My New Year’s Eve Top Sirloin

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For starters I would like to wish all my fellow readers of Famished Fish, Finicky Shark a Happy New Year! And Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Famished Fish! And I’m kicking off the New Year with our New Year’s Eve dinner, my husband’s favorite meal of top sirloin steak as a huge thank you to him for all of his love and dedication. Without him, my life and my family would be incomplete.

Well my family and I spent a quiet night in watching Netflix and sipping wine for the holiday. It was quite relaxing. I decided the best part of the night in was to treat my guy to a thick and juicy cut of sirloin steak. So we went to our local Sam’s Club wholesale store and picked up a few things, and a healthy package of thick top sirloin. And the night couldn’t go without some appetizers. So of course we drove through Jack in the Box for some crunchy tacos and stuffed jalapenos. 😉 And then we came home, whipped up a quick dinner of Top Sirloin Steak and our Tag Team Twice Baked Potatoes and enjoyed a movie. (Have you seen the new Red Dawn? Amazing!) And of course, we popped the champagne just as the ball dropped in Time Square, when my friend Kat and her kids came over.

Did you notice how juicy steak that steak is pictured above? I got a new toy with all my Christmas money this year! And I couldn’t be more excited to use my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. I am in love with it! The picture clarity is drool worthy! We also changed out the bulbs on our kitchen table to some natural lighting bulbs-best thing ever! My guy also put together a wonderful photo studio for my “food portraits”. I haven’t used it yet and I’ll show you a pic of that later. I had some nice shots of him building it for me, but I got stuck with a bunk SD card and lost the photos. I hope to one day make these recipes and photos cookbook worthy. A girl could dream, right!?

So for all of his hard work and support for me and my passion, of course I fixed him a good sized cut of beef to kick off the New Year. Yes, my best friend and soul mate, Johnny, I love you!

Sooooo, you do not want to miss out on this quick marinade. They say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? And this can easily be made on a busy weeknight. The strong flavors and acidic content of this rich marinade penetrate quickly into the beef, leaving it tender, juicy, and full of smoky flavor. So let’s get grilling!

Ingredients:

24 oz top sirloin steaks
3 Tb low sodium soy sauce
3 Tb sweet red wine
2 Tb whole grain mustard
1 Tb canola oil
2 tsp honey
2 cloves garlic, pressed
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat and oil the grill with either a bit of oil rubbed on a paper towel or some cooking spray. I use an indoor stovetop cast iron griddle. Bring the steaks to room temperature.

Combine ALL the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together thoroughly.

Place the steaks in a baking dish and cover with the marinade. Marinate 5 minutes, turn over and marinate for 10 minutes more.

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Carefully place the steaks on grill and grill on medium heat for 8 minutes, depending on thickness. Mine were slightly over an inch thick and I was going for medium rare. Brush with the marinade every couple of minutes. Turn 1/4 turn after 4 minutes to create cross-patterned grill marks on the first side.

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Carefully turn the steaks over, and brush again with the marinade, and grill for 8 minutes longer for medium-rare, 10 minutes for medium, or to the desired doneness. Again, brush with the marinade every couple of minutes until all marinade is used. And again, turn 1/4 turn after 4 minutes to create the cross-patterned grill marks.

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Remove from the grill and let rest 10 minutes before serving to allow steak to reach doneness and to seal juices inside.

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Cutting into a steak too soon will cause all the juices to flow out, resulting in a dry steak. All that hard work and marinade for nothing.

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Slice the steaks and plate them into 4 servings, using any grill drippings to drizzle over the steaks. Serve with a favorite side of your choice and crisp green salad. Our wine of choice would be a nice dry red. But I had New Year’s champagne. 😉

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If you’d like to make our Tag Team Twice Baked Potatoes, let me know and I’ll post the recipe next time! We call them Tag Team because my guy and I always make them together. <3

Happy New Year’s Famished Fish readers! And Happy 6 Month Anniversary to Famished Fish! Wishing you all another year of health and prosperity. I thank you all for your continued support-because without you readers, friends and family, where would this page be? I love you all!

Quick Marinated Top Sirloin Steak

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 41 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 430 calories

Fat 28 g

Carbs 6 g

Protein 35 g

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Quick Marinated Top Sirloin Steak

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 11

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 24 oz top sirloin steaks
  • 3 Tb low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tb sweet red wine
  • 2 Tb whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tb canola oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat and oil the grill with either a bit of oil rubbed on a paper towel or some cooking spray. I use an indoor stovetop cast iron griddle. Bring the steaks to room temperature.
  2. Combine ALL the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together thoroughly.
  3. Place the steaks in a baking dish and cover with the marinade. Marinate 5 minutes, turn over and marinate for 10 minutes more.
  4. Carefully place the steaks on grill and grill on medium heat for 8 minutes, depending on thickness. Mine were slightly over an inch thick and I was going for medium rare. Brush with the marinade every couple of minutes. Turn 1/4 turn after 4 minutes to create cross-patterned grill marks on the first side.
  5. Carefully turn the steaks over, and brush again with the marinade, and grill for 8 minutes longer for medium-rare, 10 minutes for medium, or to the desired doneness. Again, brush with the marinade every couple of minutes until all marinade is used. And again, turn 1/4 turn after 4 minutes to create the cross-patterned grill marks.
  6. Remove from the grill and let rest 10 minutes before serving to allow steak to reach doneness and to seal *juices inside.
  7. Slice the steaks and plate them into 4 servings, using any grill drippings to drizzle over the steaks.

Notes

*Cutting into a steak too soon will cause all the juices and flow out, resulting in a dry steak. All that hard work and marinade for nothing.

Do you have a favorite New Year’s Eve meal?

You may also enjoy French Onion Soup with Steak

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Comments

    • says

      I used Sutter Home Sweet Red that I keep on my counter. And the mustard is just a whole grain mustard in a jar from Fresh and Easy. It’s basically stone ground mustard. You can see the mustard seeds in it. It’s very hearty!

  1. says

    My mouth is watering just thinking about this. Thank you so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I hope you’ll come by again and share some more of your yummy recipes!

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