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How to Cook Tri Tip Steak

This recipe for Tri Tip Steak is perfect for anyone looking to cook a delicious, medium-rare steak at home. The steak is rubbed with oil and salt and pepper before being seared in a pan and then baked in the oven.

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How to Cook TriTip Steak


  • Tri-Tip Steak
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
20 minutes


  1. Preheat the oven at 400°F.
  2. Remove thawed steak from packaging and place it onto a cutting board.
  3. Rub steak with oil and season with salt & pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a pan set over medium-high heat.
  5. Sear steak for about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer steak to a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven on the middle rack, about 10 to 15 minutes per pound.
  8. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 135°F
  9. Cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  10. Enjoy!
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