Dark Beer Marinated Sirloin

by: Chef Ben Davis

Compatible Wolf Appliances:


This slightly spicy steak is great for a sandwich or as a protein for a fresh summer vegetable salad. The Gourmet Mode on the Wolf Speed Oven cooks the steak a little over medium. Make sure that the steak is no thicker than 1 inch prior to cooking or it may overcook. The longer the steak can marinate, the more tender it will be when cooked.

Prep Time
Cook Time




  • 2 bottles of beer, the darker the better
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 2 pound sirloin steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 lemon
  • arugula
  • manchego cheese
  • 4 large rolls
  • 2 15 ounce cans black beans


In a very hot skillet, toast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds until fragrant but not burnt, about 30 seconds over a hot flame. Combine the cumin, coriander, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Grind mixture in a coffee grinder or blender until very fine. Move to a small bowl. Add a couple pinches of salt and pepper.

Combine the spice mixture with enough olive oil to form a thin paste and spread evenly on both sides of the cleaned sirloin steak. Submerge the steak in the beer for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.

Remove the steak from the beer and place it in a heavy glass or Pyrex dish. Place the dish on the tall round riser for the Wolf Speed Oven. Select Gourmet Mode on the control panel and then press the number 8. The Wolf Speed Oven will use the broiler in conjunction with the microwave to efficiently cook the steak to about medium.

Heat a pan with oil and add the white onions. Once the onions have sweat, add the cumin, ancho chili powder, and black beans. Mash the beans with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Squeeze lemon and extra virgin olive oil on arugula.

Take steaks out of the Wolf Speed Oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice across the grain and serve with your favorite sides or as the main part of a steak sandwich.

To assemble a steak sandwich, spread the beans onto the bread and top with manchego cheese and arugula. Add the sliced steak on top, finish with the remaining slice of bread, and serve.