Tri Tip

Tri Tip 101
  • How To Thaw
  • How To Grill
  • How To Roast
  • How To Slice

How To Thaw

1. Defrost meat in the refrigerator:

  • Plan ahead for defrosting meat in the refrigerator since it will take time
  • Leave Tri Tip in vacuum sealed plastic bag
  • Defrost the meat for a full 24 hours
  • Cook meat within 3-5 days of thawing

2. Defrost meat using cold water for a faster method of thawing:

  • Keep Tri Tip in the plastic bag it arrived in
  • Submerge the bag with the meat in cold water and change the water every 30 minutes - the frozen meat will decrease the temperature of the water, slowing the thawing process if the water is not changed
  • Defrosts in approximately 1 to 2 hours
  • Remove from bag and cook the meat immediately

How To Grill

  1. Prepare grill for direct and indirect medium-high heat
  2. Sear the Tri Tip 5-7 minutes per side over direct heat
  3. Sear until nicely brown and meat starts to caramelize
  4. Move the Tri Tip over the indirect heat area and grill another 10-15 minutes per side
  5. For medium rare internal temperature of the Tri Tip should be 130
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing
  7. Slice thin against the grain

How To Roast

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place the Tri Tip in a shallow roasting pan
  3. Place the pan in the oven
  4. Turn down the temperature to 350 degrees
  5. Let the Tri Tip Cook for 12-14 minutes per pound
  6. After 30 minutes, check the internal temperature

How To Slice

  1. Transfer cooked Tri Tip to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing
  2. Slice thin against the grain

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