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Tonight I made this and used a red bell, parsley, basil, and purple basil from the garden in the salsa. Fan-tastic meal. Such wonderful website! I come here all the time, and have used ((at least)) half a dozen of your recipes. Thanks. :)
My husband is a big fan of tri tip so I made this last weekend and now he’s requested again tonight. Looks like this will become a regular around our house. Thanks!
Hi, I have a question regarding cooking this in the oven. About how long should I cook this for at 325 deg? I don’t have a meat thermometer and I know that every oven cooks differently but is there an approximate time?
Hi Star, after browning, I would figure about 12 – 13 minutes per pound. Sort of hard to say. It depends on your particular cut, and your oven. Best to undercook, you can always put it back in the oven if it isn’t done enough to your taste.
Very nice. I gave it a try (I love everything on the BBQ) and it was very good !
You’re correct, Costco has the tri-tip. I just bought some last week and plan to try it soon. Great looking recipe!
Hmm – next time I do a tri-tip I’ll have to try this salsa. I just did a tri-tip with Santa Maria beans on Sunday – it is becoming my Memorial Day weekend tradition & always brings back fond memories of Santa Maria BBQs from when I was little.
I’m Canadian, and I’ve seen this cut in both BC and Ontario. It’s usually labelled as sirloin tip though. If you are on the east coast, try Loblaws. If you are on the West, save-on-foods/overwaitea both carry it, as do a number of smaller chains and butcher shops.
Elise, Trader Joe’s in Raleigh, NC carries the tri-tip steak and actually that’s where I buy it because the other markets around here don’t carry it. Want to try the green pepper salsa with almost anything, it sounds so good.
We can get tri-tip at Trader Joe’s here on the East coast, both Santa Maria marinated and plain, which we usually get and then we kick it up ourselves. (This way we can control the sodium, too.)
The green pepper salsa sounds great! I love the combination of ingredients.
What a flavorful way to eat steak. The pepper salsa is a perfect topping for it.
Enjoy your weekend, Elise!
This was really good! Even our 4 yr old said, “Oh, this meat is so good! I will eat this for breakfast, I will eat this for lunch and I will eat this for dinner!” We didn’t make the green pepper salsa, but it was still really yummy. Once again, thanks Elise for a great recipe!
Made this recipe tonight for in-laws and everyone liked it. Will try it with the method of BBQ guy next time. We will be cooking on the grill a lot more if this hot weather continues. Thanks Elise.
Elise, Your blog is great. Love it. I just did a grilled tri tip with a black olive aioli and it was fantastic. Come visit when you have time and take a look. If you have time! I was able to find the recipe in the Niman Ranch Cookbook and I changed only a few things. My only problem was eating all the black olives before I could get them in the aioli. haha
I liked this marinade too. I’ve used the cider for ribs, but not the tri tip so I will have to try that.
Thanks again, it’s been fun reading through your blog since I became aware of it!
Recipe sounds very good, well done once again Elise! Fortunately for moi, I live in Buenos Aires where high quality meat is the norm. If I’m not mistaken, tri-tip looks a lot like “colita de cuadril” down here, maybe someone can confirm / correct this…good sauce and lovely pics!
We made this last night for company and it was awesome. The whole thing was simple and easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
What the heck is a tri-tip steak? I don’t recall seeing that cut on a chart. Where on the steer is the steak from: and what other cut would suffice?
Hi lh0425 – Here is an explanation of beef loin cuts that may shed some light on tri tip.
Tri-tip is one of our favorite cuts for grilling but is almost impossible to find in Wisconsin. A spoon roast is a great substitute.
Love your green pepper salsa. It’s addictive!
Tri- Tip is easily found here in Utah.(At least up where I am at). I get it from our local butcher shop or Costco. I have used it in many recipes, and am so excited to try this one out.
I can’t wait. Thanks
This salsa looks wonderful! Luckily I can get tri-tip at the commissary here on base, it’s the first time I’ve seen it since leaving California.
I’m pretty sure you could make the same recipe with brisket as well.