Steak Using the Fast-Flip Method


When you are using the fast-flip method of cooking steak, you flip the steak every 30 seconds. This fast steak recipe gives great results every time. And the steak cooks 30% faster, to boot!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 beef sirloin steak, at room temperature

  • salt to taste

  • 3 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil, or as needed


  1. Preheat a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pat steak dry with paper towels on both sides. Season generously with salt on both sides.

  2. Drizzle oil into the hot skillet. Add steak and cook for 30 seconds. Flip steak, cook for 30 seconds, then flip again. Continue flipping and cooking 30 seconds on each side.

  3. Remove steak from the pan when it has developed a brown crust, is beginning to firm, and is hot and slightly pink in the center, about 3 to 4 minutes of total cooking time for a 1-inch steak. Check for doneness using an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center: 125 degrees F (52 degrees C) for rare; 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare; 145 degrees F (65 degrees C) for medium; or 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) for well-done.

  4. Cover steak with 2 layers of aluminum foil and allow to rest in a warm area for 5 minutes.

    close up view of a seared Steak in a pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

645 Calories
54g Fat
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Protein 39g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* 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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