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Tri-Tip Roast in the Oven Recipe - Wellborn 2R Beef

Tri-Tip Roast in the Oven Recipe

Tri-Tip Roast Recipe

A Tri Tip roast is a cut of beef full of flavor. The Tri Tip roast is juicy and tender when cooked in the oven. We have a great recipe idea for you if you are wondering how to cook a tri-tip roast in the oven.

Ingredient breakdown

  • Beef tri-tip: Tri-tip is a relatively lean cut of beef, but it still has enough fat to provide flavor and juiciness. It is tender and juicy.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is a healthy choice for this recipe.
  • Parsley: Parsley is a popular herb often used as a garnish. While it may seem like a simple ingredient, parsley can make a dish more flavorful.
  • Onion powder: Onion powder is a key ingredient in Tri Tip in the Oven. It helps to flavor the meat and gives it a slightly sweet taste.
  • Garlic powder: The role of garlic powder in tri-tip in the oven is to elevate the flavors in your dish.
  • Italian seasoning: Italian seasoning is a versatile blend of herbs in various dishes. When it comes to tri-tip, this seasoning can add a depth of flavor and aroma that takes the dish to the next level.
  • Cayenne pepper: This spice can help to give the dish a bit of heat, as well as some depth of flavor.
  • Sweet paprika: It adds depth of flavor with a touch of sweetness to the dish.
  • Black pepper: It adds a bit of heat and spice to the dish, making it more interesting and enjoyable.
  • Salt: It adds flavor and enhances the flavor of other spices.

Tips to Remember

When it comes to making a Tri Tip roast recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to preheat the oven to the correct temperature. This will ensure that the meat cooks evenly.
  • Season the meat generously before cooking. This will help to lock in flavor and juiciness.
  • The weight of the meat affects its cooking time. If you are cooking for more people than in this recommended recipe, you might want to consider different cooking times.
  • Keep an eye on the meat. Overcooking can lead to dry, tough meat.
  • Resting the meat is crucial for its juiciness and flavor, so don't skip it.

What to serve with tri-tip?

Here are some tips on what to serve with tri-tip:

  • Salad: If you're looking for something classic, pair your tri-tip with a simple salad of mixed greens and vinaigrette. Creamy potato salad works well as well.
  • Roasted vegetables: For something heartier, try serving it with roasted potatoes or other vegetables like asparagus, butternut squash, zucchini, broccoli etc.
  • Mashed potatoes: serving this roast on a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes is a comforting and hearty option.
  • Grilled fruit: if you're feeling adventurous, go for a bolder flavor combo like grilled peaches with balsamic glaze or grilled pineapple. The sweetness of the fruit pairs well with the richness of the roast.

How to store and use leftover oven-roasted tri-tip?

Leftover tri-tip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. When ready to eat it, slice the meat thinly against the grain.

There are many ways to enjoy leftover tri-tip. Slice it thinly and serve it on a salad or sandwich. Or, dice it into small pieces and add it to pasta, rice, quesadillas, omelets or salads. Shredded tri-tip is also great in tacos, burritos, and chili.

Tri-Tip Roast – The recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


 For the dry rub:

  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp salt


  1. Rinse beef tri-tip under fresh water and pat dry using a paper towel.
  2. Add onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, sweet paprika, black pepper and salt in a small bowl, and mix well.
  3. Apply the seasoning to the beef and rub gently to make an even coating. Then leave to marinade for 60 minutes.
  4. Prepare oven and preheat to 400F.
  5. In the meanwhile, pour vegetables into a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add marinated tri-tip to the skillet and cook each side for 3 minutes until the color becomes brown.
  6. Then transfer to the preheated oven and roast for 20 to 30 minutes until internal temperature reaches 125F to 130F.
  7. Once cooked, remove from oven and place on the cutting board. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and leave to rest for 5 to 15 minutes.
  8. Then slice and serve with parsley garnishing on top.

Note: After marinade, you can cover the beef with plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. But make sure to take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you start cooking.

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