Pan Seared Sirloin Steaks with Sauteed Onions
We don't eat a lot of steak, and when we do I normally grill it. My mom used to frequently serve pan seared steaks, generally cheaper cuts like sirloin or london broil. So I thought I'd give it a try and see if I could come up with something competitive with my grill. I started with a base recipe from Cook's Illustrated, and improvised from there. I thought this dish was fantastic, and my boys both said they liked it better than the grilled tenderloins I more frequently serve. The sauteed onions, which I prefer to grilled onions, really added to the flavor. Give this a try when the weather is cold and you'd rather warm your kitchen than be outside tending your grill. You won't be disappointed!


  • 2 pounds sirloin steak, trimmed
  • Salt and Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (approx)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (approx)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled, halved, and sliced thinly
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