Pan Fried Sirloin Steak With Poblano Peppers and Corn

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One of the easiest ways to cook beef is in a pan. Pan Fried Sirloin Steak with Poblano Peppers and Corn is a perfect example. Today’s recipe features a traditional combination of tender Angus beef, smoky and spicy poblano peppers, onions and corn. This combination is also known as beef “a la poblana.” Just add rice and beans, or a salad, and you are set.

pan fried sirloin steak with poblano peppers and corn

Thank you to High River Angus® for making this recipe possible. As always my comments, opinions, and love for enjoying tasty foods with my family are my own. 

Wondering about those grill lines? I use a special cast iron pan with ridges that gives the steak that grilled look.

Poblano Peppers and Corn

The Mexican culinary phrase “a la poblana” generally applies to dishes made with poblano peppers in combination with onions, or onions and corn. The poblano peppers can be cooked in strips, chopped or integrated into a sauce.

Poblano peppers are those shiny, deep green, peppers commonly used for chiles rellenos or chiles en nogada. They can also be used for salsa verde or a very popular dish called rajas.

RELATED POST: How to Peel Poblano Peppers

Poblano Peppers

If you live in the United States, please be aware that sometimes poblano peppers are labeled as pasilla peppers. Just make sure you get the fresh bright green peppers as shown in the photo above.

Pan Frying Steak

Pan frying is one of the fastest and easiest ways to cook a steak. I recommend using a cast iron pan, but you can use any pan you have at home.

You will need either oil or butter and I like herbs like thyme, marjoram, sage or oregano.

Start by choosing a high-quality steak. Some of the beef cuts recommended for pan frying are eye of round, chuck, rump, skirt steak, tenderloin, striploin or sirloin. For this recipe, I used delicious High River Angus® Top Sirloin steak.

Top Sirloin Steaks with fresh oregano

Cooking tip: Make sure the steak is at room temperature before frying. This will allow the steak to cook evenly.

Find more tips for pan frying steak as well as an embedded video featuring Chef Gordon Ramsey at the High River Angus® website.

If you make this pan fried sirloin steak with poblano peppers and corn, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using the #mamalatinatipsrecipes hashtag. I’d love to see it and have a chance to share it as well.

Pan Fried Top Sirloin Steak a la Poblana

Pan Fried Sirloin Steak with Poblano Peppers and Corn

4-6 portions

Ingredients

2 High River Angus Top Sirloin Steaks, 1 inch width and approx 1 pound each
2 teaspoons coarse salt
Pepper to taste
3 poblano peppers
2 medium white onions
1 cup corn
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves
2 fresh oregano sprigs
2 tablespoons butter

Corn in the cob, garlic, onion, poblano peppers and top sirloin steak

Turn broiler on to 400 degrees F.

Take the steak out of the fridge, season with 1 ½ teaspoons salt and freshly crushed pepper to taste.

Cover and let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes. The steak needs to be room temperature before cooking.

Meanwhile, put poblano chiles on a baking sheet and place them under the broiler. Turn them as the skin chars. When done, take them out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes.

Grilled poblano peppers

You can also char the peppers over the stove, if you have a gas range. Check out how to peel poblano peppers here.

Peel and seed the poblano peppers. Cut into long strips. Slice onions (approx 1/4 inches width). Set aside.

Next, warm up 1 tablespoon oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook 1 minute per side to sear them.

Place garlic, oregano, and butter in the pan. Cook steaks 3-4 minutes per side turning them over once each minute. Baste the steaks with the running juices and butter from the pan.

Remove and let steaks rest on a wood chopping block for 10-12 minutes. This resting period is important.

While steaks are resting, warm up two tablespoons oil in the pan over high heat. Add onions and sauté until soft. Add poblano pepper strips, corn, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Slice steaks and serve with the poblano, onion, and corn mixture.

Add roasted potatoes or a salad for a full meal.

Top sirloin steak with poblano peppers, onions and corn

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pan fried sirloin steak with poblano peppers, onions and corn
4.95 from 19 votes

Pan Fried Sirloin Steak with Poblano Peppers and Corn

A traditional combination of tender Angus beef, smoky and spicy poblano peppers, onions and corn. This combination is also known as beef "a la poblana." Just add rice and beans, or a salad, and you are set.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 High River Angus Top Sirloin Steaks 1 inch width and approx 1 pound each
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 poblano peppers
  • 2 medium white onions
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 fresh oregano sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Turn broiler on to 400 degrees F.
  • Take the steak out of the fridge, season with 1 ½ teaspoons salt and freshly crushed pepper to taste. Cover and let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes. The steak needs to be room temperature before cooking.
  • Meanwhile, put poblano chiles on a baking sheet and place them under the broiler. Turn them as the skin chars. When done, take them out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • You can also char the peppers over the stove, if you have a gas range. Check out how to peel poblano peppers here.
  • Peel and seed the poblano peppers. Cut into long strips. Slice onions (approx 1/4 inches width). Set aside.
  • Next, warm up 1 tablespoon oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook 1 minute per side to sear them.
  • Place garlic, oregano, and butter in the pan. Cook steaks 3-4 minutes per side turning them over once each minute. Baste the steaks with the running juices and butter from the pan.
  • Remove and let steaks rest on a wood chopping block for 10-12 minutes. This resting period is important.
  • While steaks are resting, warm up two tablespoons oil in the pan over high heat. Add onions and sauté until soft. Add poblano pepper strips, corn, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Slice steaks and serve with the poblano, onion, and corn mixture.
Course: Beef, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: How to pan fry steak, Recipes with sirloin steak, Steak poblano
Author: Silvia

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Amala Smith
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Amala Smith

OMG! This looks so good! If I cooked I would definitely try this.

Amber Myers
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Amber Myers

Oh yum. This looks like an incredible meal. We love steak here! I’ll have to make this for dinner soon.

Natalie
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Natalie

I will have to share this recipe with my mom. She is always looking for new ways to season steak for family gatherings.

sundeep
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sundeep

this looks something unique and creative. i will surely try it

Natalia
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Natalia

This steak looks truly delicious! I also love corn and peppers. Can’t wait to prepare this dish for my family at the weekend! 🙂

Hannah Marie
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Hannah Marie

This is a very delicious savoury recipe. I can’t wait to make one for my family for our dinner. Thanks for sharing!

Christina
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Christina

Oh this looks so yummy! I’ll have to try soon.

Emma Riley
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Emma Riley

My husband is a fan of eating meat most especially stakes. This dish look so delicious and I am sure my husband would love to have this on his plate.

Heather
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Heather

I don’t eat meat, but my husband would absolutely love it if I made this for dinner for him.

Rosey
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Rosey

This would be perfect for the steak lovers in my family. We have a ton of those! 😉

Maysz
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Maysz

This Steaks steak looks yum and delicious! Perfect recipe 🙂

Nessa
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Nessa

I’m not a big meat lover to tell you the truth !! But I’m pretty sure my hubby would love to taste this recipe !! Thanks for sharing !! 🙂

joanna
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joanna

This recipe sounds delicious! I do love steak but I never had it with peppers before. I would like to try this recipe, especially that it’s not hard to make at all.

Terri Beavers
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Terri Beavers

I took out some sirloin steak for dinner and I’m on a hunt for a fantastic recipe. Lucky me, I found it on your blog. I do have to go find some peppers though because I think it’s one of the ingredients I’d most like.

David Elliott
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David Elliott

This looks awesome. It is truly sad that my family would not really like the peppers here. I think poblano peppers are so delicious. I really like the simplicity of this recipe here. Definitely something you can make at home with not too much difficulty.

Lavanda Michelle
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Lavanda Michelle

This is such a great post. I love Jalepeno poppers, they are some of my favorite foods. Recipe looks delicious, definitely will try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Kitty
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Kitty

That looks yummm and I feel like having it right away… the preggo me is hangry now 😁… I would definitely try this recipe 😊👍🏼

Kitty
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Kitty

Omg that looks yumm the preggo me is hangry now… I would definitely love to try this recipe 😊👍🏼

Enriqueta Lemoine
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Enriqueta Lemoine

This looks so yummy!

Monidipa
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Monidipa

I love anything and everything in non veg. and I loved the recipe so I am saving it.

Melissa
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Melissa

That looks so good! Definitely something for me to try!

Emily
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Emily

Not a huge fan of peppers but this recipe looks great anyways!

Sandra Crespo
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Sandra Crespo

Wow this looks super delicious! We are not huge meat eaters anymore but it def looks good!

Lynnette
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Lynnette

Thank you for the recipe! I made something similar tonight with the ingredients I had.

Enriqueta Lemoine
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Enriqueta Lemoine

This looks so super yummy!

Ale
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Ale

I love all Mexican food. I love it!

Vanessa Mota
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Vanessa Mota

This looks so good and tasty!

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