How to Season a Sirloin Strip Roast

by Jordan Whitehouse

Using the right seasoning and seasoning technique can make the difference between an average sirloin strip roast and one of your best. When you evenly distribute salt, pepper, oil and spices over the entire roast before cooking, you ensure those flavors are infused into the entire piece of meat during cooking. Proper seasoning can also create a thin, flavorful crust around the outside of a sirloin strip roast.

Place a defrosted sirloin strip roast on a clean cutting board and remove any packaging.

Spread olive oil over the entire surface of the roast. Rub the oil over the roast and ensure every section of meat is covered in a thin layer of oil.

Sprinkle a generous amount of salt over the entire surface of the roast.

Sprinkle pepper and other herbs and spices you enjoy with roast beef over the surface of the roast.

Rub the salt, pepper and spices into the roast; push them into every crevice.

Allow the sirloin strip roast to rest for about five minutes before cooking.

Items you will need
  • Cutting board
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Suggested herbs and spices to use with sirloin strip roast: rosemary, thyme, cumin, garlic powder


  • Read the best before date on the packaging before removing it and ensure the roast will be safe to consume by the time you're ready to eat.

About the Author

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jordan Whitehouse has been writing on food and drink, small business, and community development since 2004. His work has appeared in a wide range of online and print publications across Canada, including Atlantic Business Magazine, The Grid and Halifax Magazine. Whitehouse studied English literature and psychology at Queen's University, and book and magazine publishing at Centennial College.

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