Looking for top sirloin recipes or recipes with ranch dressing mix? This easy beef top sirloin recipe uses dry ranch dressing seasoning as the main spice. In this post, I help you cook top sirloin steak on the stove, give you a recipe for a keto homemade ranch seasoning mix if you prefer to make your own, and list 10+ other keto steak recipes and recipes with ranch dry seasoning for you to enjoy.
What made me make a beef top sirloin recipe with ranch dressing mix?
I had a freezer full of beef
About a year ago, my husband and I decided to eat mostly all-natural and organic meats. While this meat is better for us and tastes noticeably more flavorful and tender, it is expensive.
We went from paying like $4/lb to spending $10/lb or more for meat. So, I signed my family up for Butcher Box to get meat in bulk and save money.
Butcher Box delivers 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork for less than $6.00 per meal. Unless you get a custom box, their regular box includes a curated collection of meats.
My goal was to test out a new recipe and put my beef top sirloin steaks to good use!
I made a homemade ranch spice mix
Beyond having a freezer full of meat, I was super proud of myself when I made ranch dressing for my BLT Avocado Salad. The spice mix was delicious so I started making ranch spiced everything! After trying it out on pork chops, I figured my keto-friendly ranch seasoning would also go well on steaks.
How do you cook top sirloin steak on the stove?
As mentioned in my Keto Surf & Turf recipe, no two steaks are alike. So, when cooking this meat on the stovetop, I offer the same advice.
- Cook your steak in a pre-heated pan, preferably a cast iron skillet
- Use a digital meat thermometer to test your steak temperatures
- Follow the steak temperature guide that I adapted from Certified Angus Beef
Steak Temperature Guide
- Rare: 125 degrees
- Medium-Rare: 135 degrees
- Medium: 140 degrees
- Medium-Well: 145 degrees (recommended temperature)
- Well Done: 150 degrees
What makes this beef top sirloin recipe easy?
It only takes a few minutes to prepare and includes just a few ingredients.
Can I use this ranch seasoning mix & recipe with other proteins?
Yes, but cook times will vary by protein
If you swap the meat in this recipe, please note that the cook times will vary. You can ensure that this takes a few minutes by choosing thinner steaks (mine are about 1 inch thick) and by cutting chicken breast in half lengthwise as I did for this 10-minute, 4-Spice Chicken.
Don’t forget the fatty spine when making pork chops
Often, I swap the meat in this recipe for pork chops. To ensure that every part of the pork chop is amazing, I use one of the final minutes of searing to cook the “fatty spine”.
During this minute, I stand the pork chop up on the fatty side and sear it. This searing makes the fat crispy enough to eat!
What are good low-carb side dishes for this?
This recipe is for the main protein. To make a meal, it’ll need a low carb side dish. Some options for side dishes are:
- Creamed Spinach
- Cauliflower Risotto
- Easy Sauteed Asparagus
- Loaded Cauliflower
- Caesar salad using my dressing
What are some other keto steak recipes?
If you enjoy keto-friendly steak recipes, then some other drool-worthy options are:
- The Ultimate Keto Surf and Turf
- Peppercorn Steak with Mushroom Cream Sauce
- Keto Philly Cheesesteak Pockets
- Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Cabernet Dressing
- Pan Fried Steak with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Bacon Cheese Walnut Crusted Steak
- Hamburger Steak and Gravy
What are some other recipes using ranch dressing mix?
- BLT Avocado Salad w/ Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Loaded Cauliflower (Keto Loaded “Potatoes”)
- Easy Pressure Cooker Roast
- Pat the steaks dry
- Add seasoning to the steaks. I pat the seasonings into the meat and am sure to rub it around so that it's on the top bottom and sides of the meat.
- Heat a cast iron skillet (or a regular skillet) to medium heat.
- Add 1 tbsp of butter and wait for it to bubble & sizzle
- Add steaks to the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes, per side (depends on how you like your meat. 3 minutes per side usually make my steak well done).
- Remove the steaks from pan and allow to rest (covered with a pan lid or a foil tent for 5 minutes before serving.
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