What is Sizzle Steak

This tasty, quick-to-cook piece of meat is a restaurant and household staple. These thin steaks make a delicious meal when cooked with mushrooms, garlic, and onions, and piled on a bun with some tasty relish.

Learn more about this sizzling snack by reading on.

What is Sizzle Steak?

Don’t confuse a sizzle and minute steak. While both cuts are thinner than average, a sizzle steak has more meat. Cut from the round, it has all the meaty goodness of sirloin without the fat.

Quick to cook, this steak cut makes the ideal ingredient for a quick meal or snack. It contains several textures in one bite, with a crunchy outside and slightly rare inside. The combination adds flavor to subs, sandwiches, and even salads without breaking the bank.

This simple cut provides a good mix of value and flavor for people with a lower grocery budget. Those who follow a diet or need to cut back on their saturated fat intake might also find it easier to do so with this thinner cut of meat.

Overall, a sizzle steak is reasonable in price, of decent quality, and suitable for fast frying or grilling.

What is Sizzle Steak Good For?

A sizzle steak will never fully replace a top-quality piece of sirloin for a true carnivore, but it’s great to have on hand. Thinly sliced or shaved, with a salty crust and medium to rare center, is a showstopper.

Use it to put the finishing touches to a salad or create the perfect meaty sandwich. While technically not cured meat, this sliced steak also won’t look out of place on a charcuterie board.

How to Cook Sizzle Steak        

The basic instructions for cooking this cut are similar to most steaks. The difference here is that most people slice it before cooking it for a maximum of four or five minutes. You choose which method works best for you.

Cooking the Piece of Steak Before Slicing It

Season your steak to taste, and make sure it’s at room temperature before frying. Then heat your skillet over high heat and add a little oil to the pan to heat. Place your meat in the pan and let it sizzle for a minute and a half before flipping it.

Flip it once and continue to cook it until both sides are brown. Allow it to rest for a few minutes or cool before slicing it.

Cooking the Piece of Steak After Slicing It

Season the meat using salt and pepper to taste. Slice it as thinly as possible and allow it to reach room temperature.

Preheat a skillet to high and heat your oil. Place the slices in the pan, and let them cook until just done outside, but still a little pink in the center. Carefully watch as overcooking will dry out the meat.

How to Add Extra Flavor

It is easy to overcook this particular cut because of the steak’s low fat content. As a result, it pays to play around with marinating it to keep it moist. Apply your dry seasoning just before cooking to prevent salt from drying the meat.

What to Serve with Sizzle Steak  

The possibilities are endless. Make the steak the star of the show by placing it into an artisan sub and piling on relish and mustard. Choose a classic treat by mixing it with onions and mushrooms and serving it on a bun.

Otherwise, use it in a stir fry or salad. Choose whichever setting you like; this steak makes a fast way to add extra protein and flavor.

Sizzle Steak Recipes from Around the Web

“Slow-Cooked” Sizzle Steak

Warm two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter over high heat. Before the butter browns, add the steak and then lower the setting to medium. Fry the first side for between four and six minutes.

Flip and cook the other side to sear it. Allow it to rest before cutting it.

Sizzle Steak Surprise

  • 2 sizzle steaks
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • ¾ can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons each of oil and butter
  • ½ cup water

Season and cook the steak, as usual, and then set aside in tented foil. Sauté the onion in the same pan. Add the remaining ingredients, heat through, and serve as gravy on buns or with French fries.

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About the author

Adam can tell you the difference between a flank steak and skirt steak and any other cut of meat. He loves sharing his knowledge of steaks with everyone, ensuring you get the perfect steak every time.