering top-quality selections such as USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef Brand®, ensuring that you receive the most tender and succulent options for this lean and flavorful cut of meat.

how to prepare:

Grilling is a classic method that enhances the natural flavors of the top sirloin steak. To begin, preheat the grill to medium-high heat, and generously season the steak with salt, pepper, and any desired spices. If you choose to marinate the steaks with your favorite marinade, such as one composed of soy sauce, garlic, and herbs, ensure to pat them dry before placing them on the grill. Grill the steak for approximately 4-6 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to achieve your preferred level of doneness.

how to pair:

When pairing with top sirloin, it’s recommended to choose a wine with lighter tannins, such as Pinot Noir. Due to its leaner nature, top sirloin lacks the fat content necessary to balance out wines with strong tannins. Additionally, Pinot Noir is an excellent choice as it offers a medium-bodied profile that can complement the beefy flavors of this cut of meat.