Big Game Sugar Steak


This steak is a real showstopper! So easy and, despite the copious sugar rub, quite savory and juicy! My family's favorite way to grill steak. This steak comes out perfectly mid-rare every time. Always a winner. Very impressive way to cook steak. The sugar forms a crust sealing in the juices. There is no sugar taste!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (5 pound) 3-inch thick beef top sirloin steak

  • 2 cups white sugar


  1. Place steak in a large bowl. Knead sugar into meat to form a thick crust. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature; 3 to 4 hours.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Cook steak on preheated grill until each side is caramelized, about 10 minutes per side.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; place steak on prepared baking sheet.

  5. Roast in the preheated oven until steak is starting to firm and is reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 20 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
8g Fat
40g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 41g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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