Grilled Tri Tip Steak

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Get ready to elevate your grilling game to new heights with our mouthwatering Grilled Tri-Tip Steak recipe! Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the perfect harmony of flavors, tenderness, and versatility. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just stepping into the world of barbecuing, this dish promises a sensational dining experience that will leave you craving more.

Tri-tip steak, renowned for its exceptional balance of leanness, tenderness, and robust taste, takes the center stage in this recipe. Hailing from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut, the tri-tip’s distinctive triangular shape sets it apart as a true culinary gem. As you fire up the grill, you’ll witness the transformation of this cut into a succulent masterpiece that’s destined to be the star of your table.

From backyard gatherings to cozy family dinners, Grilled Tri-Tip Steak brings people together in a celebration of food and flavor. Its versatility shines through whether you’re grilling, broiling, or using a skillet, making it an ideal choice for any cooking method you prefer. So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a culinary adventure that promises tenderness, flavor, and a touch of grilling magic that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Serve this great steak with Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes or Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes. Make the meal complete and grill up some dessert, Grilling Desserts: Sweet Treats Straight from the BBQ.

Also pairs well with Parmesan Asparagus or Garlicky Roasted Broccoli.


Grilled Tri Tip Steak

Grilled Tri Tip Steak

Grilled Tri Tip Steak is absolutely wonderful. Tri tip steak is a versatile beef cut for grilling, broiling, and skillet-cooking.

  • Author: The Spruce
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :15
  • Total Time: 1:45
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilled


Units Scale
  • 3 pound beef tri tip steaks
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and pour into a resealable bag. Add tri tip and make sure it is well coated. Using tongs, carefully turn steak over a few times in marinade. Seal bag and let steak marinate for 2-6 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Remove tri tip steaks from marinade and discard marinade. Place steaks on a hot grill. Cook for 12-15 minutes, turning a few times during the cooking process to get an even sear.
  3. Remove steaks once they have reached desired doneness.
  4. Rest steaks for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to tent with aluminum foil if the rest time is longer than 5 minutes, or you are waiting for other items to come off the grill.
  5. Slice tri tips against the grain in to thin pieces and serve with your favorite sides.
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