Simple Grilled Tri Tip Steak

Simple Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

The Spruce

Ratings (39)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Marinating Time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: serves 4-6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
616 Calories
33g Fat
8g Carbs
69g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple Tri-Tip Steak recipe uses a simple but flavorful marinade, followed by a hot and fast trip over the grill to seal in the flavors. Serve this steak as the main attraction or in salads, sandwiches, and wraps.


  • 3 pounds beef tri-tip steaks
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch salt

Steps to Make It

Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl.

Mix well and pour into a resealable bag. Add tri-tip and make sure it is well coated. Using tongs, carefully turn steak over a few times in marinade. Seal bag and let steak marinate for 2 to 6 hours.

Preheat grill for high heat.

Remove tri-tip steaks from marinade and discard marinade. Place steaks on a hot grill.

Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning a few times during the cooking process to get an even sear. Remove steaks once they have reached desired doneness.

Rest steaks for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure to tent with aluminum foil if the rest time is longer than 5 minutes, or you are waiting for other items to come off the grill.

Slice tri-tips against the grain in to thin pieces and serve with your favorite sides.