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Easy Tri Tip in the Oven

Tri Tip in the oven is so easy and delicious. This recipe is a total crowd-pleaser, great for family dinners and entertaining.

Recently I was out to lunch with a friend, I ordered a salad with a side of tri-tip and was completely blown away by it! It was so flavorful and soft to bite I was so impressed! I quickly pulled out my phone and wrote in my grocery list tri-tip, ha! 

The giant cut of meat can be intimidating, this is actually a really easy piece of meat to make! To my surprise, it was a little too easy, haha! After a 20 minute conversation with the store butcher, I felt really confident about cooking it. Typically this cut is cooked on the grill but also the oven! Cooking it on the oven is ahhhhmazing!

Get yourself a good rub or make your own, that’s what I did! You can get that crisp gorgeous exterior by starting it on the stovetop and finishing it in the oven. I HIGHLY recommend doing the entire thing in your cast iron skillet. 

How to cook a Tri Tip in the Oven

This recipe is simple, start by making your spice rub. I used fresh parsley but dried parley would work great too.

Rub the mixture all over your meat front and back. Place your meat in a large ziplock bag and drizzle with avocado oil. Let meat marinate in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours. 

Remove the meat from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking, you want to start the meat at room temperature. 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat a large 12-inch cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Drizzle 2 tbsp of avocado oil in the pan, once the oil shimmers place tri tip in the pan fat side down.
  • Sear the roast for 3-4 minutes until nice and chared. Flip and sear the other side. 
  • Put roast in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. OR about 10-12 minutes per pound, depending on you like your meat cooked. More rare meat will read 130-135 degrees and medium rare is 135-145 degrees F. You can cook it past this point if you like well-done meat. Use a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the roast to check the temperature. 
  • Remove from oven and cover with foil, let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. 
  • Slice against the grain, and serve hot, enjoy! 

Cutting a Tri Tip

This can be a little tricky considering the grain will run in different directions in this cut. Always try to cut against the grain however you can still cut the meat all the way across in the same direction.

Also, try:

Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Tri Tip in the Oven

Easy Tri Tip in the Oven

Tri-Tip in the oven is so easy and delicious. This recipe is a total crowd-pleaser, great for family dinners and entertaining.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 2 pound Tri Tip roast 
  • 2 tsp onion salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Lawary's seasoned salt, any seasoned salt will work
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar, can sub brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, finely diced, can sub dry parsley
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

Instructions

    1. Start by making your spice rub. Combine onion salt, garlic powder, Lawry's seasoning, black pepper, coconut sugar, salt, parsley. Rub the mixture all over your meat front and back.
    2. Place your meat in a large ziplock bag and drizzle with avocado oil. Let meat marinate in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours. 
    3. Remove the meat from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking, you want to start the meat at room temperature. 
    4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
      Heat a large 12-inch cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Drizzle 2 tbsp of avocado oil in the pan, once the oil shimmers place tri tip in the pan fat side down.
    5. Sear the roast for 3-4 minutes until nice and chared. Flip and sear the other side. 
      Put roast in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. OR about 10-12 minutes per pound, depending on you like your meat cooked. More rare meat will read 130-135 degrees and medium rare is 135-145 degrees F. You can cook it past this point if you like well-done meat. Use a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the roast to check the temperature. 
    6. Remove from oven and cover with foil, let meat rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. 
    7. Slice against the grain, and serve hot, enjoy!
Easy Tri Tip in the Oven

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