How to cook steak recipe

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  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free






2 min


6 min
for medium rare

Want to know how to cook steak? Watch our handy video to get a perfectly cooked steak every time.

See how to cook steak perfectly every time with our step by step video. Make sirloin steak to your taste with just a little oil, salt and pepper.

You can choose how to cook your meat, from medium rare to well done. Once you’ve tried this recipe once your steak dinner will be ready in minutes. Knowing how to cook steak is a skill that will prove to be useful again and again. Whether you’re cooking a speedy midweek supper or a romantic date night dinner, once you’ve mastered the way you like to make steak you’ll have everyone asking for you to cook.

You’ll want a frying pan for this recipe and if it’s a heavy-duty, thick-based pan then that’s even better. You can also use a cast iron skillet or a griddle pan.

Serve with chips, mashed potato, or slice into succulent strips to add to a wholesome salad.


  • 1 x 250g sirloin steak
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Rub the steak with the oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Heat the pan or griddle pan to a high heat.

  • Place the steak in the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or 3-4 minutes for well done.

  • Take out and set aside to rest.

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