Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak

Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak

The Spruce / Ali Redmond

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
441 Calories
24g Fat
10g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 2455mg 107%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 748mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use a tri-tip steak or roast for this recipe and adjust the cooking time accordingly. The Asian-inspired flavors in this marinade make this a great steak for any occasion. If you are interested in extra sauce, simply double the marinade recipe. For more information on this, see the instructions. Serve over rice, steamed or grilled vegetables, or noodles.


  • 2 pounds beef tri-tip

  • 4 to 6 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak ingredients

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  2. Trim beef tri-tip of excess fat. Combine other ingredients, except sesame seeds and mix well.

    marinade ingredients in a bowl

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  3. Place beef tri-tip in a resealable plastic bag and coat well with marinade. Refrigerate for several hours (6 to 12 hours).

    beef and marinade in a bowl

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  4. Preheat grill and remove beef tri-tip from marinade while it heats, discarding any remaining marinade in bag.

    meat on a cutting board

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  5. Grill beef tri-tip over medium heat, turning occasionally for about 25 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the cut and preferred doneness.

    meat cooking on the grill

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  6. Once done, remove from grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak on a cutting board

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  7. Carve across the grain, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve.

    sliced Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak on a cutting board

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  • If you would like an extra sauce to go on top, simply double the marinade recipe. Split mixture by using half of it as a marinade and placing the other half into a medium saucepan. This will be your serving sauce. Bring mixture to a high simmer for 1 minute, reduce to low and let mixture continue simmering for 8 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to ensure that there is no burning.  
  • If you would like the sauce a bit sweeter, add another tablespoon or two to the sauce and continue to simmer until sugar has melted though. Mixture should be able to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and serve on the side or pour over top of sliced tri-tip.

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