Sesame-Ginger Tri-Tip Steak

Grilled Tri-tip steak

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
479 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
50g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 479
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 2611mg 114%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 50g
Calcium 87mg 7%
*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 cups/240 mL soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL water
  • 1 tablespoon/30 mL red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/30 mL fresh ginger (grated)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.75 mL freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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


  • 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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