Sugar & Spice Rubbed Sirloin

Use this sugar and spice rub that caramelizes on the grill and creates a crackling, burnt sugar char and juicy, rare center.

Hands-on Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 2 hours, 10 min. | Serves: 6 to 8 | Difficulty: Easy

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 2-3 lb. top sirloin steak, about 1” thick
  1. Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Rub one side of the steak with half the rub mixture. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Spread the remaining rub on the other side of the steak. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes.
  4. While the steak is sitting, prepare the grill for high heat.
  5. When the steak is ready, place on grill. Five minutes on each side is rare, so depending on your preference, char each side to get a nice crisp crust then move to a more indirect side of the grill to prevent flare ups, letting the steak cook a total of 6 minutes per side (which would yield a red medium rare).
  6. Remove the steak from the grill (once the internal temp reaches 145°) and allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice diagonally ¼” thick.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 570, Calories from Fat 290, Total Fat 32g (49% DV), Saturated Fat 13g (65% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 210mg (70% DV), Sodium 520mg (22% DV), Carbohydrates 6g (2% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 5g, Protein 61g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%.

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