Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe

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I’ve got my Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe to share with you!!!  I love the beef tri tip.  It’s a pretty reasonable priced roast, here in Southern California.  It has just enough marbling for great flavor and they are super easy to cook up.

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe: juicy and ready to enjoy on a wood cutting board

Tri Tip Roast

Today I’m sharing how to cook it with a combo of a grill pan and baking in the oven.  You can cook your tri tip on the grill completely too if you want.  So let me share this easy recipe with you.

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe: Searing before baking in the oven

Just like any roast, searing the outside helps to give your roast a great flavor on the outside plus keeps all the juice inside.  If you wanted to cook it completely on the grill I would cook it over direct heat for a few minutes on each side and then move it to indirect heat (turn off 1/2 the burns and place the tri tip on that side).  The indirect heat helps to do a slower cooking process which is great with a roast.

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe: Seared and ready to put in the oven to bake

After I’d grilled both sides on my grill pan for a couple minutes I move it into a baking dish to finish off in the oven.

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe

Ok, let’s get on to how to make this meaty, juicy delight!

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe

Our favorite Tri Tip Roast recipe.  It’s quick and easy to put together.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Total Time:1 hour


  • Tri Tip Roast trimmed, 2-3 lbs
  • 2-3 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons favorite seasoned salt I love Lawry’s
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper


  • Season your tri tip roast with the garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper. Let it sit at room temperature 1-2 hours, so help bring it to room temperature.
  • Preheat your grill pan or grill to medium high heat.
  • If you’re using a grill pan, preheat your oven to 325.
  • I used my grill pan for the tri tip shown but you can do it on an outdoor grill too.
  • Once pan is really hot sear each side of tri tip roast for 2-3 minutes until you have good grill marks.
  • Then I transferred the tri tip roast to a roasting pan and placed it into a preheated 325 degree oven.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until sent of roast registers 130-135 degrees (for medium).
  • Remove your roast, tent it with aluminum foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Slice your tri tip roast against the grain.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef

I also will make tri-tip oven only.  If you prefer that method you want to start with your oven really hot.  I usually will preheat to 450.  Put the tri-tip in for 15-20 minutes at 450 and then lower the temp to 350 for the remainder of the cook time (usually 30-45 minutes).

Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe

I hope you get to try this great recipe too!  I love to get our tri tip at Costco.  They sell it in a 2 pack in their fresh meat section.


Favorite Tri Tip Roast Recipe


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