Pepper and Herb Crusted Sirloin Strip Roast Recipe

Pepper and Herb Crusted Sirloin Strip Roast

The Spruce / Qi Ai

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
705 Calories
40g Fat
2g Carbs
79g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 705
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 251mg 84%
Sodium 937mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 79g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1017mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious sirloin strip roast is covered with coarse freshly ground pepper and herbs, then it is roasted to perfection.

This roast can be prepared earlier in the day. Just cover and refrigerate and then take it out of the refrigerator an hour before roasting time.


  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, or kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground or cracked black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, flat-leaf or curly

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 to 4 pounds sirloin strip roast

  • Pan gravy, or onion gravy, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pepper and Herb Crusted Sirloin Strip Roast ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F and grab a baking or roasting pan.

    baking pan

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  3. Combine the sea or kosher salt, pepper, minced garlic, rosemary, parsley, and olive oil. Rub the pepper and herb mixture all over the roast; place baking dish, fat side up. If not roasting right away, cover the roast and refrigerate.*

    roast rubbed with seasoning, in a baking pan

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  4. Roast for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 F. Continue cooking for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the roast registers about 130 F on an instant-read thermometer or temperature probe inserted into the center of the roast. This is for medium-rare. For medium, take it out of the oven at about 140 F to 145 F.

    roast in a baking pan

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  5. Remove the roast from the oven, transfer to a platter or cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. 

    roast wrapped in a aluminum foil, on a platter

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  6. Prepare Pan Gravy or Onion Gravy while the roast is resting.

    gravy cooking in a saucepan

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  7. Slice the roast and serve with the gravy, along with mashed potatoes and a vegetable or tossed salad. 

    Pepper and Herb Crusted Sirloin Strip Roast, served mashed potatoes and salad

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*If preparing the roast earlier in the day, cover and refrigerate. Take it out of the refrigerator about 1 to 1 1/2  hours before roasting. Uncover and roast as directed.