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Sirloin Steak

Pure sirloin steak and nothing else.
Sirloin Steak

I came up to my first assignment on my Teach English as a Foreign Language course and, true to form, one of my kids is now off school ill making it a struggle to get anything done.  My youngest, Taran, has a cold.  With all the social distancing, we have avoided catching any childhood sniffles since February.  This being completely different to all previous months and years where we could barely make it a month without some sort sniffle, cough, cold or fever.  With the acknowledged relationship between autoimmune diseases and over-cleanliness/sanitising and the current covid19 regulations, I worry a lot that twenty or thirty years down the line there will be a lot of horrific autoimmune disorders running rampant.   A cold, while not such a nice thing to have, was a sigh of relief; if only the timing were a little better.  Let’s just hope he doesn’t feel the need to pass it along! 

I am still on the Atkins Diet Revolution at the moment and almost at the end of the induction phase –  three pounds down and five to go.  One of the best things about low carb dieting is a great steak cooked to one’s preferred perfection!  Is there anything better than a nice steak?  Cooked in ghee, paired up with a simple salad of lettuce and cucumber, add in some homemade mayo, and it’s a superfast meal, healthy and low in carbs.   Dr Atkins would be proud! 

There are other steaks, obviously, but sirloin is a good choice and my family’s go-to steak.  This is because it’s more widely available in the shops than ribeye or fillet, tastes great as a quickly cooked steak, and is a bit cheaper too.  Fillet and ribeye are an occasional choice, whereas sirloin can be sneaked into the food budget far more regularly.  Continuing with making sure I give as much website space to the simple recipes as the fancy ones, here I present the plain and simple yet utterly delicious steak! 

Sirloin Steak
Sirloin Steak
Pure sirloin steak and nothing else.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Atkins’ Diet: Induction, Atkins’ Diet: Ongoing and Maintenance, Keto, Paleo, Paleo-ish, Whole30
Servings 2 people
Calories 399 kcal


  • 2 sirloin steaks , they should be around 225g or 8oz each and about 2cm (3/4 inch) thickness
  • 1 tbsp ghee (other fats to use are lard and butter, I don't recommend olive oil but the choice is yours)
  • 1/4 tsp salt , use more if you like salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Remove the steaks from the fridge about 30 mins before cooking.
  • Pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Rub salt and pepper onto all sides equally, add more if desired.
  • Add ghee to a frying pan and turn the hob to a medium high heat. I use the number 7 heat on mine, if it helps guide anyone.
  • When the pan is as hot as it is going to be add the steaks.
  • Set the timer:
    for rare set it for 1min 30 secs
    medium set it for 2 mins
    well done set it for 4 mins
  • When the timer finishes, turn over the steaks reset the timer for the same amount of timer depending on how 'done' you want your steak.
  • When the timer rings, it's all done.
  • Serve the steak in it's pan juices.


Net Carbs: 0g


Serving: 225gCalories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 65gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 6mg
Keyword beef, low carb, low net carb
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