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Tri-tip in the Oven

Making Tri-tip in the oven is SO easy and delicious and a total crowd-pleaser.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Tracy


Special Equipment


  • 1 untrimmed tri-tip*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Seasoning salt*


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Trim any silver skin from the bottom of the tri-tip and sprinkle the entire thing with seasoning salt, gently rubbing it into the surface.
  • On the stove, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Once oil is hot place tri-tip, fat-side down, in the pan. Turn heat down to medium-high and cook for 4 minutes, or until well-seared. Flip meat and place pan in the oven.
  • Roast for 10 to 15 minutes per pound (start checking the internal temp at about 20 minutes for a medium-sized roast). Cook until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reads 135°F for medium-rare to 145° for medium (the roast in the photos was pulled at 145°F). Tent with foil to keep warm and allow meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice roast against the grain by cutting it in half at the center point and then across the grain on each end and enjoy!


*If your tri-tip is untrimmed on both sides, leave the fat cap and trim the other side (see post for more details).
This cooking method will still work with a trimmed tri-tip, the fat layer just helps keep the roast moist.
*If you don't have seasoning salt, mix together 2 teaspoons each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.


Calories: 264kcal