My family raves about this oven-cooked tri tip roast; it's succulent, flavorful, and even my picky 5 year-old loves it! If you want to get a taste of southern California barbeque, this is it. Serve with fresh salsa, tortillas, rice, and beans. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Whisk kosher salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, rosemary, sage, lemon pepper, seasoned salt, and beef bouillon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture on all sides of roast and rub spices into meat.

  • Heat a skillet over high heat. Cook roast in hot skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer meat, fat-side facing up, to a roasting pan. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until just turning from pink to grey, about 90 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 150 degrees F (65 degrees C). Uncover roast and tent loosely with aluminum foil; let rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.

Cook's Notes:

If you can't find tri tip you can still use this approach with a well marbled sirloin steak, or London broil.

This can also be grilled at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) or on a wood fire grill using red oak. It will take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes this way.

You can substitute garlic powder for the granulated garlic, if desired. You can use pink Himalayan salt in place of the kosher salt, if desired. You can substitute chicken bouillon for the beef bouillon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; 14.1 g total fat; 158 mg cholesterol; 838 mg sodium. 2.6 g carbohydrates; 46 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
I was out of my normal pappy's seasoning and mixed this recipe up and put it on the night before BBQ ing my Tri tip and my whole family was raving over it! A big hit for us! I will definitely be mixing up some to keep on hand! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2018
Cooking for 60 minutes yielded a medium roast - 90 minutes would have been way too long. We thought it was quite salty an too spicy for us. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
I was out of my normal pappy's seasoning and mixed this recipe up and put it on the night before BBQ ing my Tri tip and my whole family was raving over it! A big hit for us! I will definitely be mixing up some to keep on hand! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2017
I made this with a 1.5 lb tri tip and had plenty of rub left over. I seared in a Dutch oven and transferred straight to oven. Tented as directed. Also through in some mushrooms and butter around roast. Cooked for 60 mins and it came out perfect. Medium well I would say. My kids are very picky and they loved it. Even got a complement from my husband and said it was very good. (I never cook steak because I ALWAYS over cook it). I never take the time to write reviews but felt that this recipe was well worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2015
I made three different tri tips with three different marinades/rubs for my grandson's birthday and this was the clear winner. I grilled the tri tip on the bbq using indirect heat. Served with pinquito beans for that Santa Maria tri tip goodness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
I was out of my normal pappy's seasoning and mixed this recipe up and put it on the night before BBQ ing my Tri tip and my whole family was raving over it! A big hit for us! I will definitely be mixing up some to keep on hand! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2018
Cooking for 60 minutes yielded a medium roast - 90 minutes would have been way too long. We thought it was quite salty an too spicy for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2017
This tritip recipe is a great substitute if you don't feel like bbqing outside. I added a tblsp. of olive oil tsp. of worcestershire sauce and a tsp. of liquid smoke to ingredients then rubbed on tritip and let it rest over nite in frig. It came out so juicey! I would recommend less baking time if you prefer your beef rare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2015
This was incredibly easy to prepare and tasted wonderful. I would highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2015
Great recipe, but take it out when medium-rare. This is tending into the medium-well range. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2015
My husband is tough to please when it comes to meat roasted in an oven... he prefers the grill. But he loved this recipe. It was very easy to prepare and had great flavor... I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
Delicious! 12 year old says "I could live off of this!" Teen loved it too! Tender even though I overcooked my smaller roast. Thank you thank you!!! Read More
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