Tri Tip Oven Roast


1 tri-tip steak (approximately 2-3 pounds)
Salt and black pepper to taste
Olive oil
Garlic powder (optional)
Smoked paprika (optional)
Fresh herbs (rosemary or thyme) for flavor



Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Season the Tri-Tip:

Pat the tri-tip steak dry with paper towels.
Season both sides with salt, black pepper, and any optional seasonings like garlic powder and smoked paprika.
Brush the steak with olive oil to enhance browning.

Sear on Stovetop (Optional)

For an extra layer of flavor, you can sear the tri-tip on the stovetop in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Roast in the Oven

Place the tri-tip steak on a roasting pan or directly in an oven-safe skillet.
Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches your desired doneness. Aim for around 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare.


Remove the tri-tip from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a juicy result.

Slice and Serve

Slice the tri-tip steak against the grain into thin slices.
Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

Herb Butter: Consider making a simple herb butter with melted butter and chopped fresh herbs. Drizzle it over the sliced tri-tip before serving.

Vegetables: Roast vegetables alongside the tri-tip for a complete one-pan meal.

Pan Drippings: Use the pan drippings to make a flavorful jus or gravy.

This oven-roasting method is convenient and produces a delicious tri-tip steak. Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of the steak and your desired level of doneness.