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A cutting board has a grilled tri tip with slices off of one end.
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Easy Grilled Tri -Tip

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Beef
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 545kcal
Author: Jonathan Neuneker


  • 4 lb Tri-Tip


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup seasoning salt
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated onions
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper


  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a zip lock gallon freezer bag.
  • Close and shake to combine.
  • If you bought an "untrimmed tri-tip" than carefully remove most of the fat cap before cooking. Don't remove all of it or cut into the meat itself in the process of removing it.
  • Open bag and add tri-tip, closing carefully and removing as much air as possible.
  • Marinate for 4 hours.
  • Pre-heat grill to Medium heat, then place the tri-tip on the grill.
  • After 5 minutes, flip the tri-tip.
  • Check the meat every 10 minutes, watching the temperature.
  • Remove from grill when the meat reaches approximately 5 degrees from the desired temperature, making sure to get your readings from the thickest part of the meat. The meat will continue to rise in temperature for a few minutes even after being removed from heat.
  • Let the meat sit for about 10 minutes, then slice against the grain in thin slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Degree of Doneness for Beef:
125 F - Rare, cool red center
135 - Medium Rare, warm red center
145 - Medium, warm pink center
150 - Medium Well, slightly pink center - not recommended
160 - well done, little or no pink - not recommended


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 4063mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 4mg