Baked Tri-Tip

A delicious Tri-Tip roast easily made in the oven. No need to fire up the grill or smoker to make this Tri-Tip.

santa maria tri-tip seasoning

I love cooking Tri-Tip. I’ve already shared my Smoked Tri-Tip , Slow Cooker BBQ Tri-Tip and my Grilled Tri-Tip recipes so now it’s time to do a Baked Tri-Tip.

This recipe is super convenient if you don’t own a grill/smoker or a slow cooker. Everybody owns an oven!

sliced tri-tip on a plate with baked beans

Tri-Tip is a triangular-shaped piece of beef located at the bottom of the sirloin region of the cow. It’s pretty lean but has just enough fat to keep it juicy and flavorful during cooking.

This cut of meat gained popularity in California during the 1950s and is now a favorite across the US and probably a few other countries.

Before you apply your dry rub to your meat, pat your meat down with a paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Next, you need a binder to help the dry rub stick to the meat. You can use olive oil or even yellow mustard. I prefer to use Yellow Mustard when cooking Tri-Tip.

Once the binder has been applied, liberally apply the dry rub all over the meat. Make sure you take the proper precautions not to cross-contaminate! I suggest you use one hand to apply the dry rub and the other to rub the dry rub into the meat.

santa maria tri-tip seasoning

I’m also including a very simple seasoning, but you can use your own rub if you have one. Personally, I like to use my Santa Maria Tri-Tip Seasoning.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Baked Tri-Tip recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Tri-Tip – tri-tip roast usually weighs around 2 to 2.5 pounds
  • Coarse Sea Salt – regular salt will also work
  • Ground Black Pepper – use fresh ground black if you can
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Smoked Paprika – or to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. If necessary let the Tri-Tip come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  3. Pat the Tri-Tip dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This helps with browning during baking.
  4. Rub the Tri-Tip with olive oil (or yellow mustard). This helps the dry rub to stick to the meat and helps create a nice crust.
    mustard binder for tri-tip
  5. Generously apply the dry rub to the Tri-Tip. Place the Roast on a baking sheet.
    santa maria seasoning on tri-tip roast
  6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 135-140°F (medium-rare).
    baked tri-tip with santa maria seasonings
  7. Remove the tri-tip from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Slice against the grain and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

baked tri-tip

Baked Tri-Tip

A delicious Tri-Tip roast easily made in the oven. No need to fire up the grill or smoker to make this Tri-Tip.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 45 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 187 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tri-Tip
Dry Rub
  • 1 Tbsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ Tbsp Smoked Paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • If necessary let the Tri-Tip come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Pat the Tri-Tip dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This helps with browning during baking.
  • Rub the Tri-Tip with olive oil (or yellow mustard). This helps the dry rub to stick to the meat and helps create a nice crust.
  • Generously apply the dry rub to the Tri-Tip. Place the Roast on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 135-140°F.
  • Remove the tri-tip from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Slice against the grain and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 934mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 220IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    This Tri-Tip recipe is to die for. It was so tasty and tender. The seasoning made it excellent.

  2. James says:

    I had never had Tri Tip before I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. It was just delicious. The seasoning was just perfect and the meat was very tender.