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While the meat rests, create the dry rub.  Add all the rub ingredients to a small bowl and mix.

After the hour of room temperature marination, spray the meat with cooking spray and massage the rub into the meat.  I use the cooking spray to help the rub stick.  Let the steak rest another 10 minutes.


Spice Crusted Top Sirloin

A delicious and flavorful way to prepare a top sirloin steak, this crusted piece of beef is delicious prepared on a grill or grill pan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 377 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 – 1¼ Lb. Top Sirloin Steak
  • Cooking Spray
  • Fat Free Greek Yogurt (optional)


  • 1 ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tsp. Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp. Stir Fry Sauce
  • ½ Tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder


  • 1 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tsp. Ground Coriander
  • ½ Tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ Tsp. Calabrian Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Clove


  • Score the meat on both sides with about 1/8 of an inch slices to allow the paste and then the rub to penetrate the meat.
  •  Mix the salt mixture in a small bowl to create a paste. Spread half on one side of the steak, getting it into all the scored slices and then spread the second half on the other side of the steak. Let sit for at least an hour at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, mix all your rub ingredients in a small bowl. After the salt mixture has sat on the steak for one hour, SPRAY WITH COOKING SPRAY, then massage in the rub. This will help the rub stick to the meat. Let the steak rest 10 minutes.
  • Fire up your grill or grill pan to medium high and get the pan really hot. Spray it well with cooking spray. (If you prefer, you can add a little vegetable oil to the grill pan)
  • Cook until your desired doneness. (130 – 135 degrees for medium, 120 – 125 degrees for medium rare). Let the meat rest, covered with foil, for 10 minutes.
  • Slice against the grain into ½ inch slices and enjoy. I like to serve the steak with a big dollop of Fat Free Greek yogurt. That is purely optional.


Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 59gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 953mgPotassium: 1144mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2255IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 7mg
Keyword beef, dinner, healthier choice, mexican, steak
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