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The Best Beef Tri-Tip

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I received a food wish for roast beef recently, which can be done with many different cuts. I ended up deciding on beef tri-tip, since it's affordable, flavorful, great for parties, and, using this low-temp roasting technique, nearly fool-proof. No marinating, no searing, no nothing; just rub on some salt and spices and pop it into the oven until it reaches the doneness you want. Plate it up with a Romano bean salad or enjoy as a roast beef sandwich!"
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2 h servings 274
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 2 1/2-pound tri-tip)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
  2. Mix salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, dried rosemary, and fresh rosemary together in a small bowl.
  3. Place tri-tip in a baking pan. Season generously with the spice rub until both sides are completely covered.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare, or until desired doneness, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Flip meat over halfway.
  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil and let meat rest for 20 minutes. Remove tri-tip to a cutting board and cut into 2 pieces along where the grain changes direction. Slice meat across the grain and transfer to serving plates.
  6. Mix beef broth in with the pan drippings and drizzle over the slices.


  • Chef's Notes:
  • Since we're using such a low temperature, there isn't going to be much carry-over heat, so be sure that you reach your target temperature before pulling it out.
  • Feel free to use chicken broth instead of beef broth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 274 calories; 11.8 1.4 38.4 132 1540 Full nutrition

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This was among the best tri tips I have ever eaten. I followed the recipe exactly. I very much enjoyed the rub as well as the method. It was so tender and tasty. I paired with brown rice and a ...

Super easy and delicious

Delicious and THIS is the way to go in the future for making tri-tip at home. In the past, I had marinated it overnight. It went on a rack in a roasting pan in a hotter oven. This made MUCH less...

TRI TIP certainly makes a fantastic roast beef. Sliced thin it makes a delightful meal or sandwiches. This recipe is Easy to cook