Grilled Marinated Sirloin Steak

Great tasting grilled sirloin steak with an excellent marinade. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beef, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 sirloin steaks about 8-10 oz each well trimmed
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Adolf's meat tenderizer
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano


  • In a 1-gallon zip lock bag mix 1 cups water, 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoon soy sauce, 4 teaspoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon Adolf's meat tenderizer, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and1/2 teaspoon oregano.
  • Trim two sirloin steaks about 8-10 oz each. Use a mechanical meat tenderizer if available to prep meat. If not available, use a narrow knife and puncture each side about 20 times. Place meat in marinade and refrigerate for about 2 hours (1-4 hour range).
  • Preheat on high. Clean and oil grill. Grill with lid closed over high heat for 5 minutes and turn.
  • Continue until you reach the internal temp of your choice. I went for 140-145. Cooking time will vary due to the thickness and grill variables. 8 to 14 minutes for most people.
  • Remove and let rest for 5 minutes.


Pro Tips:

  1. Top Sirloin is best for this recipe.
  2. I used both chemical and mechanical tenderization. You can skip one or both if you wish, but the steak will be less tender.
  3. The marinade is good in one hour but better in 2-4 hours.
  4. Thicker sirloin will take longer to cook.
  5. Please be sure to use an instant-read thermometer to get the results right for you. Never cook steak by time alone. Time is provided only to help in your planning, not as the exact cooking time. The variables of the grill, the meat temperature, meat thickness, and other things can change the cooking time.
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Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg