sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Definition of sirloin

: a cut of meat and especially of beef from the part of the hindquarter just in front of the round — see beef illustration

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Return pan to medium heat, add 1 tablespoons olive oil, season thinly sliced lean beef sirloin with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Beef Stroganoff," 24 Oct. 2018 At his Nusr-et Steakhouse in Dubai, Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, known as Salt Bae, served French soccer player Franck Ribery the restaurant’s new 24-karat steak—a $340, 14-ounce sirloin, grilled and then covered in a gold wrapping. Michael Amon, WSJ, "Are Those Gold Teeth or Did You Just Eat in the Gaudiest Place on Earth?," 8 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, pat sirloin steak dry and season with salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Asian Steak Noodle Bowl," 28 Nov. 2018 Cut down to the appropriate, air-fryer-friendly size, a beef top sirloin roast reached a perfect medium-rare doneness inside at the same time it was rendered brown on the outside. Ben Mims, WSJ, "Could This Appliance Replace Your Oven?," 16 Aug. 2018 Steak entrees on the menu at other restaurants in the chain range from $18.99 for an 8-ounce center-cut top sirloin to $32.99 for a 22-ounce porterhouse. Kyle Arnold,, "Steakhouse chain Saltgrass opening near Disney," 8 June 2018 Some, like rib chops (from the rack) or loin chops (which look like miniature T-bone steaks), are expensive, but there are cheaper options, like shoulder and sirloin chops. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "This hefty steak is light enough for August," 20 Aug. 2018 Farm Field Table offers sirloin bavette, which is similar to flank steak. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How to buy the perfect steak for Dad this Father's Day," 15 June 2018 Grilled chicken, blackened salmon, shrimp or grilled prime sirloin are optional. Carolina Gusman,, "Salad takes center stage in May at local restaurants for National Salad Month," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of sirloin

1554, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sirloin

alteration of earlier surloin, modification of Middle French surlonge, from sur over (from Latin super) + loigne, longe loin — more at over, loin

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The first known use of sirloin was in 1554

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English Language Learners Definition of sirloin

: a piece of beef from the lower back area of a cow


sir·​loin | \ ˈsər-ˌlȯin How to pronounce sirloin (audio) \

Kids Definition of sirloin

: a cut of beef taken from the part just in front of the rump

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